Beef News

Suckler calving statistics for 2021 released by ICBF

Suckler calving statistics for 2021 released by ICBF

The 2021 HerdPlus suckler beef calving reports have been released by the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF). The 2021 data...

September 19, 2021

Sionhill Charolais Herd set for dispersal sale on Tuesday

Sionhill Charolais Herd set for dispersal sale on Tuesday

The Sionhill pedigree Charolais herd is set to be auctioned off at Carnaross Mart this Tuesday, September 21, at 8:00p.m....

September 19, 2021

Suckler farmers: October 1 BEEP deadline approaching

Suckler farmers: October 1 BEEP deadline approaching

Farmers have been reminded that the deadline for feacal egg testing as part of the Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme (BEEP)...

September 18, 2021

Production of flukicide Trodax ceased

Production of flukicide Trodax ceased

Boehringer Ingelheim has confirmed to Agriland that it has ceased the production of the flukicide Trodax. The flukicide, which will...

September 17, 2021

Nitrates Action Programme consultation closes on Monday

Nitrates Action Programme consultation closes on Monday

A public consultation on Ireland’s draft Nitrates Action Programme (NAP) will close on Monday (September 20). The consultation process was...

September 17, 2021

Beef Plan Movement meets agriculture minister over CAP

Beef Plan Movement meets agriculture minister over CAP

Representatives of Beef Plan Movement (BPM) met with agriculture minister, Charlie McConalogue, earlier this week to discuss future Common Agricultural...

September 17, 2021

BEAM ‘clawback’ concerns raised in Dáil

BEAM ‘clawback’ concerns raised in Dáil

“Money is never given without some conditionality attached,” according to Minister Martin Heydon, and the terms and conditions of the...

September 16, 2021

Beef cattle cross €3/kg liveweight at Carnew Mart

Beef cattle cross €3/kg liveweight at Carnew Mart

Beef cows were met with what was described by mart management as “a very strong trade” at Carnew Mart’s weekly...

September 16, 2021

Methane: US, EU agree to cut emissions by a third by 2030 – reports

Methane: US, EU agree to cut emissions by a third by 2030 – reports

The US and the EU have agreed to aim to cut global emissions of methane by a third by 2030,...

September 15, 2021

‘Beef price increases available as supplies remain scarce’

‘Beef price increases available as supplies remain scarce’

Meat processors currently have “no option but to increase beef prices paid to farmers, given the scarcity of supplies”, according...

September 15, 2021

Dublin students among finalists in Certified Angus school competition

Dublin students among finalists in Certified Angus school competition

Three Dublin-city students are among the finalists of the Certified Irish Angus schools competition, announced today at a special event...

September 15, 2021

‘Contractors want technical, not calendar solutions’ in nitrates programme – FCI

‘Contractors want technical, not calendar solutions’ in nitrates programme – FCI

Farm and forestry contractors are “practical people”, and they will “drive solutions to the water quality challenge”, according to the...

September 15, 2021

BEAM: Concern for penalised farmers over ANC payments

BEAM: Concern for penalised farmers over ANC payments

There are concerns that farmers who face penalties under the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) scheme may see those penalties...

September 14, 2021

Research: Switching cows for crops would reduce protein output

Research: Switching cows for crops would reduce protein output

With additional reporting by Breifne O’Brien It has been outlined that if Ireland switched its livestock system from cows to...

September 14, 2021

NAP changes ‘essentially a reintroduction of quotas’ – Macra

NAP changes ‘essentially a reintroduction of quotas’ – Macra

The proposed changes to the Nitrates Action Programme (NAP) are “essentially a reintroduction of what were previously known as quotas”,...

September 14, 2021

Cattle ‘toilet trained’ by researchers in bid to cut emissions

Cattle ‘toilet trained’ by researchers in bid to cut emissions

A team of researchers from New Zealand and Germany say they have successfully “toilet trained” cattle, which they argue will...

September 14, 2021

Charolais heifer makes €10,200 at Kilvilcorris sale

Charolais heifer makes €10,200 at Kilvilcorris sale

The Kilvilcorris Charolais herd hosted its first ‘production sale’ of pedigree-registered Charolais heifers at Tullamore Mart, Co. Offaly on Friday,...

September 14, 2021

Nitrates and forestry on the agenda of agriculture committee

Nitrates and forestry on the agenda of agriculture committee

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will tackle the issue of proposed changes to the Nitrates...

September 13, 2021