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Beef

In this section you will find up to date articles on Beef farming news and best practices. We would also welcome your feedback, suggestions and ideas about how we may improve or further develop this section.

Beef

Autumn Grassland Management – Beef

This summer has been tough for grass growth. Most of us are still looking to take some silage off the farm. But irrespective of the tough summer we must do our utmost to build a wedge of grass to late September, allowing our cows to graze to late October/early November and closing the farm off with the correct farm cover.

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Guide to Catch Crops

James Bourke B.Agr.Sc has given a breakdown of the most popular catch crops this 2018, Westerwolds and Forage Brassicas. Click Read More to see more information.

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Reseeding Update | Pierce Breen, Pallasgreen | 26th July 2018

Although farming is facing many uncertainties at the moment, this is an opportune time to upgrade those old and poached fields and give them a new lease of life. A devastating spring and a drought driven summer has led to many fields being damaged to such a state that reseeding is the only option. This month we will look at the farm of Pierce Breen, Pallasgreen

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Beef Grassland Farmer of the Year 2017- Maximising Output

By Liam Cronin B.Agr.Sc The 2017 National Beef Winner of the Grassland Farmer of the year opened up his gates to the public on Friday 15th June. A fine crowd…

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Short of grass right now, what are your options?

Liam Stack M.Agr.Sc, Ruminant Technical Manager, Dairygold Agribusiness gives a concise breakdown of what your options are if running out of grass during this dry spell.

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Ensure optimum health of your livestock this Spring with Superchoice Minerals

When it comes to animal nutrition, Superchoice Minerals are your guarantee for great quality and value. This product range has been formulated to meet the upper end of Teagasc’s recommended mineral levels and has been formulated to meet the needs of Irish dairy cows, cattle and sheep.

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Chemical Control of Ragwort in Grassland

Shane Cotter, Dairygold Grassland Specialist gives some key pointers on controlling Ragwort in grassland this Spring. For more information contact Shane on 087-0671246.

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Developing Your Fertiliser Plan

Click Read More for a brief overview on what key things to look out for this spring when preparing your fertiliser plan. We have provided some examples of fertiliser plans also.

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Give Your Calves The Best Start With Prime Elite 25 Plus Milk Replacer

In this article we will give a brief outline on the benefits of the Prime Elite 25 Plus Milk Replacer. Rebecca O’Sullivan, Dairygold Milk Replacer Specialist, has presented a short video on Prime Elite 25 Plus also. For more infromation contact Rebecca on 086-7938420.

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Dairygold Launches 2018 Calf Milk Replacer Specialist Programme

This Spring Season Dairygold Agribusiness will be launching a Calf Milk Replacer Specialist Programme. Rebecca O’Sullivan will be offering advice on feeding and managing the calf rearing process from birth to weaning.

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The Ten Golden Rules For Successful Vaccination

1. Make a plan • Talk to your vet and decide which groups of animals should be protected against which diseases 2. Make sure the vaccination programme is completed exactly as stated on…

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Mineral Feeding Pre-Calving

Mineral feeding for the pre-calving cows Nutrition for breeding Your nutritional aims for successful breeding are: To minimise your herd’s body condition loss between calving and the start of breeding…

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Redwater

Redwater Bulletin Redwater is a life-threatening disease of cattle caused by a parasite called Babesia divergens. The parasite is transmitted by ticks. High risk periods for Redwater are late spring/early…

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Forage Options

Whole Crop Cereals/High Moisture Grain It is essential to monitor the dry matter of the crop regularly, starting a month before the anticipated harvest date. Dry matter can change by…

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Body Condition Scoring (BCS) Guide

BCS is a simple technique to assess how thin or fat a cow is on a scale of 1 to 5 with increments of 0.25, where 1 is extremely thin…

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