articles about beef-update
Opinion: 'Farmers who have cattle ready to kill are going to have to bring them to the factory'
‘We are already up on silage from last year so we shouldn't have to buy in any for the winter’
‘We’ve never had so much silage in the yards’
Spreading slurry and fertiliser, dehorning calves, new mineral buckets, separating bullocks and more!
Silage 2019, topping, spreading fertiliser and slurry, an on-farm event, beef prices and more!
Purchasing and dehorning calves, dosing cows, spreading fertiliser and preparing for ‘Silage 2019’.
Factory prices - €4.00/kg for heifers and €3.95/kg for steers
Purchasing a new weighing scales, calving comes to a close, preparing for first-cut silage and more!
Failing to get cattle killed, re-housing suckler pairings, collecting breeding heifers, spreading fertiliser, building a new shed and more.
Improved ground and weather conditions, spreading urea, calving, AI’ing heifers, dismantling old fences, sourcing hay and more.
We are running low on silage so we are letting as many animals as possible out to grass, writes Michael Danagher. Other jobs this week include tagging calves, collecting hay and dairy calves.
Calving, winning Wicklow Calf Company’s milk replacer competition, turning out store heifers, selling stock at the mart and more!
Letting cows in with calves for two-hours in the morning and evening, fattening 24-month-old heifers, replacing old water troughs, dosing stock and ordering fertiliser.
We weaned the last of the calves we bought in; they are the last calves we will ever rear on the farm due to the high cost involved with buying and rearing them, writes Michael Danagher.
Dosing, introducing concentrates to the diet, exercising cows prior to calving, getting ready to spread dung and woodchip as a bedding material - check out Michael Danagher's update!
Slaughtering cull cows and heifers due to a lack of shed space, preparing for calving, clipping and treating lice, cleaning sheds and out-wintering stock.
Aaron purchased 130 straw bales for €3,250 meaning that his bill has doubled in two years. Michael purchased heifers and bulls ranging from 200-250kgs.
Every Breath gears up to return to the track; selling heifers; moving cattle indoors and a new head gate and floodlights - read more here.
An update from the Biological Farming Conference in Tullamore; purchasing woodchip to save straw and preparing cattle for housing.