Beef Update: ‘We are at the mercy of the factories’

Failing to get cattle killed, re-housing suckler pairings, collecting breeding heifers, spreading fertiliser, building a new shed and more.

Beef Update: Turning cattle out to grass and purchasing pedigree heifers

Improved ground and weather conditions, spreading urea, calving, AI’ing heifers, dismantling old fences, sourcing hay and more.

Beef Update: Low silage reserves, agitating slurry and strip-grazing bullocks

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.

Beef Update: Signing-up for the BEEP scheme, a C-Section and new sheds

Calving, winning Wicklow Calf Company’s milk replacer competition, turning out store heifers, selling stock at the mart and more!

Beef Update: A new stock bull, calving and preparing for a herd test

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.

Beef Update: Calving, selling suckler pairings and castrating bulls

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.

Beef Update: Purchasing straw, selling bulls and calving

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!

Beef Update: Factories booked out and surprise twin calves

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.

Beef Update: Grazing forage rape, dosing 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.

Beef Update: Green Cert exams, purchasing Fleckvieh heifers and grazing stock

Every Breath gears up to return to the track; selling heifers; moving cattle indoors and a new head gate and floodlights - read more here.

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: Calving, grazing rape and housing stock

Feeding cattle outdoors; purchasing and dehorning calves; power-washing sheds; receiving feedback from customers & strip-grazing.

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!

Beef Update: Potato harvesting, slaughtering cattle and calving

Spreading dung; purchasing weanlings; the birth of an Irish Moiled calf and dung sampling - see more here.

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: Poor factory prices, farm walks and silage

A trip to Ardlea Limousins and the Derrypatrick herd; returning to college; weaning and slaughtering cattle - see more from Michael; Jamie and Aaron.

Beef Update: ‘The Ploughing’, purchasing straw and calving

Slaughtering cattle; 'the ploughing'; tagging calves; calving cows and waiting for the golden opportunity to obtain the second cut of silage.

Beef Update: Selling at the mart, a virus outbreak & selecting cattle for slaughter

Calving and preparing the sheds for winter dominated Michael’s agenda; Jamie weaned calves and Aaron weighed lambs and selected cattle for slaughter.

Beef Update: Exploring rare breeds, purchasing cattle & limited grass growth

Aaron visited numerous farms with rare cattle and sheep breeds in England, while calving and the breeding season continued on Michael's farm.