BEEF SECTOR

Set goals and review performances of weanlings on grass regularly

Most weanlings are not yet out on grass, but they soon will be.

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Bull beef system ’more efficient’

Bull beef systems are significantly more efficient than steer beef systems, and have been shown to have the potential to increase margins per hectare, Teagasc director Professor Gerry Boyle said at last week’s Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture’s debate on the beef and livestock sector.

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Spring fodder shortage yet again

Just like the springs of 2012 and 2013, it seems that many are heading for a fodder shortage.

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It pays to plan ahead for home-produced feed

All going well, winter is behind us — but in Ireland, you never know.

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Young stock offer far more options for finishing

With the calving season starting, suckler calves are been born on most beef farms.

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Grazing suckler cows and calves this spring

A lot of freshly calved Suckler cows have been turned out to grass in the last week or will be turned out soon.

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Ground is ready to push grass

As I travelled around the country over the past week, I noticed that tur nout of animals had started, despite the bad weather.

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At Bandon Mart last Monday, this Hereford steer of 515kg sold for €1,000.

Calving problems as season goes on

Calving in spring herds is underway. Many farmers to whom I have spoken are reporting a significant amount of scour in young calves.

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Planning ahead for next winter

This winter is dragging on for a while longer by the looks of it.

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Ground conditions ensure grazing is still a bit away

The middle of February — and not a lot of grazing yet. At least it looks like it might not be so wet this coming week.

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