Beef News

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

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

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

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

Cattle Marts: Delayed grass growth takes its toll on the store trade

Cattle Marts: Delayed grass growth takes its toll on the store trade

In the past few weeks, it has been clear that grass growth is well behind desired levels. From speaking with...

May 5, 2021

IMS discusses the role of social media within beef sector

IMS discusses the role of social media within beef sector

Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chief executive Ian Stevenson recently participated in an International Meat Secretariat (IMS) marketing and communication...

May 4, 2021

Council ‘ready for talks’ on €5 billion Brexit fund

Council ‘ready for talks’ on €5 billion Brexit fund

The Council of the EU has said that it is “ready for talks” on the €5 billion Brexit Adjustment reserve,...

April 30, 2021

The silent pandemic that is antimicrobial resistance

The silent pandemic that is antimicrobial resistance

The challenge of getting to grips with antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been likened to the challenge of confronting a ‘silent...

April 30, 2021

Organic farmers exclusion from REAP ‘sends wrong message’

Organic farmers exclusion from REAP ‘sends wrong message’

The exclusion of organic farmers from the Rural Environmental-Agri Pilot Programme (REAP) “sends the wrong message”, according to one farm...

April 29, 2021

INHFA highlights CAP concerns in letter to McConalogue

INHFA highlights CAP concerns in letter to McConalogue

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers’ Association (INHFA) has written to Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue...

April 29, 2021

Minister signs Unfair Trading Practices instrument

Minister signs Unfair Trading Practices instrument

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue today (Wednesday, April 28) signed a Statutory Instrument which gives effect...

April 28, 2021

Dairy beef pilot: Application figures ‘show scope for integration’

Dairy beef pilot: Application figures ‘show scope for integration’

The final application figures for the Dairy Beef Calf pilot programme “shows scope” for integration between the dairy and beef...

April 28, 2021

Strength of beef exports supports Equitable Beef Pricing Bill – Aontu

Strength of beef exports supports Equitable Beef Pricing Bill – Aontu

A Meath TD has said that there is no economic reason the Equitable Beef Pricing Bill, proposed by Aontú cannot...

April 27, 2021

Farming commentators urged to read CSO report

Farming commentators urged to read CSO report

Commentators on farming have been urged to read a new report from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on the value...

April 27, 2021

CSO: Half of agricultural profits come from EU funds

CSO: Half of agricultural profits come from EU funds

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has released a ‘Value Chain Analysis’ of Ireland’s agri-food sector, finding that almost half of...

April 27, 2021

BEEP-S scheme: Over 27,000 farmers apply

BEEP-S scheme: Over 27,000 farmers apply

Over 27,000 applications have been made for the Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot – Sucklers (BEEP-S) scheme. The Department of Agriculture,...

April 27, 2021

Food ombudsman ‘must have real teeth’

Food ombudsman ‘must have real teeth’

Following the announcement yesterday (Monday, April 26) on the start of a public consultation on the establishment of a National...

April 27, 2021