Beef Finishers

Teagasc Farm Survey: 60% of suckler farmers earn less than €10,000

Teagasc Farm Survey: 60% of suckler farmers earn less than €10,000

The average income for farms rearing cattle last year stood at almost €11,000, which is a 30% increase on the...

June 14, 2022

How do meal costs compare to beef prices this year?

How do meal costs compare to beef prices this year?

While beef finishers are seeing a higher margin over concentrate cost this year, it is not being reflected in their...

May 11, 2022

Farmland: Meal markets and land designation funding

Farmland: Meal markets and land designation funding

This week’s episode of Farmland, which will be broadcast tomorrow (Tuesday, May 10), hears from an industry stakeholder with advice...

May 9, 2022

Macra wants €200/head for beef finishers amid farm incomes concern

Macra wants €200/head for beef finishers amid farm incomes concern

Macra na Feirme has said that action is needed to ensure beef farmers can continue to farm by providing a...

April 14, 2022

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

‘Beef finishers need forward contract pricing more than ever’ – ICSA

‘Beef finishers need forward contract pricing more than ever’ – ICSA

The “merry-go-round of price cutting at every available opportunity can’t continue” according to the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA)...

August 21, 2020

Straw or slats: Which works best for beef heifer performance?

Straw or slats: Which works best for beef heifer performance?

The winter finishing of animals is no easy task. There are many factors that make this enterprise very expensive. Giving...

February 9, 2018

What does the future hold for Irish cattle numbers?

What does the future hold for Irish cattle numbers?

Irish cattle supplies are likely to increase by 100,000 in 2017 to 1.71m head, according to Teagasc Beef Specialist Aidan Murray....

September 15, 2016