Watch: grazing gets more difficult on Thrive demo farm
Declan Marren
Declan Marren was on the Thrive demo farm this week, where grazing conditions have become a lot trickier since the wet weather returned last weekend.
15 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Calf rearing series: hitting target weights at every stage
In the final part of the calf rearing series, Declan Marren looks at the importance of hitting growth targets at every stage throughout the system.
11 March 2023 Management
Thrive weekly roundup: calf prices and creating the perfect environment
This week's dairy beef programme roundup looks at the current calf market with prices slipping slightly as numbers increase and how to create the perfect calf environment for rearing.
Thrive: feeding calves during a colder weather
Declan Marren looks at some simple tips to minimise the impact cold weather on calf performance in the rearing shed.
4 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Thrive: 72 heifers at grass on demo farm
With excellent ground conditions and a good supply of grass, the yearling heifers were turned out this week on the Thrive demonstration farm in Cashel, Co Tipperary.
25 February 2023 Grass & feeding
Calf rearing series week two: preparing for calf arrival
Before a calf is purchased for your farm this spring, there is a huge amount of work to do to prepare for calf arrival. Declan Marren reports
22 February 2023 Grass & feeding
Watch: weighing yearlings on the Thrive demo farm
With ground conditions improving and grass beginning to grow, the yearling cattle on the Thrive demo farm were weighed to assess their winter performance ahead of turnout.
18 February 2023 Grass & feeding
Calf rearing series week one: putting a plan and budget in place
With the main calf trading season upon us, over the coming weeks Declan Marren will take a look at the main considerations for rearing farms prior to purchasing dairy beef calves.
15 February 2023 Management
Thrive weekly roundup: final phase for 24-month system and top dairy-beef news
This week's dairy-beef update looks at the final few feeding weeks for stock coming ready for slaughter and has a roundup of this week's main dairy-beef news stories from feed prices to calf exports.
4 February 2023 Management
Thrive: end zone in sight for 24-month systems
Farms operating a 24-month dairy calf to beef enterprise are entering the final weeks of feeding pre-slaughter.
1 February 2023 Grass & feeding
Thrive weekly roundup: getting stock back on target and calf-rearing costs
This week's diary-beef programme roundup has tips for getting stock back on target if there has been a disappointing weight result mid-winter.
28 January 2023 Breeding & health
Calf-rearing costs up 44% since 2021
Rising input costs have added €50/head to the rearing cost of calves over the last two years.
25 January 2023 News