Thrive programme: know your limits with finishing off grass
Declan Marren
For farms in the south of the country which would normally finish cattle off grass in the month of September, it may be time to house at least some stock to take the pressure off grass supplies.
27 July 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: rain arrived in the wrong areas
Last weekend’s rain fell in excess in areas that didn’t want it while those in need further south were bypassed once again.
20 July 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: good grazing conditions in west while south awaits rain
Those in the west and northwest are enjoying excellent grazing conditions and adequate grass growth levels while further south, farms are needing moisture and hoping for a wet weekend.
Grass+ Beef: growth rates on the up this week
Grass growth rates are set to increase this week which will come as a welcome relief to most farmers as grass supply on farms had been depleting over the last three weeks.
29 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Watch: my experience with a multi-species sward
Fermanagh farmer John Egerton sowed his first multi-species sward in 2021.
8 June 2022 Farmer Writes
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.
Monitoring performance to keep stock on target
Regular weighing of cattle on the Thrive demo farm provides information for early management decisions in order to keep stock on track for a 20-month slaughter date. Declan Marren reports.
25 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Protecting grazing swards in wet conditions
Heavy rain has seen many farmers facing challenging grazing conditions.
24 May 2022 Management
Grass+ Beef: growth surge set to continue
After two weeks of really high grass growth rates, things looks set to continue over the coming week as ground has plenty of heat and moisture.
18 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Farmer Writes: searching for hope in a weather app
Wet weather has left grazing conditions difficult in north Antrim, writes Robert McConaghy.
18 May 2022 Northern Ireland
Five tips to get grazing back on track
Grass growth has been under pressure this spring. But with growth rates on the rise, outlined are some steps to help get grazing up and running.
23 April 2022 Management
Beef Management: getting out grazing, coccidiosis and staying focused
Making sure turnout to grass goes well, treating and preventing coccidiosis and keeping your eye on the ball at the end of calving.
30 March 2022 News