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North Leinster reign as national Hereford calf champions 2022
Shanon Kinahan
The National Hereford Calf Show took place in Tullamore recently. Shanon Kinahan reports.
7 December 2022 Breeding & health
Best policy for parasite control
Natascha Meunier, Beef HealthCheck Programme manager with Animal Health Ireland, outlines some of the key criteria for dosing stock this winter.
3 December 2022 Breeding & health
Thrive weekly roundup: picture report of finished cattle and Friesian bull query
The dairy-beef programme roundup this week includes an in-picture slaughter report from the demo farm and deals with a common query on the lack of Friesian bulls in the Thrive programme.
Coolcran and Lisglass lead the way at Northern Ireland Simmental calf show
Shanon Kinahan reports from the second four-breed calf show which took place last Saturday 26 November at Dungannon, where Coolcran and Lisglass Simmentals both came out on top.
1 December 2022 Pedigree
In pictures: Thrive stock slaughter performance
Last week's beef page detailed the financial performance of the Thrive stock finished this year. This week, Declan Marren outlines what a typical dairy beef animal is achieving on the farm.
30 November 2022 Breeding & health
Thrive: why are there no Friesian bulls in the programme?
Declan Marren outlines why the Thrive programme is concentrating only on beef-sired dairy beef stock.
30 November 2022 Breeding & health
Winter Fair: tough work for judges to choose champions
Spirits were high as the first day of the Carrick fatstock got under way, with the breed champions tapped out ahead of Monday’s sale.
28 November 2022 Pedigree
Thrive weekly roundup: what system is making money in 2022?
The Thrive dairy-beef programme weekly roundup is all about financial performance this week, with full analysis of each system in place on the demonstration farm in Cashel, Co Tipperary.
26 November 2022 Breeding & health
Liver fluke forecast identifies high risk of disease in west and northwest
The forecast predicts infection being prevalent in the west and northwest with occasional losses in the midlands, east Munster and north Leinster.
25 November 2022 Management
Genetic Gems sets new Irish record
The second ever Hereford Genetic Gems sale took place on Saturday 19 November at GVM Tullamore where yet another Irish record was set at the annual event, reports Shanon Kinahan.
23 November 2022 Pedigree
Record entry of almost 500 cattle for Carrick Winter fair
Adam Woods previews a big weekend for commercial fatstock producers in Carrick on Shannon.
23 November 2022 Pedigree
Thrive: increased beef price masks production cost hike
The 2021-born stock have recorded an increased net margin compared to last year but overall margins remain tight. Declan Marren reports.
23 November 2022 Breeding & health