Beef Cattle - Grass and Feeding

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Sustainability in focus at the Tullamore Farm Open day
Kelsey Daly
Visitors will see soil test results, biodiversity, clover and combi crop topics covered at the sustainability stand.
The Grass Week: moderate growth leads to little surplus
20 July 2024 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: moderate growth leads to little surplus
While soil temperatures have increased marginally, grass growth is still below average for the time of year.
Grass correction and fodder supplies on the mind of many
17 July 2024 Grass & feeding
Grass correction and fodder supplies on the mind of many
With low fodder stocks and stemmy paddocks on the grazing block, correction of both can be done with one blow if conditions allow.
The Grass Week: growth creeps up but fodder stock low
While still behind the norm for the time of the year, growth has improved over the past two weeks and looks set to improve further.
13 July 2024 Grass & feeding
Improved growth may allow for sward quality correction
With growth now exceeding demand for many and a further increase in growth expected, tackling stemmy swards will be on the agenda for many.
10 July 2024 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: more positivity but supplementation still going
While growth has improved over the last week and looks likely to increase further, there is still a large cohort of farmers supplementing stock to dig themselves out of a deficit.
6 July 2024 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: growth remains static but outlook more positive
While PastureBase Ireland figures show grass growth rates for this week to be identical to last, farmers on the ground are feeling more optimistic that the tide has turned on growth.
26 June 2024 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: careful balancing act with grass supplies
With some farmers managing well for grass and others are having to supplement, it’s a careful balancing act to try to manage grass at the minute.
22 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: slow recovery on grazed swards putting farms under pressure
Lacklustre growth over the past few weeks will see highly stocked beef farms under pressure in the coming few days unless growth drastically improves.
19 June 2024 Grass & feeding
What you need to know about grassland pesticide use
The use of pesticides is now governed by conditionality, meaning that if breaches occur it may pose a risk to CAP payments, writes Darren Carty.
16 June 2024 Nitrates
The Grass Week: drastic dip in growth but a recovery expected
While growth has taken a tumble over the last two weeks or so, warmer and milder conditions should hopefully swing things back in favour of farmers.
15 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Grass+ beef: slow regrowth causing a rejig in grazing policy
Amid the slow down in growth rates, less-than-ideal covers may have to be grazed by stock instead of mowing them out.
12 June 2024 Grass & feeding