Price rise cuts red meat purchases in UK

British consumers still buy beef, but in smaller volumes, mainly because the price has gone up 8%.


Autumn guide to finishing young bulls

Many farmers have continental bulls which they intend on finishing this autumn.

Rebekah Vickery from Rosscarbery, helping with the cattle showing at the recent Barryroe Agricultural Show in Co Cork.

Managing surplus and getting best out of grass

As we all know, grass is a difficult crop to manage.


Cereal options for beef farmers

The 2014 harvest is just underway. Hopefully the weather will settle so that combines and balers can work uninterrupted.

The champion Simmental and beef interbreed champion at Experience Fest Cork Summer Show 'Corbally Vintage Katie' with James Brown, Glanworth, Co Cork, and judge Robert Forde, Tempo, Co Fermanagh.

Essential steps to rearing heifers as replacements

Rearing heifers as herd replacements is an important component of professional farm management.


Edible fibre and protein critical for frame growth

Digestible fibre and protein are the essential nutrients required for efficient frame growth.

The champion Belgian Blue at Experience Fest Cork Summer Show 'Gaz’ is pictured with Daniel O’Donovan, Dunmanway, Co Cork & judge Alan Veitch, Co Fermanagh.

Prolonged warm spell not good news for all farms

We are getting a prolonged spell of warm, settled weather, at last. Grass growth is excellent on most farms, with surpluses emerging.


Act fast on lungworm and other parasites

As I have mentioned today and in previous weeks, parasites are a major concern this year in all cattle.


Weather not ideal for livestock lately

Many farmers have dairy bred and continental bulls, which they intend on finishing this autumn.


Wet summer farming skills on call again

Recent wet weather has become a major factor in stock management.