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Green Acres: The relationship between calf purchase price and carcass value

Green Acres: The relationship between calf purchase price and carcass value

By Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef Programme advisor Seán Cummins In calf-to-beef systems, the margins for ensuring any levels...

March 7, 2021

Video: ‘The Calf Show’ recap – From buying calves to turning them out

Video: ‘The Calf Show’ recap – From buying calves to turning them out

Over the past week, AgriLand Media produced ‘The Calf Show’ over four nights, which was hosted by our beef specialist Michael...

March 1, 2021

What questions should you be asking when sourcing calves off-farm?

What questions should you be asking when sourcing calves off-farm?

Rather than heading to the marts to source calves, some calf-to-beef farmers make the trip to dairy farms in pursuit...

February 28, 2021

How much weight should your weanlings be putting on at grass?

How much weight should your weanlings be putting on at grass?

It might seem like a good bit away yet as the rearing stage has only started, but before you know...

February 26, 2021

Weaning calves off milk replacer this spring

Weaning calves off milk replacer this spring

After what has hopefully been a successful period of getting calves onto the farm and being fed milk/milk replacer, the...

February 25, 2021

Episode 4 of ‘The Calf Show’ is now live – Preparing for weaning and turnout

Episode 4 of ‘The Calf Show’ is now live – Preparing for weaning and turnout

The fourth and final episode of ‘The Calf Show’ series is now live to view on AgriLand’s YouTube channel and across social media platforms....

February 25, 2021

The Calf Show – episode 4: Preparing for weaning and turnout

The Calf Show – episode 4: Preparing for weaning and turnout

Moving on from AgriLand’s third episode of ‘The Calf Show’ series which was broadcast yesterday (Wednesday, February 24) – the...

February 25, 2021

Reducing antibiotic usage by following a herd health plan

Reducing antibiotic usage by following a herd health plan

With increasing regulations and guidelines coming into play around the usage of antibiotics on farms, being able to reduce its...

February 25, 2021

Best practice for administering vaccines to calves

Best practice for administering vaccines to calves

On the list of priorities for farms rearing calves this spring, one of the key management tips is to keep...

February 24, 2021

Episode 3 of ‘The Calf Show’ series is now live – Calf health and vaccinations

Episode 3 of ‘The Calf Show’ series is now live – Calf health and vaccinations

The third episode of the calf show series is now live to view on AgriLand’s YouTube channel and across social media platforms. This evening’s...

February 24, 2021

The Calf Show – episode 3: Calf health and vaccinations

The Calf Show – episode 3: Calf health and vaccinations

Following on from our second episode of ‘The Calf Show’ series which was broadcast yesterday (Tuesday, February 23) – the...

February 24, 2021

Feeding calves upon arrival to the farm

Feeding calves upon arrival to the farm

In the second episode of ‘The Calf Show Series’ the topic of feeding the calf this spring, along with maintaining...

February 24, 2021

Key points to look for in a milk replacer this spring

Key points to look for in a milk replacer this spring

With milk replacer being on the shopping list for a lot of farmers over the next few weeks, they should...

February 23, 2021

Episode 2 of ‘The Calf Show’ series is now live – Calf feeding and maintaining hygiene

Episode 2 of ‘The Calf Show’ series is now live – Calf feeding and maintaining hygiene

The second episode of ‘The Calf Show’ series is now live to view on AgriLand’s YouTube channel and across social media platforms. This...

February 23, 2021

The Calf Show – episode 2: Calf feeding and maintaining hygiene

The Calf Show – episode 2: Calf feeding and maintaining hygiene

Following on from our first episode of ‘The Calf Show’ series which was broadcast yesterday (Monday, February 22) – the...

February 23, 2021

Buying calves this spring – what price should you be paying?

Buying calves this spring – what price should you be paying?

The subject of purchasing calves will be on the minds of a lot of calf-to-beef farmers over the coming weeks....

February 23, 2021

Perfecting conditions within calf housing this spring

Perfecting conditions within calf housing this spring

With the spring calf rearing season upon us, it is important that farmers buying in young calves provide them with...

February 22, 2021

Episode 1 of ‘The Calf Show’ goes live – Housing and purchasing calves this spring

Episode 1 of ‘The Calf Show’ goes live – Housing and purchasing calves this spring

The first episode of ‘The Calf Show’ series is now live to view on AgriLand’s Youtube channel and across social media...

February 22, 2021