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.

Beef Management: docks, late calves and BDGP deadlines
In this week’s beef management notes beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at dock control, late calves and BDGP deadlines.
Thrive weekly roundup: grazing update and worming advice
This week's dairy beef programme roundup has a video update from the demo farm, where another dry week has seen the pressure for grass increase.
NI Trends: finished cattle prices holding firm; fat lamb price recovers
Finished cattle remain a steady trade in Northern Ireland, despite factories talking the market down. Meanwhile, fat lamb prices have recovered after recent price cuts.
8,000 cattle/day processing capacity in planned US factory
The Dealer sees that a young rancher called Megan Kingsbury is planning big things for the US beef industry.
Thrive: weekend rainfall eases grazing pressure on demo farm
For those in the south of the country, like the Thrive demonstration farm in Cashel, Co Tipperary, last weekend's rainfall was a welcome sight and will have started to relieve the pressure for grass.
Grass+ Dairy: rain has come but growth is slow
Most of the country has got heavy rain over the last week but grass growth rates continue to lag, write Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick.
Heavy showers fail to dampen spirits at Corrandulla Show
Shanon Kinahan was at Corrandulla Show in Co Galway at the weekend and she captured some of the prizewinners on camera.
Thrive: time for clostridial vaccine booster
The second dose of the clostridial vaccination is where the majority of immunity will come from and should be given one month after the initial dose.
Thrive: weekend rainfall eases grazing pressure on demo farm
For those in the south of the country, like the Thrive demonstration farm in Cashel, Co Tipperary, last weekend's rainfall was a welcome sight and will have started to relieve the pressure for grass.
Tullamore Farm: end of the breeding season in sight
There is plenty happening on Tullamore Farm at the moment between breeding coming to a close, bulls being drafted for slaughter and the first lambs being killed.
From the Tramlines: rain welcome, but ramularia high in winter barley
Rain was welcomed at the weekend as some crops were in need of moisture. Very few crops have fell with the rain so far.
NI Sheep Programme: weather holds up silage plans in Fermanagh
This week, Roy and Marilyn Mayers give an update on what's happening on their Co Fermanagh farm. Kieran Mailey reports.
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Kverneland Balers – heavy silage, heavy-duty balers
With the grass season in full swing, Kverneland balers are doing their fair share of work in the field.
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Seven considerations when selecting and feeding fat supplements
Dr Richard Kirkland, global technical manager for Volac Wilmar Feed Ingredients, outlines seven considerations dairy producers should have when selecting fat supplements.
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Farm safely – stay safe by staying clear of overhead electricity wires
Michael Murray, ESB Networks public safety manager, has some vital advice for farmers and contractors ahead of the busy silage season.
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Good silage starts in the field but finishes in the clamp
Fermentation relies on bacteria utilising sugars in the grass, but depending on the species of bacteria carrying out the process, the end products will differ.
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