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Beef
Five tips to stretch grass covers for grazing
Kieran Mailey
Grazing management has become challenging for many farms as wet weather has left ground soft and growth rates are below demand. Outlined are some tips to stretching grass covers.
11 June 2024 Management
Cold and wet conditions raise pneumonia and tetany risks
Suckler cows in milk and young calves will be at increased risk of grass tetany and pneumonia as cold, wet weather persists.
Five tips for reseeding grassland
Reseeding unproductive swards offers a good return on investment. Outlined are five tips for reseeding.
Five tips for worm control in cattle
Worming cattle will be a common management task carried out on livestock farms in the coming weeks. Outlined are five tips to keep in mind.
1 June 2024 Management
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.
28 May 2024 Management
Managing the grazing rotation through peak grass growth
Grass growth is running ahead of demand, making it harder to manage grazing rotations.
21 May 2024 Management
In pictures: Electric trade for grazing stores in Enniskillen
Grazing stores and weanlings were in high demand at the weekly sale in Enniskillen Mart.
15 May 2024 Markets
Keep on top of fly control in heifers and dry cows
Warmer temperatures means fly activity is on the increase, putting heifers and dry autumn-calving cows at greater risk of summer mastitis.
14 May 2024 Management
Five tips to keep on top of grass quality in May
Grass growth is increasing and will exceed demand during May. Outlined are five tips to keep on top of grass quality over the coming weeks.
4 May 2024 Management
Five tips to setting up paddocks for beginners
For farmers thinking about setting up paddocks for the first time, outlined are some tips to keep in mind.
27 April 2024 Management
Be alert for grass tetany as grazing resumes
Where suckler cows with calves at foot have been turned out to grass in recent days, make sure animals are well covered for magnesium to prevent tetany.
23 April 2024 Management
Five tips to get spring grazing back on track
Settled weather in the week ahead will create opportunities for grazing on drier land. Outlined are some tips to get spring grazing back on track.
20 April 2024 Management