The Irish Farmers Journal spring webinar series continued this week with the third instalment in the spring webinar series

This week's topic that was up for discussion was winter finishing and what farmers can do to reduce their exposure to high costs.

We talked about the current beef trade, what's driving it and what affect it's having on the mart trade.

We were joined by Phelim O'Neill to talk about international beef markets and what's in store for markets for the rest of the year.

Anne Finnegan gave a quick update on whats happening in Russia and how that could impact farmers and input costs

Declan Marren looked at costs on farms and what increased costs are doing to winter finishing margins

Our next webinar takes place on Wednesday 9th March and its on dairy beef production.