Beef

Getting dairy-beef calves ready for weaning

Getting dairy-beef calves ready for weaning

Farmers rearing dairy-beef calves this spring are getting to a stage where calves, which were purchased in the early months...

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Grass advice: 3 tips to aid the grazing season on beef farms

Grass advice: 3 tips to aid the grazing season on beef farms

The grazing season is at mixed stages across the country, due to weather conditions and land type. Some farmers have...

April 18, 2021

Are your suckler cows in the right condition for breeding?

Are your suckler cows in the right condition for breeding?

With the breeding season soon getting into action in spring-calving suckler herds, farmers need to look at the condition of...

April 18, 2021

Prices peak at €6,600 – with a strong average for Limousin bulls in Athenry

Prices peak at €6,600 – with a strong average for Limousin bulls in Athenry

On Friday, April 16, Agriland made the trip to Athenry Mart, where the Irish Limousin Cattle Society (ILCS) hosted a...

April 18, 2021

Silage quality: Focus on making high DMD first-cut silage

Silage quality: Focus on making high DMD first-cut silage

The preparation for first-cut silage is beginning on some farms. It is important that, with the rising costs of getting...

April 17, 2021

Hereford sale topped at €3,200 in Nenagh

Hereford sale topped at €3,200 in Nenagh

The Irish Hereford Breed Society (IHBS) hosted one of its spring sales at Nenagh Mart last Saturday, April 10. Looking...

April 17, 2021

Hanrahan re-elected as IFA beef vice-chair

Hanrahan re-elected as IFA beef vice-chair

Declan Hanrahan has been re-elected as vice-chairman of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) National Livestock Committee, the organisation has confirmed....

April 16, 2021

Views sought on the welfare of animals during transport in the EU

Views sought on the welfare of animals during transport in the EU

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is gathering the views of stakeholders on the welfare of animals during transport in...

April 16, 2021

Store cattle prices ‘well ahead’ of last week at Dungarvan Mart

Store cattle prices ‘well ahead’ of last week at Dungarvan Mart

In Dungarvan Mart on Monday (April 12) the trade had more of a bite to it and clients were more...

April 16, 2021

TB testing: Grace period for onset of new EU rules

TB testing: Grace period for onset of new EU rules

New EU regulations on animal health and TB testing, which were due to come into effect from next Wednesday (April...

April 15, 2021

Deadline looms for farmers to claim under €20/head dairy beef calf scheme

Deadline looms for farmers to claim under €20/head dairy beef calf scheme

The closing date for the submission of payments claims relating to the Dairy Beef Calf Programme is looming, the Irish...

April 15, 2021

BSAS conference: What will our future beef farms look like?

BSAS conference: What will our future beef farms look like?

Predicting the future structure of beef farms in the UK was one of the key themes addressed at the 2021...

April 15, 2021

Mercosur deal: ‘Government must take a stand’ Varadkar told

Mercosur deal: ‘Government must take a stand’ Varadkar told

Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Tim Cullinan has met with Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar...

April 15, 2021

Dairy Beef Calf measure – what’s involved?

Dairy Beef Calf measure – what’s involved?

The announcement of the Dairy Beef Calf measure last month has provided farmers rearing dairy-beef calves this year, the opportunity...

April 15, 2021

New Zealand government to phase out live exports by sea

New Zealand government to phase out live exports by sea

The New Zealand government has announced that the export of livestock by sea will cease following a transition period of...

April 14, 2021

Boyle: Grass-based Irish system ‘gives positive environmental characteristics’

Boyle: Grass-based Irish system ‘gives positive environmental characteristics’

The grass-based nature of Irish livestock farming gives it “certain positive environmental characteristics” which contribute to the low carbon footprint...

April 14, 2021

CAP: Ag committee told ‘worthwhile’ scheme needed

CAP: Ag committee told ‘worthwhile’ scheme needed

The Joint Oireachats Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine has been told that a “worthwhile” agri-environment scheme – delivering...

April 14, 2021

A cut above: How do the top performers in beef run their farms?

A cut above: How do the top performers in beef run their farms?

The beef farmers viewed as “top performers” in the sector – in other words farmers who are making the most...

April 14, 2021