Beef farming

The latest beef and cattle farming news and beef prices from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all farming and production news developments in the beef and cattle farming sector.

Beef management: redwater, rush control and stock bull check
Beef management: redwater, rush control and stock bull check
This week, Adam Woods takes a look at preventing redwater, rush control and making sure there are no fertility problems with your stock bull.
Keep on top of worm burdens in young cattle
Keep on top of worm burdens in young cattle
With warm conditions forecast to follow rain showers this week, worm burdens will be increasing on grazing swards, which pose a health risk to young cattle.
Beef quotes increase as numbers tighten
Beef quotes increase as numbers tighten
Adam Woods hash the latest on this week’s beef trade including news of an increase in quotes.
NI Trends: factories look to tighten grip on beef trade; lamb trade eases
NI Trends: factories look to tighten grip on beef trade; lamb trade eases
There have been moves by processors in Northern Ireland to ease prices on factory-fit cattle and lambs.
Grass+ Beef: being mindful or replacing off takes of P and K
Grass+ Beef: being mindful or replacing off takes of P and K
We are hopeful that the weekend will bring with it its annual June bank holiday settled period that sees contractor and farmers scramble to get grass cut and harvested
The Grass Week: keeping quality in grazing ground and fertilising second cuts
The Grass Week: keeping quality in grazing ground and fertilising second cuts
We are approaching the time of the year for grasses to head out, so it is also when grass quality can go downhill in grazing and silage swards.
Halfway point reached in breeding for Tullamore Farm
Halfway point reached in breeding for Tullamore Farm
There have been just over four weeks of breeding completed on Tullamore Farm, with the first 30 heifers bred having been scanned this week.
Rockvalley rocks Rising Stars Calf Show
Rockvalley rocks Rising Stars Calf Show
Shanon Kinahan reports from the North Eastern Rising Stars Charolais Calf Show where Rockvalley Udaya took the plaudits
Halfway point reached in breeding for Tullamore Farm
Halfway point reached in breeding for Tullamore Farm
There have been just over four weeks of breeding completed on Tullamore Farm, with the first 30 heifers bred having been scanned this week.
New technologies helping breeding on Tullamore Farm
New technologies helping breeding on Tullamore Farm
Breeding is progressing nicely on Tullamore Farm, with cows put forward for breeding.
Crops  and field margins in Waterford
Crops and field margins in Waterford
Pádraig Connery is aiming to improve the three pillars of sustainability – economic, environmental and social – on his farm in Clashmore, Co Waterford.
Flag leaf sprays on wheat and thriving spring barley
Flag leaf sprays on wheat and thriving spring barley
This week, Conor Kehoe talks to farmers in Westmeath, Down, and Waterford as farmers try to get spraying done between the showers.
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urgedSPONSORED
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urged
Heightened risks of soil and slurry contamination in first-cut grass silage after the wet winter will require extra vigilance with silage making this season, an expert is urging.
Irish beef sales in Britain still growingSPONSORED
Irish beef sales in Britain still growing
Bord Bia meat and organics market specialist Seán Deane reports that Irish beef sales in Britain continued to grow in the first two months of 2024, building on last year's strong performance.
Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBaleSPONSORED
Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBale
In Clogheen, Co Tipperary, Thomas Moloney, alongside his father Jim, has been steering the family business through the evolving landscape of Irish agriculture for over six decades.
How FRS fencing and DURA² helped transform our home and farmSPONSORED
How FRS fencing and DURA² helped transform our home and farm
DURA² fencing provided John Paul Bennett and his wife Laura with a durable and environmentally friendly fencing solution for their home and farm.
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