Beef News

Teagasc BEEF2022 Open Day launched in Meath

Teagasc BEEF2022 Open Day launched in Meath

The Teagasc BEEF2022 Open Day was officially launched at an event today (Monday, May 23) at the Grange Animal and...

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Factory quotes: 10c/kg lift as agents scour the country for cattle

Factory quotes: 10c/kg lift as agents scour the country for cattle

Factory agents are hot on the hunt for finished cattle this week as beef supplies appear to have tightened significantly....

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Factory agents battle at marts for tight supply of beef cattle

Factory agents battle at marts for tight supply of beef cattle

The past week has been like no other in the beef trade, with new records being hit for all types...

May 22, 2022

Pit or bales: Which will be the cheaper option this year?

Pit or bales: Which will be the cheaper option this year?

A debate that takes place among farmers around this time of the year is the topic of making pit silage,...

May 22, 2022

Call for coordinated approach to deer management

Call for coordinated approach to deer management

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that agriculture minister’s commitment to re-establish the National Deer Management Forum Group is...

May 20, 2022

Organic beef prices ‘slipping behind’ conventionally reared cattle

Organic beef prices ‘slipping behind’ conventionally reared cattle

Prices for organic beef have “slipped behind” prices paid for conventionally reared cattle in recent days, according to the Irish...

May 19, 2022

IBLA calls for retailer action: ‘Farmers have no more left to give’

IBLA calls for retailer action: ‘Farmers have no more left to give’

The Irish Beef and Lamb Association (IBLA) has called on Irish retailers to follow the lead of their British counterparts...

May 19, 2022

Minister announces €250,000 for beef breeding heifer class at agri-shows

Minister announces €250,000 for beef breeding heifer class at agri-shows

Funding of €250,000 will be put towards the creation of a new competition class at Irish agricultural shows for beef...

May 18, 2022

Round-bales: How much will they cost to make this year?

Round-bales: How much will they cost to make this year?

The rapid increase in grass-growth levels on farms in most parts of the country over the past two or three...

May 18, 2022

Report: Ireland accounts for 9% of EU bovine population

Report: Ireland accounts for 9% of EU bovine population

Ireland has 9% of the total bovine population of the European Union, according to a report released today (Tuesday, May...

May 17, 2022

Tributes paid following passing of Charolais breeder

Tributes paid following passing of Charolais breeder

Members of the wider farming community are shocked and saddened following the death of the well known and respected pedigree-Charolais...

May 17, 2022

Next phase of organic grant scheme opens

Next phase of organic grant scheme opens

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), Pippa Hackett announced today (Tuesday, May 17)...

May 17, 2022

Pit silage: How much will it cost per acre this year?

Pit silage: How much will it cost per acre this year?

The past week has seen farmers across many parts of the country move to secure their first cut of pit...

May 17, 2022

Irish farming ‘in strong position’ if water quality can be ensured – MEP

Irish farming ‘in strong position’ if water quality can be ensured – MEP

Irish farming would be in “strong position” versus farming in other EU countries if the water quality issue could be...

May 16, 2022

Factory quotes: Beef price up by 20c/kg as supply tightens

Factory quotes: Beef price up by 20c/kg as supply tightens

Substantial movement has been seen in beef price in all categories of cattle this week, as processors have moved to...

May 16, 2022

Average dairy and suckler herd sizes for 2022 revealed

Average dairy and suckler herd sizes for 2022 revealed

The average dairy and suckler herd sizes for 2022 have been revealed by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the...

May 15, 2022

ABP Demo Farm: 160 calves weaned and out to grass

ABP Demo Farm: 160 calves weaned and out to grass

Out of the 410 calves purchased this year on the ABP Demonstration (Demo) Farm, 160 have been weaned off milk...

May 14, 2022

TB: Call for additional funding to reach eradication target by 2030

TB: Call for additional funding to reach eradication target by 2030

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) eradication targets for 2030 cannot be met without additional state funding, the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’...

May 13, 2022