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Beef management tips for the next 6-8 weeks

Teagasc Green Acres programme manager Alan Dillon joins Catherine Egan on this week’s episode of the Beef Edge podcast with an update on the dairy calf to beef programme as well as practical beef management tips for the coming weeks.

Alan explains that the main points of focus for farmers in the next 6-8 weeks is building grass as well as having a closing plan and it’s important to start preparing now for the last grazing rotation.

Herd health management is also essential to reduce impact on performance over the winter period and Alan outlines the important steps farmers will need to be taking in preparation for housing.

He says that this is the ideal time to take silage samples to analyse the quality of the silage being fed this winter. Based on the results you will know how much and what type of concentrates to feed.

The Green Acres programme is also hosting two on-farm events in the coming weeks which farmers can attend and Alan explains that each stage of the system from rearing to finishing will be discussed on the day

The on-farm events are:

Wednesday, 29 September at 3:30pm on the farm of JP Hammersley, Lattin, Co. Tipperary Eircode E34A389.

Pre-booking is essential at (052) 6121300, Teagasc Clonmel.

Tuesday, 5 October at 2pm on the farm of Irvine Allen, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath.

Pre-booking is essential at (057) 9321405 Teagasc Tullamore.

For further updates: www.teagasc.ie/green-acres-calf-to-beef

For more episodes and information covered on the Beef Edge, visit the show page at: www.teagasc.ie/thebeefedge 

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