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.

"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: 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: Silage, calving, a C-section and power-washing

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.

Beef Update: Scanning, culling empty cows and cutting silage

This week, Jamie obtained 32 second-cut bales from 10-acres and earmarked cows for culling, following disappointing scanning results.

Beef Update: Preparing weanlings for sale, silage and mulching rushes

Michael took a second-cut of silage; Jamie’s farming plans were altered due to a broken hand and Libby mulched rushes.

Beef Update: Breeding, castrating bull calves & spreading fertiliser

Libby commenced creep-feeding calves; Rian identified the farm’s soil types; Michael spread fertiliser; Jamie completed a BTAP herd health plan and Joe began planning the second cut.

Farmer Focus: Breeding Stabilisers in Tipperary

Sean Hayden runs one of Ireland’s only herds of Stabiliser cattle. One of the most recent batches of commercial bulls were slaughtered at 13.6 months and achieved a cold carcass weight of 365kg.