Dairy Calves

Calf registrations exceed 2.3 million for 2021

Calf registrations exceed 2.3 million for 2021

There has been over 2.3 million calf registrations in 2021 to dairy and beef dams, based off the latest figures...

October 30, 2021

CAP 2023-2027 dairy beef calf funding ‘half-hearted’ – ICMSA

CAP 2023-2027 dairy beef calf funding ‘half-hearted’ – ICMSA

The allocation of €25 million for a dairy beef calf measure in the 2023-2027 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has been...

October 21, 2021

Avoiding issues when turning calves out to grass

Avoiding issues when turning calves out to grass

Transitioning calves from a milk-based diet to a grass-based diet can be tricky; calves being turned out to lush grass...

June 3, 2021

Survey: ‘75% of dairy farmers willing to contribute small fee towards a sexed-semen lab’

Survey: ‘75% of dairy farmers willing to contribute small fee towards a sexed-semen lab’

Over the past year or so, a lot of talk has centered around the dairy industry, in particular, the bull...

March 26, 2020

Calf exports: Adverse weather affects sailings once more

Calf exports: Adverse weather affects sailings once more

Unfortunately, the calf export trade has been disrupted again this week as poor weather conditions at sea continue. Sailings with...

February 27, 2020

Teagasc defends dairy sector record on calf welfare

Teagasc defends dairy sector record on calf welfare

It has been outlined by a Teagasc dairy expert that “there is no relationship between calf mortality and calf price”....

November 18, 2019

Lairage space for 5,000 dairy calves per sailing expected next spring

Lairage space for 5,000 dairy calves per sailing expected next spring

It is expected that there will be lairage capacity for up to 5,000 Irish dairy calves per sailing to Cherbourg...

November 18, 2019

Dairy calf dilemma ‘requires industry-wide solution’ – Jordan

Dairy calf dilemma ‘requires industry-wide solution’ – Jordan

An “industry-wide solution” is required for the dairy calf dilemma, according to Ornua CEO John Jordan. Speaking to AgriLand at...

November 6, 2019

What are processors doing to address the dairy calf dilemma?

What are processors doing to address the dairy calf dilemma?

The issue of calf welfare has been a topic that has been in the spotlight a lot in recent weeks...

November 4, 2019

Marts considering calf sales on non-sale days next spring

Marts considering calf sales on non-sale days next spring

With additional reporting by Emma Gilsenan. Marts may hold calf sale days on non-sale days next spring in a bid to...

October 25, 2019

‘Believe it or not we never considered the outcome of the dairy calves’ – Teagasc

‘Believe it or not we never considered the outcome of the dairy calves’ – Teagasc

Believe it or not we never considered the outcome of the dairy calves. This statement was made by Teagasc’s Dr....

October 22, 2019

‘Contingency plans’ needed to deal with dairy calf surge

‘Contingency plans’ needed to deal with dairy calf surge

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, must put contingency plans in place to deal with the large...

September 5, 2019

Emerging ‘summer scour’ syndrome causing dairy calf deaths

Emerging ‘summer scour’ syndrome causing dairy calf deaths

An emerging syndrome has been noted across Europe – including in Ireland and the UK – which is causing the...

August 9, 2019

‘The value of dairy calves are affected by the breeding strategy of dairy farmers’

‘The value of dairy calves are affected by the breeding strategy of dairy farmers’

The welfare and value of dairy calves “are profoundly affected by the breeding strategy of dairy farmers” and “calf management...

April 12, 2019

Beef births decline as dairy continues to surge ahead

Beef births decline as dairy continues to surge ahead

Rising dairy cow numbers have driven an increase in the number of calf births this year, new figures show. Data released...

June 12, 2017

Are calf-to-beef systems the way forward?

Are calf-to-beef systems the way forward?

In recent years, the national suckler herd has been in decline. This is mainly due to rising costs of maintaining...

March 20, 2017

‘Dairy calves are coming down the track regardless of what we do with sucklers’

‘Dairy calves are coming down the track regardless of what we do with sucklers’

Dairy calves are coming down the track regardless of what farmers do with sucklers, Patrick Kent, the President of the...

February 17, 2017

Dairy born steers made up 55% of the national steer kill in 2015

Dairy born steers made up 55% of the national steer kill in 2015

Dairy born steers accounted for 55% of the national steer kill in 2015, according to Teagasc’s Robert Prendiville. Speaking at...

October 7, 2016