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Resilient grass-based systems for beef cattle

In beef production systems, feed provision is the single largest direct cost incurred, accounting for approximately 75% of total costs of production. Beef specialist Catherine Egan and researcher Mark McGee have advice and information

09 July 2020
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Finishing cattle at pasture: concentrate supplementation?

In autumn the diet of grazing cattle is generally unbalanced in terms of energy and protein as there is usually excess degradable protein in autumn grass. Research at Grange has shown dietary energy rather than protein is the limiting factor and where supplementation occurs, concentrate energy sources are required. Researchers Edward O’Riordan and Mark McGee have some information

09 July 2020
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How to grow and utilise more grass on my farm?

The foundation underpinning good grass production and utilisation is having adequate soil fertility, unimpeded drainage, targeted application of fertiliser and good grazing infrastructure, coupled with appropriate grazing management practices. Specialist Catherine Egan and researcher Mark McGee have some advice.

09 July 2020
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Feeding weanlings during the winter

Grange research has shown that weanling steers and heifers generally do not require protein supplementation when fed barley-based concentrates and high DMD grass silage. Researcher Mark McGee and Specialist Catherine Egan give some information and advice.

09 July 2020
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Winter Finishing: Grass-based systems

Even high-quality grass silage is incapable of sustaining adequate growth rates to exploit the growth potential of most cattle so concentrate supplementation is required. Mark McGee and Catherine Egan, Teagasc, AGRIC give advice on efficient feed utilisation when finishing cattle

09 July 2020
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Parasite control in growing cattle at pasture

Internal parasites are one of the main threats that need to be considered for animals at grass. Researcher Orla Keane has some information and advice on Lungworm and Gut worm

09 July 2020
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