articles about suckler-farming
Feeding cattle outdoors; purchasing and dehorning calves; power-washing sheds; receiving feedback from customers & strip-grazing.
Grazing animals outdoors; calving; analysing kill-out results; spreading lime; TB testing; reviewing animal health plans & more.
Moving cows indoors for calving; housing Weanling Bulls; cleaning the yard for winter; slaughtering organic cattle and more!
Spreading dung; purchasing weanlings; the birth of an Irish Moiled calf and dung sampling - see more here.
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.
Gearing up for ploughing competitions; the tail-end of Silage 2018; finishing cattle and purchasing new stock.
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.
Michael took a second-cut of silage; Jamie’s farming plans were altered due to a broken hand and Libby mulched rushes.
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.
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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.
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