articles about beef-farming
An update from the Biological Farming Conference in Tullamore; purchasing woodchip to save straw and preparing cattle for housing.
Grazing animals outdoors; calving; analysing kill-out results; spreading lime; TB testing; reviewing animal health plans & more.
Moving cows indoors for calving; housing Weanling Bulls; cleaning the yard for winter; slaughtering organic cattle and more!
In recent days, members of the new Beef Plan Movement met with Mairead McGuinness; established a Telegram group and received the full support of the Irish Charolais Cattle Society.
Spreading slurry; dosing; cutting hedges; attending the Organic Trust AGM and preparing for the winter - read this week’s update here.
Gearing up for ploughing competitions; the tail-end of Silage 2018; finishing cattle and purchasing new stock.
Galway-based Wagyu farmer Joe Desmond discusses NUIG’s €1.4m sustainable pesticide research programme and a problem with ragwort forced him to conduct his own research.
Silage was made on Jamie’s home-farm; Joe focused on pre-calving care; with an aim to calve Wagyu heifers under 24-months and Libby has been busy with land sales & TB testing the herd.
At what stage does Irish ‘grass-fed’ lose its credentials? Are ‘grass-fed’ farming systems always all that they are claimed to be? – Read Stuart’s latest column here,