Beef Technical

‘There is no point in over-feeding weanlings during housing’ – Teagasc research

‘There is no point in over-feeding weanlings during housing’ – Teagasc research

As part of Tuesday evening’s segment of Teagasc’s Virtual Beef Conference 2020, the topic on ‘achieving target performance for weanlings...

December 2, 2020

41% drop in gross margin on cattle-finishing farms in ‘no-deal’ Brexit

41% drop in gross margin on cattle-finishing farms in ‘no-deal’ Brexit

With the threat of Brexit looming closer each week, farmers now have to weigh up the potential risk factors which...

December 2, 2020

ICBF publishes updated active bull lists

ICBF publishes updated active bull lists

The breeding season for autumn calving herds is well underway on suckler farms. For farmers using artificial insemination (AI) sires...

November 29, 2020

Making changes in calf housing to manage draughts

Making changes in calf housing to manage draughts

Following a recent visit to the farm of Patrick Marnell in Co. Kilkenny, it was impressive to see the simple...

November 29, 2020

Tackling internal and external parasites on Teagasc Green-Acres farm

Tackling internal and external parasites on Teagasc Green-Acres farm

The housing period on cattle farms allows farmers the opportunity to get control on the internal parasites affecting their herd....

November 28, 2020

Managing dairy-beef weanlings’ nutritional requirements this winter

Managing dairy-beef weanlings’ nutritional requirements this winter

Similar to a lot of cattle farms around the country, Jarlath and Austin Ruane have been preparing their herd for...

November 27, 2020

Utilising high-energy forage crop for out-wintering young stock

Utilising high-energy forage crop for out-wintering young stock

This year, Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef Programme participant Irvine Allen reared 109 spring-born Holstein Friesian bull calves on...

November 22, 2020

Taking a targeted approach towards stomach and lungworms

Taking a targeted approach towards stomach and lungworms

Both stomach and lungworm parasites can have a massive impact on both the thrive and the average daily liveweight gain...

November 21, 2020

Preparing for winter finishing on calf-to-beef farm

Preparing for winter finishing on calf-to-beef farm

On beef farms across Ireland, preparation for winter finishing is well underway as animals are housed and settling into their...

November 19, 2020

Highest risk value for liver fluke in Kerry and Cork

Highest risk value for liver fluke in Kerry and Cork

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), in collaboration with Met Éireann, has released its forecast of the predicted risk...

November 18, 2020

Tackling liver fluke this winter on cattle farms

Tackling liver fluke this winter on cattle farms

Liver fluke can be a major threat to beef farms, especially during the winter months. As housing has been taking...

November 14, 2020

Live exports: 2,500 bulls destined for Libya

Live exports: 2,500 bulls destined for Libya

A consignment of approximately 2,500 bulls (consisting of Limousin, Charolais and Friesian breeding) set sail for Libya last week. The...

November 9, 2020

How to source calves in an autumn calf system

How to source calves in an autumn calf system

By Teagasc Green Acres Programme advisor James Fitzgerald As the autumn 2020 calf crop are now hitting the ground, the...

November 8, 2020

Taking care of your stockbull this winter

Taking care of your stockbull this winter

After what was a very wet and miserable weekend, land conditions across the country have forced many farmers to now...

November 7, 2020

Reducing purchased concentrates with improved silage quality

Reducing purchased concentrates with improved silage quality

By Teagasc’s Seán Cummins and James Fitzgerald Grass silage falls into second position – only behind grazed grass – as...

November 2, 2020

BDGP extension: What can farmers expect?

BDGP extension: What can farmers expect?

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, revealed during Budget 2021, that there will be a €40...

November 2, 2020

Live exports: Bulls set sail for Turkey

Live exports: Bulls set sail for Turkey

This week, a consignment of approximately 3,000 bull weanlings have been exported to Turkey. The boat set sail on Thursday...

November 1, 2020

Have you submitted your dung samples for the BEEP-S scheme?

Have you submitted your dung samples for the BEEP-S scheme?

The Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot – Sucklers (BEEP-S) scheme deadline is looming for participants. Farmers must have the weights for cow...

October 25, 2020