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Situation and Outlook in Agriculture 2002

The editor would like to acknowledge the assistance and data provided by staff involved in the National Farm Survey. Thanks are also due to M. Cushion for technical services and to M. Clarke for secretarial services.

01 December 2001
Type
Report
46 Pages
327KB
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Bull Beef Production

Any discussion on concentrate feeding levels in winter must be in the context of an overall production system. This is particularly so nowadays with premia and other agri-environmental payments contributing so much of the profit margin. Thus, production systems must be designed to maximise the draw-down of direct payments, and feeding levels must then be designed to deliver these production systems.

01 March 2001
Type
Report
41 Pages
245KB
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Finishing Dairy Beef - Under 30 Months

Just over half of the 2.4 million Irish cows are kept for dairying purposes. Consequently, almost half of Irish beef output originates in the dairy herd.

01 March 2001
Type
Report
26 Pages
1,295KB
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Response in Beef Cattle to Concentrate Feeding in Winter

Any discussion on concentrate feeding levels in winter must be in the context of an overall production system. This is particularly so nowadays with premia and other agri-environmental payments contributing so much of the profit margin. Thus, production systems must be designed to maximise the draw-down of direct payments, and feeding levels must then be designed to deliver these production systems.

01 March 2001
Type
Report
40 Pages
176KB