Key management tips for the weeks ahead
Alan Dillon, Teagasc DairyBeef 500 Campaign Co-ordinator, joins Catherine Egan on this week's Beef Edge podcast with an update from the campaign and key management tips for the weeks ahead.
Firstly, Alan reviews the profit monitors from last year and explains what the margins were for farmers in the programme. With all the recent rainfall, grazing conditions have been difficult and Alan discusses how farmers are coping and planning for the weeks ahead.
Most farmers have had to rehouse stock and hence have very little grazed. Given this, Alan highlights the different options available and encourages farmers to discuss these options with their advisor. Due to the delayed turnout, some cattle will remain housed and be finished from the shed and Alan goes through a number of tips to achieve performance during this period.
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