articles about jamie-hayes
The countdown to Christmas begins; housing stock; finishing diets; selling bullocks and store heifers; recording data using Herdwatch and weighing cattle.
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.
Spreading dung; purchasing weanlings; the birth of an Irish Moiled calf and dung sampling - see more here.
A trip to Ardlea Limousins and the Derrypatrick herd; returning to college; weaning and slaughtering cattle - see more from Michael; Jamie and Aaron.
Calving and preparing the sheds for winter dominated Michael’s agenda; Jamie weaned calves and Aaron weighed lambs and selected cattle for slaughter.
Jamie took a second cut of silage and spread fertiliser, while on Michael’s farm, heifers were AI’d and the bull was removed from the spring-calving suckler herd and Libby collected semen from her UK-bred bull.
This week, Jamie obtained 32 second-cut bales from 10-acres and earmarked cows for culling, following disappointing scanning results.
Our new contributor Michael scanned cows; Joe cut silage and got 35% less bales and Jamie began preparing the beef finishing shed ahead of next winter.
Jamie collected his F1 Wagyu heifer this week and spread Richland, while Joe’s has now turned his attention to reducing the farm’s stocking rate.
Libby judged the Beef Shorthorn classes at Royal Highland Show, Rian slaughtered young Stabiliser bulls, Jamie spread fertiliser and the breeding season continued on Joe’s farm.
This week, slurry and fertiliser spreading dominated Jamie’s agenda, while Joe was faced with an incident that could have been very dangerous for a neighbour’s livestock.
Libby claimed a prestigious title with her Beef Shorthorn heifer; Joe failed to spread FYM and spray land due to a rain alert & Jamie baled up the first paddock of the season.
This week, Jamie earmarked 3 cows for culling due to constant lameness, while Joe let stock outdoors, but continues to battle slowed grass growth.
Jamie has rehoused all the stock once again; Joe took time to focus on mental health & Libby is counting the days until Balmoral Show.
This week - Libby Clarke purchased a pedigree SH heifer online; Jamie Hayes fenced land & spread fertiliser, while Joe Desmond focuses on finishing Wagyu.
This week, Jamie Hayes spread urea & slurry, while a low fodder supply resulted in Joe Desmond’s attempt to empty the shed, but adverse weather sparked alternative plans.