Beef Farming

No benefit letting cattle to grass unless conditions are right

No benefit letting cattle to grass unless conditions are right

With relatively mild conditions over the winter, most farmers who have walked their land in the past fortnight have returned...

March 18, 2022

Beef Focus: Meath trial farm aims for ‘carbon-neutral’ beef

Beef Focus: Meath trial farm aims for ‘carbon-neutral’ beef

Situated on the banks of the Boyne in Dowth, Co. Meath, an agritech research farm is currently undergoing ambitious research,...

November 7, 2021

Captain’s Hill Pedigree Angus Herd set for full dispersal

Captain’s Hill Pedigree Angus Herd set for full dispersal

Corrin Mart, Fermoy, Co. Cork, is set to host a full dispersal sale of the Captain’s Hill Pedigree Angus Herd....

September 23, 2021

A cut above: How do the top performers in beef run their farms?

A cut above: How do the top performers in beef run their farms?

The beef farmers viewed as “top performers” in the sector – in other words farmers who are making the most...

April 14, 2021

Upcoming Beef Seminar: What will be discussed?

Upcoming Beef Seminar: What will be discussed?

A range of key topics for discussion will be brought up at an upcoming “Beef Seminar” event, which will be...

January 30, 2020

IFA underlines 6 beef fund principles for ‘farmers who need it most’

IFA underlines 6 beef fund principles for ‘farmers who need it most’

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed must ensure beef package funding is paid out to the farmers who have incurred the...

June 21, 2019

PGI status should be given to ‘less intensive’ suckler systems

PGI status should be given to ‘less intensive’ suckler systems

Any initiative to get EU Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status for beef should be focused on developing a niche for...

March 6, 2019

Kilkenny KT meeting to focus on achieving profitable beef production

Kilkenny KT meeting to focus on achieving profitable beef production

An upcoming KT approved event titled ‘Achieving Profitable Beef Production’ aims to outline best practice for beef farmers. The event...

January 10, 2019

Protest vox pop: ‘Great, in-spec beef produced by an industry with no future’

Protest vox pop: ‘Great, in-spec beef produced by an industry with no future’

The severe lack of young people entering into beef farming is a sign of the struggle within the industry at...

October 4, 2018

Teagasc July beef tips: rotate stock and take out the bull

Teagasc July beef tips: rotate stock and take out the bull

Keep stock rotated regularly around paddocks to ensure that cattle meet the target live weight gain of 1kg/head/day. Beef price is...

July 1, 2015

Beef farmers have no interest in partnerships, report shows

Beef farmers have no interest in partnerships, report shows

Only 1% of beef farmers would consider entering a farm partnership/collaborative farming initiative when they can no longer farm at...

May 31, 2015

50% of beef farmers with cash flow problems sell cattle to alleviate issue

50% of beef farmers with cash flow problems sell cattle to alleviate issue

Three out of every 10 beef farmers admit that they experienced cash flow difficulties in 2013/14, according to an AIB report...

May 30, 2015