Beef Cattle

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

‘Meeting the Challenges of Feeding Beef’ the key focus of ICSA event

‘Meeting the Challenges of Feeding Beef’ the key focus of ICSA event

‘Meeting the Challenges of Feeding Beef’ has been declared as the theme of an event set to take place tomorrow...

October 8, 2018

Video: 1984 cattle truck still going strong in ‘Rebel’ county

Video: 1984 cattle truck still going strong in ‘Rebel’ county

John Tarrant is a livestock haulier in Co. Cork and owns what is believed to be the oldest DAF lorry...

August 23, 2018

Cattle slaughterings pass the 500,000 mark

Cattle slaughterings pass the 500,000 mark

Over 500,000 cattle have been slaughtered in Ireland so far this year, official data shows. Figures taken from the Department...

April 18, 2018

What factors influence cattle cleanliness during housing?

What factors influence cattle cleanliness during housing?

The vast majority of farmers supply cattle that are clean and acceptable for slaughter under the Clean Livestock Policy (CLP)....

March 22, 2018

Are you managing your stock bull correctly?

Are you managing your stock bull correctly?

On most Irish suckler farms, the stock bull is the primary method of getting cows and heifers in calf. Given...

December 12, 2017

How much are you paying for your concentrates?

How much are you paying for your concentrates?

With cattle now housed for the winter period, and finishing in full swing across the country, farmers should ensure that...

December 7, 2017

Finishing cattle: How to assess if an animal is fit for slaughter

Finishing cattle: How to assess if an animal is fit for slaughter

At the minute, beef prices are nothing to write home about. However, it must be noted that – at this...

November 29, 2017

Ration selection: Are your finishing cattle on the correct diet?

Ration selection: Are your finishing cattle on the correct diet?

With cattle now housed for the winter period, and finishing in full swing across the country, farmers should ensure that...

November 26, 2017