The Irish Farmers Journal, in association with AXA Insurance, is delighted to bring you the first instalment of our Winter Cattle Series.

This first webinar focuses on winter nutrition and getting the basics right on your farm to minimise the cost implications of what is the most expensive period in livestock production systems.

The webinar also covers all aspects of winter nutrition, from silage sampling to understanding your analysis and putting a winter diet plan in place based on the feed available on your farm.

Concentrate prices have increased by €50 to €60 compared to this time last year. We discuss what steps farmers can take to minimise the impact of this and what farmers should be looking for in their rations this winter.

Suckler and beef editor Adam Woods alongside livestock specialist Declan Marren look at winter finishing budgets and debate whether cattle should be finished out of the shed in spring or stored for the winter and put back to grass for a partial grazing season.

The winter cattle series, brought to you by the Irish farmers Journal, in association with AXA Insurance continues on Thursday 2 December at 8pm, where the focus turns to animal health during the winter period.