Beef Management

Five steps to get summer grazing back on track
Kieran Mailey
Cool temperatures and rain have dominated weather patterns in June, hampering grass growth. But with growth set to pick up again, outlined are five tips to get grazing back on track.
21 June 2024 Management
Tullamore Farm update: first batch of 2024-born lambs drafted
A batch of 16 March-born lambs weighing from 42kg to 50kg were slaughtered on Thursday. Manager Shaun Diver details the full slaughter performance.
19 June 2024 Management
Beef Management: grazing stemmy covers, fly control and scanning
Martin Merrick details how best to utilise heavy covers, controlling flies to prevent summer mastitis and why an early scanning of cows may be beneficial to farmers.
How much silage is on farm after first cut?
With first-cut silage complete, take the time to complete a quick fodder budget.
18 June 2024 Management
Five tips to stretch grass covers for grazing
Grazing management has become challenging for many farms as wet weather has left ground soft and growth rates are below demand. Outlined are some tips to stretching grass covers.
15 June 2024 Management
Beef Management: grass supplies, grass quality and slurry spreading
In this week's Beef Management, Adam Woods takes a look at grass supplies, grass quality and slurry spreading advice.
12 June 2024 Management
Cold and wet conditions raise pneumonia and tetany risks
Suckler cows in milk and young calves will be at increased risk of grass tetany and pneumonia as cold, wet weather persists.
11 June 2024 Management
Five steps for accurate and even spreading
With grazing under way and first cut done or soon to be done, now is a good time to check over the fertiliser spreader, writes Gary Abbott.
5 June 2024 Farm machinery
High-risk months for redwater
Adam Woods reports on an increase in red water cases in the last few weeks, especially in the northwest of the country.
5 June 2024 Management
Beef management notes: controlling docks, under-16-month bulls and culling
In this weeks beef management notes, Adam Woods takes a look at controlling docks, finishing under-16-month bulls and culling hard in the suckler herd.
5 June 2024 Management
Hitting €1,700 for weanlings in Ballinrobe
Adam Woods previews next week’s Irish Grassland Association beef event taking place just outside Ballinrobe in Co Mayo on Tuesday 11 June.
5 June 2024 Management
Fertiliser window for grazing and silage aftermath
With plenty of rain showers this week, there will be opportunities to get fertiliser on grazing swards and slurry on silage aftermath.
4 June 2024 Management