Dairy Beef

Beef cross dairy steers finished off grass under 22 months in NI

Beef cross dairy steers finished off grass under 22 months in NI

Northern Ireland’s College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprises (CAFRE) has seen “performance ahead of expectation” for beef cross steers...

December 23, 2021

30,000 farmers to receive BEEP-S and dairy beef payments

30,000 farmers to receive BEEP-S and dairy beef payments

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, has today (Wednesday, December 8) confirmed that payments under the...

December 8, 2021

National Dairy Conference: Future of dairy breeding programme

National Dairy Conference: Future of dairy breeding programme

Yesterday (Tuesday November 23) marked the first day of the Teagasc National Dairy Conference, which is being held virtually. The...

November 24, 2021

Dairy breeding strategies explored by NUI survey

Dairy breeding strategies explored by NUI survey

The use of sexed semen is likely to increase further in Ireland with the recent opening of a sexed semen...

November 16, 2021

MEP ‘rejects notion that suckler model should be abandoned’

MEP ‘rejects notion that suckler model should be abandoned’

An MEP has weighed in on the controversy over comments made on dairy beef by Teagasc director Gerry Boyle. Following...

September 22, 2021

Teagasc criticised for ‘lack of respect’ for suckler sector

Teagasc criticised for ‘lack of respect’ for suckler sector

Teagasc predictions of a potential switch among beef farmers to dairy beef production have been criticised by the Irish Farmers’...

September 17, 2021

CAP Strategic Plan: New dairy beef scheme proposed

CAP Strategic Plan: New dairy beef scheme proposed

A new dairy beef welfare scheme is set to be brought in under the proposed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) National...

May 27, 2021

‘Suckler-beef cattle proving to be more efficient than Dairy-beef’

‘Suckler-beef cattle proving to be more efficient than Dairy-beef’

On a recent ‘Lets talk cattle’ webinar hosted by Teagasc, Andrew Cromie from the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) spoke about...

May 4, 2021

Getting dairy-beef calves ready for weaning

Getting dairy-beef calves ready for weaning

Farmers rearing dairy-beef calves this spring are getting to a stage where calves, which were purchased in the early months...

April 19, 2021

Deadline looms for farmers to claim under €20/head dairy beef calf scheme

Deadline looms for farmers to claim under €20/head dairy beef calf scheme

The closing date for the submission of payments claims relating to the Dairy Beef Calf Programme is looming, the Irish...

April 15, 2021

40% methane reductions possible for beef production – joint study

40% methane reductions possible for beef production – joint study

A methane reduction of up to 40% is achievable for Irish beef production – which would have “significant positive benefits”,...

March 24, 2021

Reducing emissions in dairy beef goes under spotlight in new podcast

Reducing emissions in dairy beef goes under spotlight in new podcast

Reducing emissions in dairy beef production is put under the spotlight in the third and final episode of the ABP...

December 17, 2020

Department ‘engaging’ on ICMSA’s Dairy Beef Calf Scheme

Department ‘engaging’ on ICMSA’s Dairy Beef Calf Scheme

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) has said that it is satisfied that the Department of Agriculture, Food and...

September 23, 2020

Significant scope to reduce the carbon impact of dairy-beef herd – ABP research

Significant scope to reduce the carbon impact of dairy-beef herd – ABP research

Today, Wednesday, September 27, ABP – in conjunction with the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) and Teagasc – has released...

November 27, 2019

What are dairy bull calves worth now, based on current beef prices?

What are dairy bull calves worth now, based on current beef prices?

Ireland’s dairy-beef industry has found itself propelled into the fast lane. Since quotas were abolished in 2015, the national dairy...

September 4, 2019

‘This is not an image that we want to portray for Irish agriculture’

‘This is not an image that we want to portray for Irish agriculture’

In light of the expanding national dairy herd and the ever-increasing amount of beef calves being generated, the Dairy Beef...

May 4, 2019

Department plans dairy beef genotyping programme

Department plans dairy beef genotyping programme

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has confirmed to AgriLand that it is looking at dairy beef genotyping as...

February 19, 2019

ICMSA hits out at ‘negative commentary’ on dairy beef

ICMSA hits out at ‘negative commentary’ on dairy beef

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) has criticised the “negative running commentary” on dairy beef, saying the focus should...

February 19, 2019