Beef Management

Managing the creep pen for calves
Kieran Mailey
A well-bedded creep pen is a must for autumn-born suckler calves during the housing period.
26 November 2022 Management
Five tips for fluke drenching cattle
When treating cattle for fluke, outlined are a few things to consider for effective parasite control.
25 November 2022 Climate and environment
Thinking ahead: planning slurry spreading
Cattle slurry is the largest national source of on-farm organic fertiliser and is a valuable source of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium.
Fodder Scheme Deadline, Grazing Kale and vermin control
This week's Beef Management looks at grazing kale, controlling vermin around yards and tips on grazing kale.
23 November 2022 Management
Front loading meal to store cattle over winter
Front loading meal to higher-priority cattle is a good way to ensure animals hit target weight gains during the winter.
22 November 2022 Management
Student labour: organising additional help for the spring rush
Agricultural and veterinary students are a valuable asset to a busy spring yard, but it’s a case of give and take between farmer and student.
22 November 2022 Management
Five tips for grazing forage brassica crops in winter
On farms where cattle are outwintered on forage brassica crops like kale, there are a few things to keep in mind. Outlined are five tips for grazing animals through the winter.
19 November 2022 Management
Abnormal weather testing housing and management practice
There were numerous reports in recent weeks of torrential rainfall resulting in eave gutters overflowing and entering sheds or water overflow entering slatted tanks.
16 November 2022 Winter Indoor Management
Ensuring adequate slurry storage and straw requirements this winter
With nearly all cattle housed across the country, it’s time to put pen to paper and see if you have enough slurry storage in your tanks and straw in your sheds for the coming winter.
16 November 2022 Buildings
Farm generators: what are the options?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the options available for farmers thinking of purchasing an electricity generator.
16 November 2022 Winter Indoor Management
Prepare for winter weather despite the recent mildness
Aidan Brennan warms that farmers should be preparing for the worst of winter weather even though it's currently very mild.
16 November 2022 Winter Feed
Dairy calf-to-beef targets, suckler cow minerals and Tullamore farm open day
Adam Woods takes a look at dairy calf to beef targets, suckler cow mineral supplementation and an upcoming Tullamore Farm open day in this week's beef management notes
16 November 2022 Management