Calf Registrations

25 years of calf registrations and ‘blue cards’ in Clonakilty

25 years of calf registrations and ‘blue cards’ in Clonakilty

Some 60 million animal identification passports – known by many as ‘blue cards‘ – have been issued over the last...

August 9, 2021

Calf registrations surpass the two million mark

Calf registrations surpass the two million mark

Although calf registrations are now decreasing, the calving season on some farms continues, with numbers now surpassing the two million...

June 22, 2021

Calf registrations approach the 2 million mark

Calf registrations approach the 2 million mark

As we approach the end of May, spring-calving herds have begun their breeding season – and in many cases their...

May 26, 2021

Recording insemination data and calf registrations

Recording insemination data and calf registrations

As the calving season winds down on many farms, attention now shifts to the breeding season and the Irish Cattle...

April 22, 2021

Disbudding calves as registrations pass one million mark

Disbudding calves as registrations pass one million mark

By definition, disbudding is the removal of an area of skin, including the horn bud, in a young calf prior...

April 1, 2021

Calf births surpass the half a million mark

Calf births surpass the half a million mark

As calf sheds begin to fill and in-calf cow numbers begin to reduce on many farms across the country, we...

February 24, 2021

Total calf births exceed 2.35 million head for 2020

Total calf births exceed 2.35 million head for 2020

The total number of calves registered in the Republic of Ireland amounted to 2,356,231 up to the week ending December...

January 6, 2021

Calf registrations surpass the 2 million head mark

Calf registrations surpass the 2 million head mark

Total calf registrations have surpassed the two million head mark according to figures from the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF)....

July 5, 2020

Total calf registrations just shy of the 2 million head mark

Total calf registrations just shy of the 2 million head mark

Total calf registrations are just shy of the two million head mark, according to figures from the Irish Cattle Breeding...

June 27, 2020

Calf registrations exceed 1.9 million head mark

Calf registrations exceed 1.9 million head mark

Total calf registrations are up over 53,000 head compared to this time last year, according to figures from the Irish...

June 7, 2020

Calf registrations up over 60,000 head when compared to this time last year

Calf registrations up over 60,000 head when compared to this time last year

The number of dairy-bred calves born – so far this year – is up by over 49,651 head or by...

May 29, 2020

Calf registrations edge closer to the 2 million head mark

Calf registrations edge closer to the 2 million head mark

Total calf registrations are edging closer to the two million head mark, according to figures from the Irish Cattle Breeding...

May 21, 2020

Calf exports running well behind 2019 levels

Calf exports running well behind 2019 levels

Calf exports from the Republic of Ireland to other European destinations are running well behind 2019 levels, figures from the...

May 7, 2020

Calf registrations starting to ease off; however, still ahead on last year’s levels

Calf registrations starting to ease off; however, still ahead on last year’s levels

Calf registrations are beginning to ease off, as calving – particularly on dairy farms – comes to a close for...

April 18, 2020

Nearly 60,000 more calves registered compared to this time last year

Nearly 60,000 more calves registered compared to this time last year

Total calf registrations are up nearly 60,000 head compared to this time last year, according to figures from the Irish...

April 14, 2020

Dairy calf registrations surpass the one million head mark

Dairy calf registrations surpass the one million head mark

Dairy calf registrations for 2020 have surpassed the one million head mark, according to figures released from the Irish Cattle...

April 4, 2020

Dairy calf registrations up nearly 55,000 head compared to this time last year

Dairy calf registrations up nearly 55,000 head compared to this time last year

The number of dairy-bred calves born – so far this year – is up by over 54,718 head or by...

March 29, 2020

Total calf registrations break the 1 million head mark

Total calf registrations break the 1 million head mark

Total calf registrations have hit 1,075,268 head, recent figures from the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) have revealed. In relation...

March 22, 2020