Beef Technical

Dairy Beef Calf measure – what’s involved?

Dairy Beef Calf measure – what’s involved?

The announcement of the Dairy Beef Calf measure last month has provided farmers rearing dairy-beef calves this year, the opportunity...

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Calf trade: Improvement in Friesian bull calf prices

Calf trade: Improvement in Friesian bull calf prices

With the simple rule of supply and demand, Friesian bull calf prices experienced a positive bump due to the low...

April 14, 2021

Beef trade: Keep the ball moving, as quotes rise again

Beef trade: Keep the ball moving, as quotes rise again

In the beef trade this week, we are seeing prices move more sharply to a base for heifers of €4.00/kg,...

April 13, 2021

‘Grass farmers were out in force this week’ – Eamon Gaffney

‘Grass farmers were out in force this week’ – Eamon Gaffney

As seen over the past few weeks, the store trade continues to command a strong holding – with farmers still...

April 11, 2021

Pics and prices: Plenty of traditional bullocks on offer at Cootehill Mart

Pics and prices: Plenty of traditional bullocks on offer at Cootehill Mart

Cootehill Mart hosted its weekly sale of dry cows, bullocks and heifers on Wednesday (April 7). It was the third...

April 11, 2021

Does finishing cattle off grass impact the eating quality of beef?

Does finishing cattle off grass impact the eating quality of beef?

With plenty of cattle planned to be slaughtered when coming off grass over the coming months – a recent study...

April 10, 2021

Tips for buying a stock bull this spring

Tips for buying a stock bull this spring

Buying a new stock bull can be both an enjoyable and stressful experience for suckler farmers. In one way, new...

April 10, 2021

British beef price continues to tower over Irish beef quotes

British beef price continues to tower over Irish beef quotes

With beef prices almost reaching the €4.00/kg mark for finishers here in Ireland, it is time to review how British...

April 9, 2021

Prices for heifers peak at €2,770 in Waterford Ross Mart

Prices for heifers peak at €2,770 in Waterford Ross Mart

There was a strong demand for forward beef cattle it seems at Waterford Ross Mart last Saturday (April 3). During...

April 8, 2021

Calf trade: ‘Bank holiday fever’ lifts the demand for calves

Calf trade: ‘Bank holiday fever’ lifts the demand for calves

It was a quiet bank holiday weekend for a lot of people, however one thing that did draw attention was...

April 7, 2021

Beef trade: Prices push on, with processors succumbing to demands

Beef trade: Prices push on, with processors succumbing to demands

With a 5c/kg rise this week in the general base quotes for steers and heifers, farmers in the beef trade...

April 6, 2021

Beware the threat of pneumonia following a change in weather

Beware the threat of pneumonia following a change in weather

It is hard to know what season it is currently, if we were to go by the change in weather...

April 6, 2021

‘Weather conditions resulted in variable start to grazing season’ – Green Acres farmer

‘Weather conditions resulted in variable start to grazing season’ – Green Acres farmer

It is clear how the weather impacted on the start of the grazing season for many beef farmers and one...

April 6, 2021

Blast from the past; old Simmental sires available once again

Blast from the past; old Simmental sires available once again

It can be exciting news for breeders when they hear that AI straws of popular old pedigree sires come back...

April 5, 2021

10 top tips for managing a stock bull this breeding season

10 top tips for managing a stock bull this breeding season

With the breeding season just around the corner for both beef and dairy farms, the issue of managing a stock...

April 5, 2021

One year on: How has online mart trading performed?

One year on: How has online mart trading performed?

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the way farmers have been trading cattle at online marts over the past year has...

April 4, 2021

‘The trade was getting hotter this week’- Mart manager’s view

‘The trade was getting hotter this week’- Mart manager’s view

The trade for store cattle was ‘getting hotter’ at Monday’s (March 29) sale at Mid-Tipp Mart in Thurles according to...

April 3, 2021

Advice for farmers castrating males this spring

Advice for farmers castrating males this spring

As many beef farmers have moved away from bull-beef production, many are now choosing to start castrating males – calves/weanlings...

April 2, 2021