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.

Genetic gain in sucklers now on par with dairy
Andrew Cromie, ICBF, presented a paper on BDGP and BEEP at the Teagasc Beef Conference in Mayo on Tuesday.
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Monday management: is dehorning up to date?
Early dehorning in autumn-born calves will cut down on the amount of stress placed on animals during the process.
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Managing the mix
Matthew Halpin looks at how participating farmers faired in the mixed grazing challenge
Soil sampling: time to service your grass-growing engine
Matthew Halpin looks at why you should consider sampling your soils this winter.
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The immune system – an invisible protective shield
Michael Sexton looks at how we can give calves the best start possible in life.
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Beef price update: prices slowly creeping in the right direction
Most plants have moved quotes upwards by 5c/kg, with select deals 10c/kg higher, but a firm focus remains on cattle meeting desired factory specification.
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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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