Beef Management: silage pit management and animal health queries
Declan Marren
Declan Marren outlines best practice for silage pit management during periods of mild weather while pneumonia remains a constant threat for young stock housed in recent weeks.
2 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: building on BEEP-S
A warm, wet October weather resulted in a pair of bloat cases on Tommy Moyles farm at Ardfield, Clonakilty, Co Cork.
1 November 2022 Management
Reducing the risk of mastitis post-weaning
Weaning suckler calves after housing may be more practical in terms of management, but there is a risk of cows developing mastitis.
Farmer Writes: winter has arrived in Leitrim
When heavy rain was forecast, the decision was made to split the heavier bulls and their cows off and house them, leaving the younger stock outside, writes Karen McCabe.
29 October 2022 Farmer Writes
Five options for weaning spring-born calves
Suckler farmers will be thinking of weaning spring-born calves over the next few weeks, with various methods used. Outlined are five options for weaning.
1 October 2022 Management
Avoiding BEEP penalties this autumn
Adam Woods takes a look at what farmers need to do to guarantee this year’s BEEP payment.
28 September 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: weighing cattle and calves
The question now for Kieran Sullivan is what to sell and what to keep to let out to grass next March.
28 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Top tips for weaning suckler calves
Autumn will see suckler farmers looking to start weaning calves. Kieran Mailey outlines some tips to reducing the stress when splitting cows and calves.
14 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Grass+ Beef: making the most of remaining grass supply
At this stage beef farms are looking at making the most of the grass that is on farm with the closing date for spreading fertiliser now past.
14 September 2022 Grass & feeding
Farmer Writes: a big weekend, Garth Brooks and vaccinating cows
I have to say I really hate the thoughts of the winter starting. It’s never so bad when you get into it, but the thought of starting back into it is just not nice.
12 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Doreen plots a polled plan
Adam Woods previews the ninth joint production sale of the Roundhill and Castleview herds on Saturday 10 September in Roscrea Mart.
7 September 2022 Pedigree
Beef Management: dry weather, weaning and BDGP targets
The latest tips and advice for drystock farms in this week's Beef Management.
31 August 2022 Management