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This week in photos: harvest 2022 and Thrive open day
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Our top photos from the past week include some of the action from a rapid harvest progress, an egg producer in Monaghan and the scenes at Thrive open day, where the future of dairy beef is discussed.
13 August 2022 Breeding & health
Thrive: open day summary and booklet
Over 2,000 people attended the Thrive dairy calf-to-beef open day on Tuesday. Declan Marren outlines some of the key messages from the day.
12 August 2022 News
Weekly podcast: ACRES payments, record harvest and Thrive open day
Get details of the payments set to be available to farmers under ACRES and news of the tillage sector’s €700m record heatwave harvest.
Universal breeding index needed for both dairy and beef farmers
Carcase weight of beef bulls used by dairy farmers should be increased as the cows calving ability increases, Rosalish Goulding said at the Thrive dairy-beef farm open day.
11 August 2022 News
Lighter carcases presenting problems for processors
Adam Woods reports from the THRIVE dairy calf to beef open day in Cashel this week.
10 August 2022 Markets
DNA registration needs to happen
Adam Woods summarises some of the discussion from the THRIVE open day which took place in Cashel this week.
10 August 2022 Breeding & health
Thrive open day: dairy beef risk and return
A black coat on the calf at three weeks of age is no longer enough to differentiate good potential from a much lesser potential.
10 August 2022 Viewpoints
Usage of beef straws on the dairy herd up 25% this year - ICBF
The Irish Farmers Journal Thrive demonstration farm open day heard that beef usage in the dairy herd is up as more dairy farms look to sexed semen for breeding replacements.
10 August 2022 News
Thrive open day: farmers see a future in dairy-beef
Farmers attending the Irish Farmers Journal Thrive demonstration farm open day give their views on the challenges and opportunities with dairy-beef. Noel Bardon and Rachel Donovan report.
9 August 2022 News
Thrive systems economics in black and white
Declan Marren breaks down the numbers behind the various Thrive systems to examine the profitability of a dairy-beef enterprise.
8 August 2022 Breeding & health
Improving the quality of dairy-beef calves
A key component of the Thrive programme is to demonstrate the benefits of using high beef merit, DBI sires to produce better-quality, more profitable stock.
8 August 2022 Breeding & health
Calf rearing: getting calves off to a good start
The rearing phase of the system is the most labour-intensive and the highest risk period for calf health. Getting the simple things right is very important.
7 August 2022 Breeding & health