Beef farming

All the latest beef and cattle farming news from The Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all farming and production news developments in the beef and cattle farming sector.

Bord Bia looks at suckler beef again after EU proposal is unsuccessful
Bord Bia is in discussions with industry stakeholders and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with regards to developing a suckler beef offer.
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Watch: all cattle housed on Tullamore Farm
Adam Woods checks in with farm manager Shaun Diver to see what has been happening on Tullamore Farm this week.
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Grass+Beef: closing the gate on 2019 grazing
With the grazing season coming to a close, Matthew Halpin looks at some grassland management tasks to complete over the winter months.
Watch: feeding in the dark this winter without silage samples
Matthew Halpin and BETTER Farm adviser Tommy Cox recently took silage samples for the Grieves in Co Donegal.
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Feed, health and the future all discussed in Kerry
The Irish Farmers Journal ran its first beef and sheep mart demo in Gortatlea Mart, Co Kerry, on Tuesday night. Adam Woods reports.
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A guide to special sales in the coming weeks
Sale entries are following a seasonal decline but throughput is being boosted in marts holding special entries.
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Refresh your drying off technique for optimum results
Research has clearly demonstrated the link between infection during the dry cow period and subsequent clinical mastitis and elevated somatic cell counts (SCC) in early lactation.
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Economic sustainability for farmers
The whole area of sustainability has gained increased political and public attention in recent times, but what exactly does it mean, and what does it involve?
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2019 proves a mixed year for the agriculture as Brexit uncertainty looms large
As the Brexit storm clouds loom and the possibility of a no-deal exit continues, 2019 to date has been a mixed year for the agricultural industry.
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Make the most out of the dry period and improve udder health during lactation
The dry period is the main time at which mastitis infections are acquired on many Irish farms with infections entering the udder via the teat end
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