Belgian Blue

From Cork to Carlisle: Bull bred in Bandon sells for 15,000gns

From Cork to Carlisle: Bull bred in Bandon sells for 15,000gns

Belgian Blue breeding in Bandon got international recognition earlier this year – when a bull bred in west Cork hit...

June 4, 2021

Belgian Blue sire DBZ no longer available

Belgian Blue sire DBZ no longer available

Popular Belgian Blue bull Manitou de Belle Eau (DBZ) is no longer available from AI company Progressive Genetics. While some AI...

May 4, 2020

George Goes Dairy Farming: Pat Martyn – Co. Meath

George Goes Dairy Farming: Pat Martyn – Co. Meath

Sixth in the series of George Goes Dairy Farming With the attention on many dairy farms turning to the oncoming...

April 15, 2020

Beef societies join forces for first time for bumper spring bull sale

Beef societies join forces for first time for bumper spring bull sale

Northern Ireland’s Blonde Club and British Blue Society have teamed up with the region’s Simmental club to hold their individual...

March 22, 2018

Beef focus: Close to 800 cattle on show at Jalex herd open day

Beef focus: Close to 800 cattle on show at Jalex herd open day

Farming in Randalstown, Co. Antrim, James and Nelson Alexander – a father-and-son team – run an in-calf heifer selling enterprise....

March 17, 2018

Belgian Blue calves trade for €335-395/head at Ballyjamesduff Mart

Belgian Blue calves trade for €335-395/head at Ballyjamesduff Mart

Ballyjamesduff Mart’s weekly cattle sale took place on Tuesday last (February 13) and a large crowd attended the sale. John...

February 14, 2018

Is thinking ‘white’ the secret to Northern Ireland’s best blues?

Is thinking ‘white’ the secret to Northern Ireland’s best blues?

A Co. Antrim British Blue herd which selectively breeds for white cattle has wowed judges in the north. Jack and...

September 10, 2017

48% of Belgian Blue pedigree calves are embryo transfer

48% of Belgian Blue pedigree calves are embryo transfer

While embryo transfer accounted for just 3% of the 2013 pedigree calf crop last year, it accounted for 48% of...

August 4, 2014