Beef Farmers

Beef focus: Winter finishing on straw bedding in Laois

Beef focus: Winter finishing on straw bedding in Laois

Raymond and Richard Carter are mixed tillage and beef farmers based just outside Stradbally in Co. Laois. The father-and-son duo...

November 13, 2021

Organic Scheme: Calls for more inclusion of beef and lamb

Organic Scheme: Calls for more inclusion of beef and lamb

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has welcomed the increase in funding for the Organic Farming Scheme (OFS)...

October 14, 2021

Beef farmers: Are you ready for winter housing?

Beef farmers: Are you ready for winter housing?

Although grass is not in short supply on most moderately-stocked beef farms, as October rolls on and wet weather conditions...

September 30, 2021

IFA rebels launch campaign for coupled payment at Farm Centre

IFA rebels launch campaign for coupled payment at Farm Centre

A group of members of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) have launched their own campaign for coupled farm payments for...

June 16, 2021

More beef farmers dipping into the store lamb market as ‘cattle are too dear at present’

More beef farmers dipping into the store lamb market as ‘cattle are too dear at present’

There appears to be a stronger interest among beef farmers for store lambs this year. The store lamb trade has...

August 15, 2020

Calleary interview: Beef producer groups to play a role in ‘building margins and confidence’

Calleary interview: Beef producer groups to play a role in ‘building margins and confidence’

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Dara Calleary sees an important role for producer groups in building margins and...

July 24, 2020

Survey results: How do Irish farmers sell their cattle?

Survey results: How do Irish farmers sell their cattle?

A survey of 1,100 farmers has revealed that 78% of farmers are dependent on marts to sell cattle and 59%...

April 3, 2020

Beef farmers ‘positive about off-farm opportunities’ – FRS survey

Beef farmers ‘positive about off-farm opportunities’ – FRS survey

A recent survey of beef farmers shows that many are “considering earning additional income by working off-farm in 2020 –...

January 9, 2020

6 key principles on €100m beef package distribution backed in Claremorris

6 key principles on €100m beef package distribution backed in Claremorris

Six key principles that the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Livestock Committee and National Council set out for the distribution of...

June 5, 2019

Food Wise 2025 is ‘expanding exports but not incomes’

Food Wise 2025 is ‘expanding exports but not incomes’

Beef farmers have not seen “a single cent” of extra income from expanding agri-food exports as a result of Food...

April 17, 2019

‘Some retailers actively prefer dairy beef over suckler beef’

‘Some retailers actively prefer dairy beef over suckler beef’

Retailers have indicated that, in some cases, they actively prefer dairy beef over suckler-bred beef, according to the president of...

January 15, 2019

‘Beef Plan 2018-2025’ blueprint calls for reform of farm unions

‘Beef Plan 2018-2025’ blueprint calls for reform of farm unions

The farmers behind the draft Beef Plan 2018-2025 have called for a number of changes in a variety of areas...

September 26, 2018

Farmers confront meat industry with 86-point draft beef plan

Farmers confront meat industry with 86-point draft beef plan

The draft of a new beef plan – titled ‘Beef Plan 2018-2025’ – was recently unveiled by a group of...

September 25, 2018

Supermac: ‘Irish farmers have seldom been under so much pressure’

Supermac: ‘Irish farmers have seldom been under so much pressure’

Over €35 million will be spent by Supermac’s on Irish produce this year according to the company’s managing director, Pat...

September 18, 2018

‘Slaney deal will increase the dominance of Larry Goodman in beef processing’

‘Slaney deal will increase the dominance of Larry Goodman in beef processing’

The announcement last week that the Larry Goodman owned ABP Group is set to take a 50% stake in Slaney...

December 9, 2015