Farmer Writes: weighing cattle and calves
Kieran Sullivan
The question now for Kieran Sullivan is what to sell and what to keep to let out to grass next March.
28 September 2022 Management
Grass+ Beef: farm covers peak as growth set to decline
The average farm cover is set to peak this week, with cooler temperatures and shortening daylight hours set to affect grass growth.
23 September 2022 Management
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.
ICBF hits over 3m beef weight records
A huge amount of data comes out of cattle weighing schemes to further the accuracy of breeding indexes.
7 September 2022 Dealer
Over three million beef weight recordings in Ireland since 2019
More than three million cow and calf weights have been recorded with ICBF since the start of 2019.
7 September 2022 News
Farmers 95% compliant with BEEP-S weighing
One in 20 farmers who applied for funding under the BEEP-S scheme did not receive payment due to non-compliances with the scheme conditions.
23 August 2022 News
Time for a mid-season weight check
Weighing cattle midway through the grazing season is the best way to gauge whether animals are on track to hit target sale or housing weights this autumn.
12 July 2022 Management
Newford Farm update: calves gaining over 1.4kg/day since birth
Bull calves are weighing 196kg at an average age of 3.5 months, while heifer calves are 5kg lighter at an average liveweight of 191kg.
12 June 2022 Newford Farm
Thrive weekly roundup: weighing yearlings, sick calves and pneumonia warning
This week's dairy beef programme roundup has an update of the yearlings' performance on the demo farm, some issues with pink eye in calves and a pneumonia warning for calves recently turned out.
28 May 2022 Management
Thrive weekly roundup: weighing yearlings and transitioning calves outdoors
The dairy beef programme roundup has a video update from the demo farm, where yearling stock have been weighed, while we outline the importance of managing the transition to grass for calves.
21 May 2022 Management
Watch: surplus grass and weighing cattle on Thrive demo farm
Declan Marren has the latest from the Thrive demonstration farm, where the yearling cattle were weighed for the first time since turnout and the first surplus grass of the year is to be baled.
18 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Making the final call on maiden heifers for breeding
Replacement heifers should have a minimum target liveweight to meet before the breeding season starts. This improves conception rates and reduces issues at calving time.
10 May 2022 Management