Beef Technical

Farmers should be selling methane – not cutting it

Farmers should be selling methane – not cutting it

Over 270 interested farmers, developers and industry bodies tuned into Gas Networks Ireland’s (GNI’s) biomethane industry webinar on Monday, September...

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Steps to prevent the spread of TB within your herd

Steps to prevent the spread of TB within your herd

The Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) eradiation scheme has been in place for 67 years in Ireland, with the scheme costing €97.3...

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Autumn is the ideal time to complete soil sampling

Autumn is the ideal time to complete soil sampling

Using soil sampling to correct soil pH offers many benefits to farmers. This article will look at what those benefits...

September 18, 2021

Beef kill: Weekly numbers dip slightly driving price rise

Beef kill: Weekly numbers dip slightly driving price rise

Last week’s overall beef kill witnessed a slight dip in the number of cattle processed when compared to the previous...

September 17, 2021

Beef trade: Prices begin to move with heifers out in front

Beef trade: Prices begin to move with heifers out in front

Factory beef quotes have slowly begun to move upwards this week with at least one processor moving quotes forward by...

September 13, 2021

Northern customers buy over 50,000 Irish cattle this year

Northern customers buy over 50,000 Irish cattle this year

Cattle buyers in Northern Ireland are making their presence felt at mart rings around the Republic this year, as over...

September 13, 2021

Autumn management tips for finishing beef cattle

Autumn management tips for finishing beef cattle

After a late spring and subsequent good summer, with variable grass-growth rates observed nationwide, the favourable autumn grass-growing weather this...

September 12, 2021

Over 600 beef cattle at show and sale in Sixmilebridge

Over 600 beef cattle at show and sale in Sixmilebridge

A special beef show and sale took place at Sixmilebridge Mart on Saturday, August 28, to mark 10 years since...

September 8, 2021

Factory quotes: Mild upward pressure stirring on beef price

Factory quotes: Mild upward pressure stirring on beef price

Factory quotes for this week have started on par with last week, with demand remaining strong and no deluge of...

September 6, 2021

Factory quotes over 55c/kg  ahead of same time last year

Factory quotes over 55c/kg ahead of same time last year

The cattle trade has seen a major recovery in prices across all categories of livestock and in factory quotes for...

September 6, 2021

Pics and prices: Boost in trade  at New Ross Mart

Pics and prices: Boost in trade at New Ross Mart

Almost 750 cattle went through the ring at New Ross Mart’s weekly cattle sale on Saturday, August 28. Speaking to...

September 1, 2021

Beef trade: Factory quotes steady and cattle trade strong

Beef trade: Factory quotes steady and cattle trade strong

Factory quotes for beef cattle this week have now steadied and the moves in recent weeks by processors to cool...

August 30, 2021

Antibiotics: Advice on reducing usage on your farm

Antibiotics: Advice on reducing usage on your farm

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is an issue that is receiving growing attention and could have a detrimental effect on the effectiveness...

August 30, 2021

Pneumonia in weanlings: Prevention is better than cure

Pneumonia in weanlings: Prevention is better than cure

Any farmer who buys or sells weanlings will be well aware of the detrimental effect a case of pneumonia can...

August 27, 2021

Fodder planning: Have you enough silage for this winter?

Fodder planning: Have you enough silage for this winter?

Silage cutting is in full swing again this week, as the sunny spells and settled weather conditions have provided an...

August 26, 2021

Beef kill: 2,200 head/week behind last year on average

Beef kill: 2,200 head/week behind last year on average

The number of beef cattle processed in the first 33 weeks of 2021 has fallen by 73,294 head when compared...

August 25, 2021

Beef trade: Split strategies from factories to secure stock

Beef trade: Split strategies from factories to secure stock

Cattle quotes for this week have seen some factories ‘take a U-turn‘ on price-pulling strategies and move to raise beef...

August 23, 2021

Is worm dosing working as well as it used to on your farm?

Is worm dosing working as well as it used to on your farm?

Anthelmintics or worm doses are medicines used to control parasite infections in livestock on Irish farms. In recent years, many...

August 20, 2021