Beef Technical

Calf trade: Numbers remain high at Enniscorthy Mart

Calf trade: Numbers remain high at Enniscorthy Mart

Enniscorthy Mart held its weekly calf sale on Wednesday, May 18, with over 400 lots and 500 calves on offer...

May 22, 2022

Sowing white clover: Advice for beef and sheep farms

Sowing white clover: Advice for beef and sheep farms

The benefits of sowing white clover was one of the key topics discussed at a recent farm walk near Maguiresbridge...

May 21, 2022

Beef kill: Farmers cull 25,500 extra cows to date this year

Beef kill: Farmers cull 25,500 extra cows to date this year

Analysis of the most recent beef kill figures shows that over 25,500 additional cows have been culled by both dairy...

May 20, 2022

Beef carcass weights, grades and fat-class averages for 2021

Beef carcass weights, grades and fat-class averages for 2021

The average beef carcass weights of steers, heifers, cows and young bulls all witnessed a decrease in 2021, according to...

May 19, 2022

Silage season: Time to get slurry spread

Silage season: Time to get slurry spread

The good weather at the end of last week and into the weekend resulted in a lot of farmers making...

May 17, 2022

Beef kill: Factory throughput 65,000 cattle ahead of 2021

Beef kill: Factory throughput 65,000 cattle ahead of 2021

The total number of cattle processed to date this year is running 65,280 cattle (excluding veal) ahead of last year,...

May 14, 2022

‘Fertiliser prices will be the same next spring’

‘Fertiliser prices will be the same next spring’

Fertiliser prices were a hot topic at the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association’s (ICMSA’s) farm walk earlier this week. The...

May 12, 2022

Farmland: Meal markets and land designation funding

Farmland: Meal markets and land designation funding

This week’s episode of Farmland, which will be broadcast tomorrow (Tuesday, May 10), hears from an industry stakeholder with advice...

May 9, 2022

Grass growth: Turns the corners as growth takes off

Grass growth: Turns the corners as growth takes off

We are now in May and it appears that grass growth has finally gotten the boost that it needed, and...

May 6, 2022

Calf prices hit €760 at Carrigallen Mart

Calf prices hit €760 at Carrigallen Mart

Carrigallen Mart held its weekly calf sale on Saturday, April 23, where almost 400 calves were on offer at the...

April 27, 2022

Calf trade up €20-40/head on last week

Calf trade up €20-40/head on last week

The calf trade in recent weeks has been hampered by reduced sailings, with the trade overall, being up and down...

April 24, 2022

ABP Demo Farm: Five cuts of silage with no fertiliser

ABP Demo Farm: Five cuts of silage with no fertiliser

First-cut silage for 2022 got underway on the ABP Demo Farm in Co. Carlow this week when a 9ac field...

April 24, 2022

Farmers: It’s still not too late to take soil samples

Farmers: It’s still not too late to take soil samples

Farmers are being reminded that it is still not too late to take a soil sample on land that has...

April 19, 2022

Sustainable Breeding Summit: Have you watched it yet?

Sustainable Breeding Summit: Have you watched it yet?

The Sustainable Breeding Summit took place over three evenings earlier this month, and focused on all things breeding. The summit...

April 15, 2022

Munster Aberdeen Angus club sets sale record of €5,100

Munster Aberdeen Angus club sets sale record of €5,100

The Munster Aberdeen Angus club hosted its annual spring bull sale at Bandon Mart last Wednesday (April 6) and reached...

April 14, 2022

Stronger calves still a good trade at Waterford Ross

Stronger calves still a good trade at Waterford Ross

Waterford Ross Mart held its weekly calf sale on Saturday, April 9, with over 600 calves presented for sale at...

April 13, 2022

Sustainable Breeding Summit: Improving suckler cow efficiency

Sustainable Breeding Summit: Improving suckler cow efficiency

Breeding policy on suckler farms to meet climate obligations was discussed on last night’s (Thursday, April 7) Sustainable Breeding Summit....

April 8, 2022

Sustainable Breeding Summit: Bull selection for AI

Sustainable Breeding Summit: Bull selection for AI

The use of artificial insemination (AI) as a key technology on suckler farms was a topic discussed on last night’s...

April 8, 2022