Beef Update: Getting locked up with TB, housing cattle & hoof care

An update from the Biological Farming Conference in Tullamore; purchasing woodchip to save straw and preparing cattle for housing.

Beef Update: Creep-feeding; winter feeding period begins & grass growth slows down

Grazing animals outdoors; calving; analysing kill-out results; spreading lime; TB testing; reviewing animal health plans & more.

Beef Update: Spreading dung, closing up grazing paddocks and calving

Moving cows indoors for calving; housing Weanling Bulls; cleaning the yard for winter; slaughtering organic cattle and more!

"Trust between farmers and factories is at an all-time low" - McGuinness

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.

Beef Update: Budget 2019, purchasing Easycare sheep and silage

Spreading slurry; dosing; cutting hedges; attending the Organic Trust AGM and preparing for the winter - read this week’s update here.

Beef Update: Fencing, calving and preparing for housing

Gearing up for ploughing competitions; the tail-end of Silage 2018; finishing cattle and purchasing new stock.

Beef Update: Tackling reoccurring ragwort infestations

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.

Beef Update: Dosing, Silage & Scanning!

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.

Should there be an early slaughter premium?

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,

Beef Update: Silage, Culling cows & Finishing Wagyus

This week, Jamie earmarked 3 cows for culling due to constant lameness, while Joe let stock outdoors, but continues to battle slowed grass growth.