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2020

December 24: Hereford and Angus crosses will make a very profitable calf-to-beef contribution
December 13: Managing silage quality and concentrate supplementation
December 5: Reviewing slaughter performance of Holstein Friesian steers
November 27: Managing dairy-beef weanlings' nutritional requirements this winter
November 22: Utilising high-energy forage crops for out-wintering young stock
November 21: Taking a targeted approach towards stomach and lungworms
November 19: Preparing for winter finishing on calf-to-beef farm
November 14: Making beef and tillage enterprises work hand-in-hand
November 12: Implementing a vaccination programme for calves this winter
November 8: How to source calves in an autumn calf system
November 7: GrowthWatch: Grazing season comes to an end for some farms
November 2: Reducing purchased concentrates with improved silage quality
October 31: GrowthWatch: Grazing season draws to a close for heavier stock
October 28: Teagasc Green Acres farmer outlines system in 'Beef Edge Masterclass' podcast
October 23: GrowthWatch: Graze paddocks now that you want to be hitting early next spring
October 17: GrowthWatch: Targeting 60% of the farm grazed by the end of October
October 10: GrowthWatch: Rain forces stores indoors on heavy farms
October 3: GrowthWatch: Making use of grass in challenging conditions
September 26: GrowthWatch: Preparations for spring grassland management begin now
September 19: GrowthWatch: Aim to maximise the use of autumn grass
September 12: GrowthWatch: Slurry and fertiliser - when and where?
September 11: Virtual Farm Walk: Relive all of the action
September 10: Virtual Farm Walk: The final chapter
September 10: Virtaul Farm Walk: Calf health is your wealth
September 10: Virtual Farm Walk: Improving pasture quality through reseeding
September 10: Virtual Farm Walk: Chasing heavier carcasses in Co. Roscommon
September 10: Virtual Farm Walk: Small changes reap big silage quality rewards
September 10: Introducing Martin Connolly: Our host farmer for today's Virtual Farm Walk
September 9: Reminder: Virtual Farm Walk to take place on AgriLand tomorrow
September 6: Virtual Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef Programme farm walk next Thursday
September 4: GrowthWatch: Chemical fertiliser deadline approaching
August 27: GrowthWatch: Meal feeding to be fast tracked to spring-born calves
August 22: GrowthWatch: Managing tricky grazing conditions
August 16: Harvesting the last of the winter fodder in Co. Mayo
August 12: Growthwatch: Building autumn covers firmly in sight
August 6: GrowthWatch: Beware of reduced grass quality
August 5: Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef Programme webinar takes place tonight
August 1: Target weights achieved in the 'short-grass county'
July 31: GrowthWatch: Focus turns to building grass covers for the autumn
July 23: GrowthWatch: Keeping a close eye on pre-grazing covers
July 18: Assessing the fodder situation in Co. Kilkenny
July 16: GrowthWatch: Grass growth exceeding demand scenario welcomed
July 11: GrowthWatch: Focus switches to second-cut silage and surpluses
July 8: How are the Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef Programme farms performing in 2020?
July 7: 'The biggest change I made was dividing the place up into better paddocks'
July 7: 'Last year silage quality would have slipped and I paid the price in feeding meal'
July 7: The Long brothers' integrated approach to dairy and beef farming
July 2: GrowthWatch: Ample rainfall drives grass growth
June 26: GrowthWatch: Growth and demand still finely balanced
June 17: GrowthWatch: Awaiting a grass growth bounce after recent rainfall
June 13: Monitoring liveweight gain performance in Co. Carlow
June 10: GrowthWatch: Green drought spreads nationwide
June 4: GrowthWatch: Deciding on a grassland management plan for the current dry spell
May 27: GrowthWatch: Rain gives respite, but growth still slow
May 19: GrowthWatch: Dry weather takes its toll in some areas
May 18: Holstein Friesian calves dominate 2020 calf team on Green Acres farms
May 17: How many herds were the 2020 calf team sourced from on Green Acres farms?
May 16: What was paid for dairy-origin calves in spring 2020?
May 16: Harvesting first-cut silage 5 weeks earlier than 2019 in Co. Roscommon
May 13: GrowthWatch: Attention turning to first-cut silage
May 11: Reseeding 16ac with a red clover and Italian Ryegrass mix in Co. Cork
May 7: GrowthWatch: Grazing to 4cm important to maintain grass quality
April 29: GrowthWatch: Grass in surplus territory
April 23: GrowthWatch: Grass moving ahead
April 15: Options for beef farmers in a falling market
April 5: 50% of the way there in Co. Mayo
April 4: Managing spring grazing in counties Meath, Kildare and Roscommon
March 22: 'Spring grass is higher in protein and energy; and four times cheaper than meal'
March 17: Video: How to weigh calves using a weigh-band and the correct weaning process
March 15: 'There is no room for poor-quality silage in a calf-to-beef system'
March 14: Video: Calf disease and how vaccination can play an important role against this
March 12: Large crowds descend on Carlow-based calf-to-beef farm for first walk of 2020
March 8: Video: How to clean feeding equipment thoroughly to avoid the build up of bacteria
March 7: Video: What to look for in a quality milk replacer
March 7: Video: How to manage the dairy calf on arrival to the beef farm
March 7: Video: The correct housing environment is crucial for top performance
March 3: Diary date: Tidy calf-to-beef operation to be showcased in Co. Carlow
March 2: Video: How to examine the calf prior to purchase for dairy-beef systems
March 1: The importance of choosing dairy calves with the right genetics for beef production
February 23: Video: What questions should I ask dairy farmers when sourcing dairy-beef calves?
February 22: Video: What can I pay for dairy-beef calves?
February 19: Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef Programme: Year 1 eProfit Monitor results
February 16: Video series: The complete guide to buying and rearing dairy-beef calves
February 16: Teagasc Green Acres farms: Tracking 2019-born calves' performance
February 15: Examining 2019 grass growth performance across demonstration farms
February 2: Inside a 4,600 head beef-finishing operation in the UK
January 25: Purpose-built calf house makes life easier for this UK-based dairy and beef farmer
January 25: Rearing 600 calves on contract and operating a beef-finishing enterprise in the UK

