BEEF SECTOR

Fast finish on grass has advantages

There are two main objectives for grassland management once you get into September — maintain animal performance from good quality grass, and prepare grazing for later autumn grazing and early grass next spring.

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This Simmental bullock at Bandon Mart last Monday weighed 665kgand sold for €1,125.

Top quality concentrate for under €200 per tonne

It has been a mixed few weeks around the country for grass growth, with some areas experiencing a mini-drought, while others had plenty of rain to push on grass.

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Worth looking at forward buying

It is worthwhile doing your winter feed budget now and planning what you will feed your cattle this winter. Only when you know the facts can you take action regarding what to buy, to supplement your home grown forages.

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It’s better to calve replacement heifers later rather than smaller

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

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Managing surplus and getting best out of grass

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

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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%.

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Autumn guide to finishing young bulls

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

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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.

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Cereal options for beef farmers

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

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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.

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