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.

"Marts are now paying the price for the expansion of the dairy herd"

I think the day of livestock marts being the lifeblood of Rural Ireland is slowly dying out; the quality of cattle going through marts is declining rapidly , writes Michael Danagher (26).

“Beef farming was never a profit-making system”

Suckler cow numbers are declining rapidly and unless the sector is protected, Ireland will have no quality beef left in the country, 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: Anger over beef price cuts and joining Beef Plan Group

The countdown to Christmas begins; housing stock; finishing diets; selling bullocks and store heifers; recording data using Herdwatch and weighing cattle.

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: Rain, housing stock & joining Beef Plan Group

A winning racehorse; sourcing woodchip for bedding; calving; feeding haylage; weaning and the mating season gets underway for the Delaney's flock.

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: 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!

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: 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: 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.