Beef

Subfertility in stock bulls: What are the causes?

Subfertility in stock bulls: What are the causes?

With the breeding season in motion on spring calving suckler herds, it is important to keep an eye on the...

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‘I’d be more positive about the store cattle trade this week’

‘I’d be more positive about the store cattle trade this week’

We have seen in some marts over the past week, that some categories of store cattle have received a slight...

May 8, 2021

Irish agriculture ‘cannot be asked to fall under a Dublin bus’ – former minister

Irish agriculture ‘cannot be asked to fall under a Dublin bus’ – former minister

Irish agriculture is “willing to embrace and accelerate” changes required for climate action – but “it cannot be asked to...

May 8, 2021

Growth Watch: Keep silage quality in mind when making next grazing decision

Growth Watch: Keep silage quality in mind when making next grazing decision

Growth Watch By Teagasc’s Seán Cummins and James Fitzgerald Lower than average grass growth rates from early April through to...

May 8, 2021

Reiterated call for minister to renew Beef Finisher Payment for 2021

Reiterated call for minister to renew Beef Finisher Payment for 2021

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has again called on Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie...

May 7, 2021

‘Sacrificing national herd at alter of climate change’ would have no net gain – Creed

‘Sacrificing national herd at alter of climate change’ would have no net gain – Creed

Sacrificing the national herd “at the alter of climate change” would have “no net gain” because Irish agriculture is among...

May 7, 2021

Calf trade: No reductions seen in prices as the season pushes on

Calf trade: No reductions seen in prices as the season pushes on

Looking at the calf trade over the past week, there seems to be no reduction in prices at marts. In...

May 7, 2021

TB reactors: Suggestions of remote valuations ‘ludicrous’

TB reactors: Suggestions of remote valuations ‘ludicrous’

Suggestions that on-farm valuations of TB reactor cattle could be ended in place of remote market price-based valuations have been...

May 6, 2021

Multiple cutting will deliver superior quality silage

Multiple cutting will deliver superior quality silage

According to silage consultant Dr. Dave Davies, grass should be cut when it has a dry matter digestibility (DMD) value...

May 6, 2021

ABP to acquire remaining shares in Slaney Foods

ABP to acquire remaining shares in Slaney Foods

ABP has announced that it has reached an agreement in principle with Fane Valley Co-op to acquire the remaining 50%...

May 6, 2021

Bord Bia on-farm audits to recommence on May 17

Bord Bia on-farm audits to recommence on May 17

In line with the new public health measures announced by the government, Bord Bia on-farm audits can recommence on May...

May 6, 2021

4 tips to deal with a grass shortage for beef cattle in May

4 tips to deal with a grass shortage for beef cattle in May

It’s no secret that grass supplies are getting tight around the country with plenty of farmers beginning to get anxious...

May 6, 2021

Regional TDs to seek Dáil approval for carbon budgets

Regional TDs to seek Dáil approval for carbon budgets

The Regional Independent group of TDs has said that it will seek Dáil approval for carbon budgets for agriculture. The...

May 5, 2021

Vet medicines: ‘Radical revision’ needed on incoming rules

Vet medicines: ‘Radical revision’ needed on incoming rules

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue is being called on to intervene in the implementation of regulations...

May 5, 2021

Limousin Premier in Roscrea topped at €6,800

Limousin Premier in Roscrea topped at €6,800

A strong trade for Limousins was witnessed at Roscrea Mart on Monday (May 3), as bulls met a good demand...

May 5, 2021

Call for ‘comprehensive analysis’ of impacts of ‘factory-owned feedlots’ in the market

Call for ‘comprehensive analysis’ of impacts of ‘factory-owned feedlots’ in the market

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy has written to Minister Charlie McConalogue requesting that the Department of Agriculture carry out a “comprehensive...

May 5, 2021

Easing of mart restrictions: What should SSSOPs include?

Easing of mart restrictions: What should SSSOPs include?

With livestock marts set to re-open to allow buyers and sellers on-premises later this month as Covid-19 restrictions begin to...

May 5, 2021

Letters sent to marts detailing easing of trading restrictions

Letters sent to marts detailing easing of trading restrictions

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has sent letters to livestock mart managers around the country detailing...

May 5, 2021