Beef

New Zealand government expected to announce end to live exports

New Zealand government expected to announce end to live exports

The New Zealand government is expected to end its live animal export trade. 1 NEWS in NZ is reporting that...

April 13, 2021

Nitrates Derogation: Deadline for applications tomorrow

Nitrates Derogation: Deadline for applications tomorrow

The deadline to apply for the 2021 Nitrates Derogation is tomorrow (Wednesday, April 14). This follows an extension of two...

April 13, 2021

New research on deer link ‘must inform TB strategy going forward’

New research on deer link ‘must inform TB strategy going forward’

New research confirming the link between Sika deer and the spread of bovine TB “must inform the TB eradication strategy...

April 13, 2021

BEEP-S: Department issues reminder on closing date

BEEP-S: Department issues reminder on closing date

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has issued a statement reminding farmers of the closing date for the...

April 13, 2021

NI research to investigate link between stock genetics and temperament

NI research to investigate link between stock genetics and temperament

A Northern Ireland research project is hoping to examine the link between livestock genetics and temperament in a bid to...

April 13, 2021

Cattle marts: Hereford and Angus in demand while dry cows continue to hold firm

Cattle marts: Hereford and Angus in demand while dry cows continue to hold firm

Over the past few weeks, with the strengthening of the store cattle trade, some prices being paid for Hereford and...

April 13, 2021

Multi-breed pedigree sale topped at €4,800 in Carrick-on-Shannon

Multi-breed pedigree sale topped at €4,800 in Carrick-on-Shannon

On Saturday (April 10), the Midlands and Western Livestock Society hosted its April multi-breed pedigree sale of Charolais, Limousin and...

April 12, 2021

Blue Peter angers agri-food groups over green badge challenge

Blue Peter angers agri-food groups over green badge challenge

Long-running children’s TV programme Blue Peter has angered agri-food bodies by encouraging children to go meat-free as part of its...

April 12, 2021

Agri-Food Strategy: Plans for all farms to be in QA schemes

Agri-Food Strategy: Plans for all farms to be in QA schemes

There are plans to have all farms and seafood operators in quality assurance (QA) schemes under the 2030 Agri-Food Strategy,...

April 12, 2021

Oireachtas committee: Meat industry and migrant council to discuss work permits

Oireachtas committee: Meat industry and migrant council to discuss work permits

The Oireachtas spotlight will shine on the issue of work permits – with both meat industry and migrant representatives to...

April 12, 2021

20 suckler enterprises to be identified as new demo farms

20 suckler enterprises to be identified as new demo farms

Up to 20 beef farms around the country are to be identified to participate as suckler beef demonstration farms which...

April 12, 2021

Beef prices strengthen with €4.00/kg base ‘freely available’

Beef prices strengthen with €4.00/kg base ‘freely available’

Beef prices strengthened a further 5c/kg at the end of last week, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) said. A base...

April 12, 2021

Calls for voluntary removal of inconclusives with compensation

Calls for voluntary removal of inconclusives with compensation

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is being called on to allow farmers to voluntarily remove inconclusives with...

April 12, 2021

Teagasc Green Acres farm profit improves in 2020

Teagasc Green Acres farm profit improves in 2020

By Alan Dillon, Teagasc Drystock Specialist/Green Acres Programme Manager The Teagasc Green Acres Dairy Calf to Beef programme finished its...

April 12, 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