Cattle

Beef kill: Cattle numbers remain slow and steady

Beef kill: Cattle numbers remain slow and steady

Last week’s beef kill composition has remained relatively similar overall to the previous week with the total number of cattle...

September 7, 2021

National dairy herd grows 118,500 head in 12 months

National dairy herd grows 118,500 head in 12 months

Latest figures from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) have indicated significant changes in the composition of...

September 3, 2021

EID for cattle: Cost should be borne ‘by those who benefit’

EID for cattle: Cost should be borne ‘by those who benefit’

The cost of implementing mandatory electronic identification (EID) for cattle should be borne “by those who benefit from it”, one...

August 9, 2021

Beef Focus: See inside ‘state -of-the-art’ Longford cattle dealer’s yard

Beef Focus: See inside ‘state -of-the-art’ Longford cattle dealer’s yard

Cattle dealing is unquestionably a fine art and many of whom are involved in it have had parents and grandparents...

August 1, 2021

Heat stress: A real threat to cattle in current conditions

Heat stress: A real threat to cattle in current conditions

With temperatures expected to surpass 30° in the coming days, the ongoing hot weather – while welcomed by many farmers...

July 21, 2021

Balmoral Show in September – many factors to consider

Balmoral Show in September – many factors to consider

There’s nothing I enjoy more than a day out at Balmoral Show. But, in truth, replicating what normally takes place...

June 21, 2021

Agricultural Price Index for inputs increased by 1.4% in February

Agricultural Price Index for inputs increased by 1.4% in February

The agricultural output price index increased by 1.8% in February 2021 compared with January 2021, according to the latest data...

April 13, 2021

What’s involved with embryo transfer in cattle?

What’s involved with embryo transfer in cattle?

Embryo Transfer (ET) work in cattle is something that is more so popular in the breeding of pedigree beef and...

January 30, 2021

Less than 20% of cattle farms viable in 2019

Less than 20% of cattle farms viable in 2019

Newly-published data from Teagasc shows that only 18% of cattle farms were viable as of 2019. Earlier today (Tuesday, November...

November 3, 2020

How many cattle were in the country in 2019?

How many cattle were in the country in 2019?

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has just released its Statistical Yearbook for Ireland today (Tuesday, October 20), with a chapter...

October 20, 2020

Irish Moiled Cattle Society set to hold 48-hour online timed auction

Irish Moiled Cattle Society set to hold 48-hour online timed auction

The Irish Moiled Cattle Society is preparing to hold an “online timed auction” which will include animals from “top herds”...

September 7, 2020

Lower emissions from cattle manure than previously thought – new research

Lower emissions from cattle manure than previously thought – new research

Research has found that emissions from livestock manure “patches” are lower than previously thought – which could work to the...

April 29, 2020

‘Thought I was getting raided’: Broadcaster on bovine break-in

‘Thought I was getting raided’: Broadcaster on bovine break-in

A television broadcaster and radio show presenter received a nasty surprise recently when a number of cattle broke into his...

May 30, 2019

March cattle slaughterings increase, while sheep kill dips

March cattle slaughterings increase, while sheep kill dips

The number of cattle slaughtered in March 2019 showed a slight increase compared to the same month the previous year...

April 25, 2019

Moving cattle on the road: Who has the upper hand?

Moving cattle on the road: Who has the upper hand?

Yesterday, AgriLand published some information for farmers regarding the rules of the road where cattle movement is concerned. Today, further details...

January 8, 2019

What are the rules of the road when moving cattle?

What are the rules of the road when moving cattle?

In some parts of the country the movement of cattle on a public road provides neighbours with the opportunity to...

January 7, 2019

9 cattle die after eating yew tree trimmings dumped in field

9 cattle die after eating yew tree trimmings dumped in field

A total of nine cattle have died in the UK after they ate yew tree clippings which had been dumped...

October 15, 2018

Five cattle die after freak poisoning

Five cattle die after freak poisoning

Five cattle have died after a freak poisoning in the Claremorris area of Co. Mayo, sources within the county branch...

September 24, 2018