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Farmland Episode 6 2022

Farmland Episode 6 2022

On this episode of Farmland, beef journalist Breifne O’Brien sits down with Willie Boland of Liffey Mills to discuss how...

May 10, 2022

Table: Number of beef youngstock up 10% in 10 years

Table: Number of beef youngstock up 10% in 10 years

The national cattle population has continued to increase in recent years, according to a table recently released by the Irish...

December 13, 2021

Meeting specifications is key to maximising beef price

Meeting specifications is key to maximising beef price

Beef finishers who send cattle to the factory regularly will be well aware of the importance of meeting factory specifications...

November 27, 2021

Beef farmers: 4 parasites to be conscious of at housing

Beef farmers: 4 parasites to be conscious of at housing

Beef farmers are being reminded that there are at least four major parasites in beef cattle that need to be...

October 14, 2021

Winter beef finishers will need €5/kg as input costs soar

Winter beef finishers will need €5/kg as input costs soar

Farmers in the business of purchasing cattle at this time of the year for winter finishing will have to contend...

October 10, 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

Sixmilebridge Mart marks 10-year anniversary with special sale

Sixmilebridge Mart marks 10-year anniversary with special sale

Sixmilebridge Mart is set to host a special sale this Saturday, August 28, to mark 10 years since its reopening...

August 25, 2021

Heat stress: A real threat to cattle in current conditions

Heat stress: A real threat to cattle in current conditions

With temperatures expected to surpass 30° in the coming days, the ongoing hot weather – while welcomed by many farmers...

July 21, 2021

How much meal should I be feeding my beef cattle?

How much meal should I be feeding my beef cattle?

It’s no secret that Irish beef cattle prices are on the rise, and with demand forecasted to remain strong and...

July 19, 2021

Pics: Top cattle to go under hammer in Ballinakill this weekend

Pics: Top cattle to go under hammer in Ballinakill this weekend

A selection of top-quality cattle – including a full brother of a Tullamore and Balmoral Show champion – will go...

April 27, 2021

Special fat stock sale in Ballyjamesduff Mart this week

Special fat stock sale in Ballyjamesduff Mart this week

A “special fat stock sale” is set to take place this week in Ballyjamesduff Mart, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan, organisers have...

July 20, 2020

Factory-owned feedlots ‘important guarantee’ for cattle supply – MII

Factory-owned feedlots ‘important guarantee’ for cattle supply – MII

Factory-owned and factory-controlled feedlots are “important for ensuring” an all-year-round supply of in-spec cattle, Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has stated....

June 25, 2019

IFA welcomes EU beef package after ‘savage price losses’

IFA welcomes EU beef package after ‘savage price losses’

In light of the “savage price losses” suffered by beef farmers as a result of Brexit uncertainty, the European Commission’s...

May 16, 2019

Creed called on to ‘drive home’ Brexit beef support package

Creed called on to ‘drive home’ Brexit beef support package

A further push for action on a Brexit support package for beef farmers was hot on the agenda at a...

April 18, 2019

Dexter breed society comes to midlands for AGM

Dexter breed society comes to midlands for AGM

The Dexter Cattle Society, Republic of Ireland (DCS ROI) Group is holding its AGM on Sunday, February 17, in the Hudson...

January 8, 2019

Farmer claims ownership of ‘the biggest bullock on earth’

Farmer claims ownership of ‘the biggest bullock on earth’

A beef farmer has recently brought big attention to a particular beef animal in his ownership that is claimed to...

November 27, 2018

Video: Nitrate poisoning claims 11 cattle on reseeded field

Video: Nitrate poisoning claims 11 cattle on reseeded field

“I went up on the Tuesday morning to check them and give them a bit of grass and all I...

October 12, 2018