Beef

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 finished off grass over the coming months, a recent study conducted by Teagasc...

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Northern Ireland working to secure PGI status for ‘grass fed’ beef

Northern Ireland working to secure PGI status for ‘grass fed’ beef

Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chief executive, Ian Stevenson, has confirmed that work is progressing to demonstrate that Northern Ireland’s...

April 6, 2021

County councils pass motions for ‘meat regulator’

County councils pass motions for ‘meat regulator’

Several county councils around the country have formally passed motions calling for an “independent meat regulator” with a focus on...

April 2, 2021

Mineral deficiencies can cause problems on livestock farms

Mineral deficiencies can cause problems on livestock farms

According to College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) livestock advisor Nigel Gould, mineral deficiencies can be an issue...

April 1, 2021

EU agricultural sector prospects ‘favourable’ – commission

EU agricultural sector prospects ‘favourable’ – commission

Prospects for the EU agricultural sector are “favourable” after showing resilience against the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, according to the...

March 31, 2021

Gerry Boyle: Dairy and beef farmers are interdependent

Gerry Boyle: Dairy and beef farmers are interdependent

Dairy and beef farmers need to recognise their interdependence to overcome future challenges. The recent Climate Action Bill will present...

March 31, 2021

Lely aims to help farmers future-proof with additions to feeding system

Lely aims to help farmers future-proof with additions to feeding system

With the latest features added to the Vector feeding system, Lely has said it is helping farmers stay profitable, sustainable,...

March 31, 2021

Live Exports: 2,000 bulls wanted for shipment to Libya

Live Exports: 2,000 bulls wanted for shipment to Libya

A consignment of bulls is currently being sought for the Libyan market, with 2,000 males wanted. Exporters, Curzon Livestock, are...

March 30, 2021

‘Incontestable’ that beef regulator is needed – ICSA

‘Incontestable’ that beef regulator is needed – ICSA

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has said that it is ‘incontestable’ that a regulator for the beef...

March 30, 2021

UK beef prices could well take off over the next few years

UK beef prices could well take off over the next few years

If I was a betting man, which I am not, I would take a serious punt on UK beef prices...

March 25, 2021

Live exports: Over 80% rise in cattle exported to Northern Ireland in 2021

Live exports: Over 80% rise in cattle exported to Northern Ireland in 2021

Irish live exports have seen a boost in the number of cattle moving across the border to Northern Ireland this...

March 22, 2021

BEEP-S 2021- what is involved this year?

BEEP-S 2021- what is involved this year?

The Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme – Sucklers (BEEP-S) under the new Beef Sector Efficiency Pilot for 2021 was opened on...

March 21, 2021

Improved market access to Japan for Irish beef confirmed

Improved market access to Japan for Irish beef confirmed

The Minister of State with responsibility for new market development Martin Heydon has today (Friday, March 12) announced that agreement...

March 12, 2021

IFA president rejects claims about beef prices

IFA president rejects claims about beef prices

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Tim Cullinan has rejected claims by Meat Industry Ireland (MII) about beef prices. Following...

March 10, 2021

Managing replacement heifers and reaching target weights at mating

Managing replacement heifers and reaching target weights at mating

The topic of the age that heifers should be calved at can cause a lengthy debate among some suckler farmers....

March 8, 2021

What does future sustainability really mean for farmers?

What does future sustainability really mean for farmers?

I’m tired of being told that farmers must accept that the only scenario coming down the track for them is...

February 15, 2021

Feeding the suckler cow after calving

Feeding the suckler cow after calving

With spring calving either underway or shortly beginning in suckler herds, it’s time to consider what levels of feeding the...

February 15, 2021

‘Immediate action needed after sudden and unfair beef price cuts’ – TD

‘Immediate action needed after sudden and unfair beef price cuts’ – TD

A TD has called for “immediate action” following recent cuts in beef prices to farmers by processors, which he described...

February 11, 2021