2019

December 31: Reflecting on an eventful 2019 and preparing for a busy spring in 2020
December 21: Sticking to the plan and implementing a finishing programme in Co. Meath
December 14: Correcting ventilation issues in Co. Tipperary
December 8: Redstart providing the perfect out-wintering crop for weanlings in Co. Westmeath
November 23: Technical Day: All aspects of calf health up for discussion in Co. Kildare
November 16: Analysing silage quality across all participating farms
November 9: Case study: Taking and interpreting grass silage sample results in Co. Cork
October 18: Important factors to consider when it comes to calf accommodation
October 17: The importance of vaccination as part of a herd health plan
October 16: The economics of 21, 24 and 28-month Holstein Friesian steer systems
October 13: What is the impact of silage quality on weight gain on dairy calf to beef systems?
October 12: What level of profitability can beef farmers expect if they acquire dairy calves for free?
October 10: Huge crowds attend Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef farm walk in Co. Kilkenny
October 9: Event reminder: Dairy calf-to-beef farm walk to take place
October 3: Transitioning from selling stores to a beef-finishing system in Co. Clare
September 26 - Diary date: On-farm dairy calf-to-beef masterclass planned for Co. Kilkenny
September 9 - Attention to detail evident on Tipperary-based calf-to-beef operation
August 25 - Making adjustments and moving away from Friesian bulls in Co. Cork
August 1 - Video: Getting the plough out in Co. Roscommon
July 29 - Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef farms: The story so far...
July 22 - How is the Grange dairy calf-to-beef herd performing?
July 13 - Building soil fertility and starting a reseeding programme in Co. Limerick
July 7 - Reseeding and spraying: Why and how can I get the best results?
July 6 - Parasitic burdens: 'Young stock and young grazers; they have had no exposure'
July 2 - Changing strategy and putting a plan in place in Co. Mayo
June 24 - Achieving excellent results from spraying in Co. Kildare
June 18 - What are the target weights for my spring-born calves during the first grazing season?
June 8 - Green Acres: Harvesting first-cut silage and taking out surplus paddocks
May 14 - Video: Reaping the benefits of grass measuring in Co. Carlow
May 8 - Tipping the scales: Monitoring bull, steer and heifer performance in Co. Wexford
Apr 23 - Video: Who and where are the 14 Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef demonstration farms?
Apr 22 - Comparisons between calf breeds and prices in Co. Louth
Apr 20 - The importance of calf health and vaccination discussed in Co. Kildare
Apr 18 - Increasing carcass weight, conformation and achieving a faster finish in Co. Waterford
Apr 13 - ‘You can go to all the meetings, but unless you implement the advice, it’s no good’
Apr 10 - Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef Programme launched
Apr 09 - Teagasc commits to increasing beef sires used on its dairy herds
Apr 09 - Full house in Tullamore for Green Acres Calf to Beef Programme launch
Apr 09 - Band of brothers: Why this beef farmer influenced his dairy siblings on sire selection 
Apr 04 - 120 calves sourced; turnout achieved; and grazing in full swing in Co. Kildare 
Mar 31 - Teagasc Green Acres eProfit Monitors: Where are the farms starting at? 
Mar 30 - Meet the newly-appointed Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef advisors 
Mar 24 - 'We need to spread 1-1.2 million tonnes of lime annually’ 
Mar 17 - Factors to be considered when it comes to feeding dairy-beef calves 
Mar 11 - Providing the perfect environment for calves in Co. Kilkenny 
Mar 09 - Why relationships with dairy farmers are the key for calf-to-beef finishers 
Mar 03 - Purchasing 180 calves from local dairy farms in Co. Kilkenny 
Feb 22 - Don’t miss the opportunity to soil sample 
Feb 16 - 5 factors contributing to profitable dairy-beef production 
Feb 04 - Top of the agenda in Co. Westmeath: Purchasing calves and focusing on grass 
Jan 16  - How much should beef farmers pay for bull calves from the dairy herd?

 

2018