Beef Cattle - Grass and Feeding

The importance of sulphur on grassland
Claire Aspel, formerly of Teagasc Johnstown Castle and now with Grassland Agro, explains the importance of sulphur for nitrogen use efficiency in grassland.
1 February 2023 Fertilizers
Fertiliser planning to replenish fodder reserves in 2023
John Carroll, Tirlán, and Peter Ging, Gouldings, go through some of the steps farmers should be taking to replenish silage stocks next summer.
1 February 2023 Fertilizers
Reap the benefits of lime this year
David Wall, Teagasc, and Eoin O’Carroll, Grolime, examine some of the benefits of using lime on tillage and grasslands.
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
What to do with dairy-beef stock that have fallen behind target weight
Coming up with a plan as soon as possible once a period of underperformance has been detected is key to minimising the disruption to your production system.
25 January 2023 Grass & feeding
Thrive: what weight should dairy beef yearlings be today?
A midwinter weighing is really important to ensure dairy beef animals remain on target during the period when most stock fall behind.
18 January 2023 Grass & feeding
Thrive: calf price and breed bonus restrict continental dairy beef profits
Calf price on day one and the lack of a breed bonus payment at the point of slaughter are the two main factors working against the continental dairy beef animal.
1 January 2023 Grass & feeding
BovINE EU: Spanish farms cutting costs using vegetable byproducts
Spanish beef farmers are linking up with the vegetable industry to source cheap, high-quality feed for their livestock.
28 December 2022 Grass & feeding
What on-farm factors influence the eating quality of beef?
Declan Marren looks at some of the research done in Teagasc over the years looking at on-farm influences of beef eating quality.
25 December 2022 Grass & feeding
'High costs a huge concern for beef sector' – Teagasc beef conference
Adam Woods reports from the Teagasc national beef conference held in Balinasloe this week.
14 December 2022 Grass & feeding
Thrive: dry conditions allow the last heavy covers to be grazed
Drier weather over the last week has allowed some stock to return outdoors on the demonstration farm to graze off the last remaining heavy covers.
7 December 2022 Grass & feeding
Thrive: bullock systems most profitable in 2022
Analysis of the Thrive demonstration farm performance this year has shown that steer systems were the most profitable.
23 November 2022 Grass & feeding