Beef Cattle - Grass and Feeding

If in doubt, take it out
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick discuss how to manage grass during this period of exceptionally high grass growth rates
18 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: growth surge set to continue
After two weeks of really high grass growth rates, things looks set to continue over the coming week as ground has plenty of heat and moisture.
18 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Watch: surplus grass and weighing cattle on Thrive demo farm
Declan Marren has the latest from the Thrive demonstration farm, where the yearling cattle were weighed for the first time since turnout and the first surplus grass of the year is to be baled.
Grain prices looking good for 2022 and 2023
The latest USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report suggests that grain prices will continue to be supported in 2022 and 2023 due to tight supply
17 May 2022 News
Silage Series: count what you have and what you need
Adam Woods kicks off an Irish Farmers Journal initiative, which aims to highlight silage budgeting, silage-making and fodder issues on farms over the next few months.
11 May 2022 Grass & feeding
How the Thrive farmers are dealing with increased input costs
The Thrive farmers are adopting a number of strategies to help combat the impact of high feed and fertiliser prices this year.
11 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: decisions need to be made to maintain grazing quality
Strong growth in most areas of the country means keeping grazing quality ahead of stock now becomes the priority.
11 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Some steps to improve silage quality
Producing high-quality silage could save a lot of money this season, as fertiliser and concentrate costs reach exceptionally high prices.
11 May 2022 Footprint Farmers
Thrive: meal feeding to calves at grass – feed on or cut it out?
It has been a topic of much debate between the Thrive farmers over the last few years – to feed meal for the first grazing season or not? Now with higher meal prices, has the opinion changed?
11 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass bursting out of the ground
Super growing conditions means farmers need to be careful not to let cows and cattle into covers that are too strong.
4 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Watch: grazing and silage update from Thrive demo farm
Grass growth has kicked on significantly over the last 10 days on the demonstration farm, with growth finally exceeding demand for the first time this year. Declan Marren has an update from the farm.
4 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Clover is a long-term solution, not a quick fix
Trevor Boland held a Teagasc clover farm walk outlining his learnings from trial work carried out on his farm in Sligo last year. Declan Marren reports.
27 April 2022 Grass & feeding