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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

Livestock Management

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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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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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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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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