Beef Technical

Blessington Mart – Numbers ease as weather continues to hold

Blessington Mart – Numbers ease as weather continues to hold

On Thursday (June 17) Agriland made the trip down to Co. Wicklow, to observe the trade at Blessington Mart, as...

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Summer scour: A ‘product of our success’

Summer scour: A ‘product of our success’

During the recent XLVets webinar ‘Getting the Most out of the Second Half of the Breeding Season’ Kevin O’Sullivan, a...

June 20, 2021

Bull safety: why and how you should put it to practice

Bull safety: why and how you should put it to practice

With many farms now at the point of the breeding season where the stock bull has been introduced to the...

June 19, 2021

Are you planning on making silage bales this year?

Are you planning on making silage bales this year?

Silage contributes between 25% and 40% of the annual diet of beef and dairy animals, depending on length of housing,...

June 17, 2021

Parasite-control programme required to reduce APR

Parasite-control programme required to reduce APR

During the recent Teagasc Research Insights webinar, which focused on antimicrobial and anthelmintic resistance in farm animals, Orla Keane, a...

June 14, 2021

Have you considered sowing a fodder crop?

Have you considered sowing a fodder crop?

With the expansion of the national dairy herd in recent years, many farms have become short on housing, with many...

June 12, 2021

Calf registrations edge closer to two million

Calf registrations edge closer to two million

The beginning of June usually sees a reduction in the number of calf registrations. But still, more than one-quarter of...

June 9, 2021

Are you planning on reseeding this year?

Are you planning on reseeding this year?

Reseeding is a considerable investment to undertake at €200-300/ac, so it is worth making sure that it is done correctly....

June 8, 2021

Breeding 2021: What is happening on the ground?

Breeding 2021: What is happening on the ground?

The weather seems to have finally improved, with growth rates finally beginning to reach the levels that are expected for...

June 8, 2021

Bovine tuberculosis  eradication: how genetics can be part of the solution

Bovine tuberculosis eradication: how genetics can be part of the solution

What seems like a never ending battle with bovine tuberculosis (TB) has lead many to believe that aspirations of eradicating...

June 7, 2021

Which beef bulls made the top 50 list for 2020?

Which beef bulls made the top 50 list for 2020?

We are now six months into 2021, with a total of 553,539 registered beef births so far this year. Now...

June 6, 2021

Before introducing your bull, should you consider beef AI

Before introducing your bull, should you consider beef AI

Before you consider finishing with artificial insemination (AI), it is important to determine how many cows may not yet be...

June 5, 2021

Wilting silage – is it worthwhile?

Wilting silage – is it worthwhile?

Wilting is one of the most important steps when making high quality silage – wilting increases the dry matter (DM)...

May 31, 2021

Calf numbers holding strong at Enniscorthy as prices top €400/head

Calf numbers holding strong at Enniscorthy as prices top €400/head

Enniscorthy Mart held its weekly calf sale on Wednesday (May 26), with 200 lots on offer on the day –...

May 30, 2021

Time to get maximum benefit out of your fertiliser

Time to get maximum benefit out of your fertiliser

Although in many parts of the country land is tender at best, in other parts ground is in reasonable condition....

May 28, 2021

Lisduff Angus bull sale achieves top price of €6,000

Lisduff Angus bull sale achieves top price of €6,000

Last Saturday (May 22), Lisduff Angus held its on-farm bull sale with bidding conducted through Ballyjamesduff Mart, facilitated by the...

May 27, 2021

Calf registrations approach the 2 million mark

Calf registrations approach the 2 million mark

As we approach the end of May, spring-calving herds have begun their breeding season – and in many cases their...

May 26, 2021

The use of clover in beef production systems

The use of clover in beef production systems

Making best use of clover in beef production systems was one of the main themes addressed in a recent beef...

May 24, 2021