Beef farming

The latest beef and cattle farming news and beef prices from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all farming and production news developments in the beef and cattle farming sector.

When to step in to assist at calving time
Knowing when to step in to assist a cow at calving time will increase the number of live calves on the ground.
Teagasc to host organic beef farm buildings webinar
The webinar will see Teagasc organic specialists, as well as organic farmers who have converted accommodation, speaking on the night.
Beef quotes steady for shorter week
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest factory quotes for finished cattle.
In pictures: calf numbers on the rise in Bandon Mart
The first St Bridgid’s bank holiday sale in Bandon Mart saw calf numbers double compared to last week as calving kicks on a gear in most dairy farms in the south.
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.
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.
QA condition of suckler scheme ‘set in stone’
Adam Woods has the latest on the requirement for SCEP participants to join the Bord Bia quality assurance scheme.
Thrive weekly roundup: getting stock back on target and calf-rearing costs
This week's diary-beef programme roundup has tips for getting stock back on target if there has been a disappointing weight result mid-winter.
Footprint Farms: focus on premium crops in Waterford
Premium crops on Pádraig Connery’s farm have earned him well in excess of €100/ac.
15% cut in N use on Tullamore Farm last year
Calving had just began when the Irish Farmers Journal team visited Tullamore Farm last week. Ellen Durkin reports.
Gearing up for springtime on Tullamore Farm
Different measures have been implemented on farm to ensure the busy period runs as smoothly as possible on the farm.
Thrive weekly roundup: getting stock back on target and calf-rearing costs
This week's diary-beef programme roundup has tips for getting stock back on target if there has been a disappointing weight result mid-winter.
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