Specialist content for beef farmers with live updates from Tullamore Farm, an Irish Farmers Journal mixed grazing demonstration farm.

Tullamore Farm: calving set to ramp up
Declan Marren
Just two cows have calved so far on Tullamore Farm, but farm manager Shaun Diver is preparing for things to get a lot busier over the next 10 days.
11 January 2023 Tullamore Farm
Further recovery in Tullamore Farm scanning performance
The litter size in mature ewes increased by 0.16 lambs per ewe joined, with this underpinned by a combination of ewes carrying more lambs and a reduced barren rate.
15 October 2022 Tullamore Farm
77 more lambs drafted for sale on Tullamore Farm
The lambs recorded positive slaughter performance with two batches of 34 and 43 head killing out at 45% to 46% and averaging an average sale value of €132.
Tullamore Farm: countdown to in-calf heifer sale
On Wednesday 26 October, the Irish Farmers Journal Tullamore Farm will host its annual sale of high replacement index in-calf heifers in Roscrea Mart.
14 October 2022 Breeding & health
Lamb slaughter performance recovers on Tullamore Farm
The average kill-out of 30 lambs drafted on Thursday 22 September was 44.8% compared with just 42.2% for the last batch slaughtered on 1 September 2022.
24 September 2022 Tullamore Farm
Tullamore Farm: lambs kill out at 42% as poor growth rates linger
Martin Merrick chats to Tullamore Farm manager Shaun Diver about what's been happening on the farm this week.
9 September 2022 Management
Lamb drafting challenges laid bare in Tullamore Farm
The average killout of 82 lambs recently slaughtered was recorded at 42.2% but this ranged from as low as 38.5% killout to a top of 48.4%.
7 September 2022 Tullamore Farm
Using data recording to reduce labour throughout the year on Tullamore Farm
Consistent collection and recording of data on Tullamore Farm is helping to improve flock performance, as well as making management easier.
24 August 2022 Tullamore Farm
Watch: dealing with drought on Tullamore Farm
Martin Merrick talks to Tullamore Farm manager Shaun Diver about how he's dealing with the drought conditions on farm.
19 August 2022 Tullamore Farm
Tullamore Farm: new shed reaches completion
Our new slatted shed with a lie-back area was recently unveiled at our Beef and Sheep Open Day 2022, where we gave a full breakdown of the costs of the shed.
3 August 2022 Buildings
Read: Tullamore Farm open day 2022
The Irish Farmers Journal's Tullamore Farm opened its gates to farmers to discuss its operating model, financials and the future of beef and sheep farming.
29 July 2022 Tullamore Farm
Tullamore Farm open day: farmers eyeing organic options
Some drystock farmers with low chemical nitrogen usage have begun weighing up the option of organics.
27 July 2022 News