Breifne O'Brien

Breifne O

Breifne hails from a suckler, beef and sheep farm in Co. Cavan. He studied Agri-Environmental Science in University College Dublin. During his college years, he presented an agri-focused radio show on Belfield FM called 'Keepin' it Country'. In addition to his knowledge and passion for Irish agriculture, he also gained extensive international experience through time spent working on a 4,500-cow dairy farm in South Dakota in the US. He has previously worked in the agri-news sector and more recently has gained professional experience working in cattle procurement in the Irish beef sector.

Sommet De L’élevage gets underway in France today
Sommet De L’élevage gets underway in France today

Described by the organisers as “one of the world’s largest livestock shows”, the Sommet De L’élevage is set to get...

Factory quotes: Cow price falls as beef trade tightens
Factory quotes: Cow price falls as beef trade tightens

This week’s factory quotes sees processors move to reduce prices across most types of cattle, with a specific tightening on...

€320/head profit from organic beef finishing is achievable
€320/head profit from organic beef finishing is achievable

Where a land lease charge of €208/head of cattle is not counted (where land is not leased), a total profit...

55 Angus set for ‘genetic excellence’ sale in Thurles
55 Angus set for ‘genetic excellence’ sale in Thurles

A total of 55 pre-selected pedigree-registered Aberdeen Angus heifers and bulls will be on offer at Thurles Mart on Saturday...

Biosecurity factors to consider when buying livestock
Biosecurity factors to consider when buying livestock

Many beef farmers are currently in the process of purchasing livestock, either for winter finishing or for storing over the...

How this young beef finisher is securing 20c/kg above market price
How this young beef finisher is securing 20c/kg above market price

When 23-year-old beef farmer David Craig from near Clonard, Co. Meath, made the decision to pursue a calf-to-beef enterprise on...

Limousin Society to host extravaganza this weekend
Limousin Society to host extravaganza this weekend

The Irish Limousin Cattle Society’s 50th Anniversary Extravaganza is set to take place in Carrick-on-Shannon this weekend beginning today (Friday,...

Japan takes ‘World’s Best Steak’ title with Wagyu sirloin
Japan takes ‘World’s Best Steak’ title with Wagyu sirloin

The 2022 World Steak Challenge results were announced at an event which took place in the Round Room at the...

Liffey Meats awaits decision on plan for Cavan solar farm
Liffey Meats awaits decision on plan for Cavan solar farm

Liffey Meats has submitted a planning application to Cavan County Council to develop a solar farm covering approximately 14.5ac (5.9ha)...

Farmer frustration over TB outbreaks heard at Wicklow meeting
Farmer frustration over TB outbreaks heard at Wicklow meeting

The level of bovine tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks on farms in the west Wicklow and surrounding regions was the key topic...

Pictures: Over 200 entries at National Charolais Calf Show
Pictures: Over 200 entries at National Charolais Calf Show

There were over 200 entries at the National Charolais Calf Show on Saturday (September 24) at Elphin Mart in Co....

National organic beef open day in Cashel tomorrow
National organic beef open day in Cashel tomorrow

The National Organic Beef Open Day is set to take place on the farm of John Purcell in Ross, Golden,...

World Steak Challenge judging gets underway in Dublin today
World Steak Challenge judging gets underway in Dublin today

The judging process of the World Steak Challenge is set to get underway in Dublin this morning, Tuesday, September 27....

Factory quotes: Trade firm but sterling puts pressure on price
Factory quotes: Trade firm but sterling puts pressure on price

In this week’s factory quotes, most processors have held steers at €4.70/kg base price, while a few factories in the...

Irish Parthenaise society to host premier sale at Carnew Mart
Irish Parthenaise society to host premier sale at Carnew Mart

The Irish Parthenaise Cattle Breed Society is set to host its annual premier sale on Wednesday, September 28. The sale...

Factory throughput: 98,500 extra cattle processed to date this year
Factory throughput: 98,500 extra cattle processed to date this year

Just over 98,500 additional cattle (including veal) have been processed to date this year, according to the latest figures from...

Beef Focus: Feeding show ring champion fatstock in Longford
Beef Focus: Feeding show ring champion fatstock in Longford

Grazing the pastures on the outskirts of Ballinalee, Co. Longford, is the 2022 All-Ireland Beef Bullock champion which resides on...

Video: Sights and scenes from day 2 of Ploughing 2022
Video: Sights and scenes from day 2 of Ploughing 2022

A record breaking 115,500 people attended day two of the 2022 National Ploughing Championships (Wednesday, September 21). The attendance was...