Beef News

Non-farming students scoop top award at Certified Irish Angus competition

Non-farming students scoop top award at Certified Irish Angus competition

Five students from St. Aloysius College, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork have been crowned overall winners of the 2021 Certified Irish Angus...

May 19, 2021

Australian trade deal could sound ‘death knell’ for NI agriculture

Australian trade deal could sound ‘death knell’ for NI agriculture

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president Victor Chestnutt believes that providing Australia with unfettered access to UK food markets through an...

May 18, 2021

Taskforce: Calls for ‘full disclosure on lack of co-operation’

Taskforce: Calls for ‘full disclosure on lack of co-operation’

A farm organisation is calling for “full disclosure” on the level of co-operation among different stakeholders on the Beef Market...

May 18, 2021

Aldi: ‘GT report for taskforce will fail in its objectives’

Aldi: ‘GT report for taskforce will fail in its objectives’

Aldi has warned that a report on the value of Irish beef in the supply chain, commissioned by the Beef...

May 18, 2021

‘As a mart manager our job was to get people into the mart – not keep them away’

‘As a mart manager our job was to get people into the mart – not keep them away’

With the return of buyers ringside imminent, a sense of normality, finally, is coming back into our lives – with...

May 16, 2021

Marts: ICOS stresses continued precautions from Monday

Marts: ICOS stresses continued precautions from Monday

With sellers and buyers due to return to marts from next Monday (May 17), farmers are being urged to remember...

May 12, 2021

2 people arrested after dispute at Carlisle Limousin sale

2 people arrested after dispute at Carlisle Limousin sale

A man and a woman were arrested after a dispute broke out at a Limousin cattle sale at Borderway Mart...

May 11, 2021

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