Thrive: meal feeding to calves at grass – feed on or cut it out?
Declan Marren
It has been a topic of much debate between the Thrive farmers over the last few years – to feed meal for the first grazing season or not? Now with higher meal prices, has the opinion changed?
Sheep, beef and tillage combining to good effect in Laois
Homegrown feed is used to produce high-quality beef and lamb, while organic manures are recycled to tillage lands to optimise output and reduce the need for importing nutrients.
11 March 2022 News
Nitrates action plan unveiled
More risk-based inspections and a 15% cut in nitrogen use are included in the new plan, along with full enforcement of the banding measures for 2023.
Nutrition during pregnancy – key to flock profitability
Dr Tim Keady, researcher based in Teagasc Athenry, outlines the latest research undertaken on late pregnancy nutrition and its influence on farm profitability.
2 March 2022 Grass & feeding
Poots to publish NI ammonia strategy
The strategy will ‘build on the significant support’ that has been provided for low-emission slurry spreading equipment through the Tier 1 capital grant scheme.
9 February 2022 News
Dairy Management: protein in meal and allocating grass
Aidan Brennan goes through the steps involved in allocating grass to freshly calved cows.
2 February 2022 Management
Dairy management: what is the protein content of dairy rations?
Aidan Brennan looks at the requirement for crude protein in dairy rations this spring.
31 January 2022 Management
Positive outlook for protein
New varieties and higher budget to help protein, but the protein payment is expected to be under pressure in 2022.
12 January 2022 News
Winter nutrition webinar – your questions answered
The Irish Farmers Journal beef team answers viewers’ queries from Thursday night’s nutrition webinar.
1 December 2021 Grass & feeding
Five ways to minimise concentrate costs on farm this winter
Concentrate prices have increased significantly over the last 12 months, but by implementing these simple tips, you could save a significant amount of money this winter.
28 November 2021 Management
Tullamore Farm: what's in the weanling ration this winter?
Winter diets are now in full flow on Tullamore Farm, here we look at what is on the menu for weanling heifers and bulls for the next few months.
26 November 2021 Tullamore Farm
Is feeding oats instead of barley an option in finishing diets?
Recent trial work at Teagasc Grange compared feeding rolled barley with rolled oats to finishing bullocks.
21 November 2021 Grass & feeding