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.

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Watch or listen: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
Jack Kennedy
With the dry weather continuing, there is activity in the fields and lots of talk about costs going up and how to manage the additional costs.
 
 
Newford Farm update: yearling heifers turned out to grass
The 40 heifers turned outdoors on Thursday 20 January weighed 411kg, having achieved an average daily gain of 0.72kg over the shorter winter housing period.
Beef Management: slurry spreading delay, compensatory group and new webinars
Adam Woods takes a look at whether farmers should delay slurry spreading this spring, compensatory growth in weanlings and our new spring webinar series kicking off in February
Camera at the Mart: competitive calf trade in Bandon Mart
Patrons resumed in-house bidding with the lifting of COVID restrictions last weekend, but online buyers maintained an influence over proceedings at this week's calf sale in Bandon Mart.
NI Trends: finished cattle prices holding above 400p/kg; hogget prices dropping
Beef prices in Northern Ireland remain above the 400p/kg barrier. However, hogget prices have come under pressure.
Thrive weekly roundup: January jobs and mid-winter weights
The dairy beef weekly roundup outlines some tasks that need to be completed in the coming weeks on dairy beef farms, as well as looking at the mid-winter weights from the Thrive demonstration farm.
Milk replacer costs soar by 20%
Aidan Brennan looks at some of the key factors when deciding on whether to feed milk replacer and what type.
Getting to grips with calf-rearing costs
With increasing input costs, Declan Marren outlines key areas for consideration on calf-rearing farms this spring.
Thrive: coccidiosis update from demo farm
Shortly after housing, some of the weanlings displayed signs of coccidiosis. However, things have since settled down without any necessary action.
Newford Farm update: yearling heifers turned out to grass
The 40 heifers turned outdoors on Thursday 20 January weighed 411kg, having achieved an average daily gain of 0.72kg over the shorter winter housing period.
Thrive weekly roundup: January jobs and mid-winter weights
The dairy beef weekly roundup outlines some tasks that need to be completed in the coming weeks on dairy beef farms, as well as looking at the mid-winter weights from the Thrive demonstration farm.
Thrive: yearlings hitting weight targets this winter
The mid-winter weight is an important tool to ensure stock are performing over during the high cost housing period.
Fertiliser advice to start the season
The Footprint Farmers are preparing for the season ahead and considering options on fertiliser.
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Calf rearers advised to consider milk quality and feeding level for pre-weaning
Getting pre-weaning nutrition right must be a priority to get the best possible results from calf rearing.
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Win a Kverneland Disc Spreader and save thousands!!!
To kick off 2022 and to provide some relief to farmers struggling with fertiliser costs, Kverneland Group Ireland is hosting a competition to win a Kverneland Exacta CL 2,000l capacity Disc Spreader.
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Cow Start the next generation in fresh cow supplementation
Owen and Conor Galvin milk 450 cows with their father Gerry just outside the village of Finuge, Co Kerry.
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Protecting livelihoods and improving animal transport standards - Billy Kelleher
This week, the European Parliament will debate a new set of recommendations drawn up by a Committee of Inquiry into the protection of animals during transport, of which Billy Kelleher is a member.
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