Beef

Have you considered sowing a fodder crop?

Have you considered sowing a fodder crop?

With the expansion of the national dairy herd in recent years, many farms have become short on housing, with many...

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Live exports: Extra measures ‘regularly taken’ to safeguard animal welfare

Live exports: Extra measures ‘regularly taken’ to safeguard animal welfare

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine regularly takes “continuing additional measures” to further enhance and safeguard animal welfare...

June 10, 2021

ICSA calls for CAP funds to support ‘first 40ha’

ICSA calls for CAP funds to support ‘first 40ha’

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) is calling for Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) funding to be directed towards...

June 10, 2021

Calf registrations edge closer to two million

Calf registrations edge closer to two million

The beginning of June usually sees a reduction in the number of calf registrations. But still, more than one-quarter of...

June 9, 2021

No plans to establish legal definition of a ‘feedlot herd’ – minister

No plans to establish legal definition of a ‘feedlot herd’ – minister

There are currently no plans to establish a legal definition of a feedlot herd, Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has...

June 8, 2021

Taskforce: ‘No credible answer on February price drop’

Taskforce: ‘No credible answer on February price drop’

Management from individual meat processors took part in a meeting of the Beef Market Taskforce last Thursday (June 3), the...

June 8, 2021

Are you planning on reseeding this year?

Are you planning on reseeding this year?

Reseeding is a considerable investment to undertake at €200-300/ac, so it is worth making sure that it is done correctly....

June 8, 2021

Breeding 2021: What is happening on the ground?

Breeding 2021: What is happening on the ground?

The weather seems to have finally improved, with growth rates finally beginning to reach the levels that are expected for...

June 8, 2021

Bovine tuberculosis  eradication: how genetics can be part of the solution

Bovine tuberculosis eradication: how genetics can be part of the solution

What seems like a never ending battle with bovine tuberculosis (TB) has lead many to believe that aspirations of eradicating...

June 7, 2021

Which beef bulls made the top 50 list for 2020?

Which beef bulls made the top 50 list for 2020?

We are now six months into 2021, with a total of 553,539 registered beef births so far this year. Now...

June 6, 2021

Busy year ahead for beef and sheep in NI

Busy year ahead for beef and sheep in NI

According to Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chief executive, Ian Stevenson, the year ahead will be a very busy one...

June 6, 2021

Rural Independents slam ombudsman consultation extension

Rural Independents slam ombudsman consultation extension

The Rural Independents Group of TDs has slammed the move by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue...

June 5, 2021

TDs given extension on food ombudsman consultation

TDs given extension on food ombudsman consultation

Members of the Oireachtas (Dáil and Seanad) have been offered a second chance to make a submission to the consultation...

June 5, 2021

Before introducing your bull, should you consider beef AI

Before introducing your bull, should you consider beef AI

Before you consider finishing with artificial insemination (AI), it is important to determine how many cows may not yet be...

June 5, 2021

Minister ‘encouraged’ by processor presence at taskforce

Minister ‘encouraged’ by processor presence at taskforce

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has said he was “encouraged” by the presence of management from...

June 4, 2021

MII highlights beef price highs at taskforce

MII highlights beef price highs at taskforce

Meat Industry Ireland (MII) highlighted the relatively strong beef prices at present during a meeting of the Beef Market Taskforce...

June 4, 2021

From Cork to Carlisle: Bull bred in Bandon sells for 15,000gns

From Cork to Carlisle: Bull bred in Bandon sells for 15,000gns

Belgian Blue breeding in Bandon got international recognition earlier this year – when a bull bred in west Cork hit...

June 4, 2021

Processors urged to support development of bull beef

Processors urged to support development of bull beef

Processors have been called on by Macra na Feirme to support the development of bull beef that “provides both an...

June 4, 2021