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Thrive weekly roundup: first heifers slaughtered and Ploughing demo
Declan Marren
The weekly dairy-beef programme roundup looks at the slaughter performance of the first 12 heifers killed from the demo farm this year, as well as an outline of the cattle demo from the Ploughing.
 
 
Newford update: weaning complete and all weanlings weighed
Bull weanlings achieved an average daily gain (ADG) from birth to weaning of 1.37kg, while heifers recorded an ADG of 1.32kg.
Bovine Plus seeks to improve accuracy of daily liveweight gain
Through weighing cattle several times a day, the Bovine Plus system is said to accurately track daily liveweight and improve overall farm efficiency.
Beef Trends: factories tighten grip on trade
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest factory quotes for finished stock.
Camera at the Mart: weanlings surpass €4/kg mark in Tuam
The pre-sale show aided in bringing out quality weanlings, with Charolais dominating in both numbers and prices in both heifers and bulls at Tuam Mart’s Monday evening sale.
Thrive: 280kg carcase at 19 months for first 12 demo farm heifers
The first draft of the year is almost a month later than 2021 as heifers were housed for finishing early due to grass shortages. However, the average carcase weight is up by over 15kg.
Growth rates rebound as silage is dropped
Grass growth rates are on the up and while average farm cover is still behind target, many farmers are able to drop silage from the diet.
10 tips to using AI in autumn calving herds
Autumn calving naturally lends itself to using AI when breeding. Outlined are 10 tips to get the most from AI.
Elphin to stage National Charolais Calf Show
Adam Woods talks to Nevin McKiernan about what’s coming up in the Charolais world this autumn.
Newford update: weaning complete and all weanlings weighed
Bull weanlings achieved an average daily gain (ADG) from birth to weaning of 1.37kg, while heifers recorded an ADG of 1.32kg.
Thrive weekly roundup: first heifers slaughtered and Ploughing demo
The weekly dairy-beef programme roundup looks at the slaughter performance of the first 12 heifers killed from the demo farm this year, as well as an outline of the cattle demo from the Ploughing.
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.
Thrive: 280kg carcase at 19 months for first 12 demo farm heifers
The first draft of the year is almost a month later than 2021 as heifers were housed for finishing early due to grass shortages. However, the average carcase weight is up by over 15kg.
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