Dairy Calves

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

Dairy expansion drives calf births up by 46,000 in first five months of 2016

Dairy expansion drives calf births up by 46,000 in first five months of 2016

Increased dairy cow numbers have driven an increase in the number of calf births last year, new figures show. According...

June 4, 2016

Dairy births up almost 30,000 on 2015

Dairy births up almost 30,000 on 2015

Dairy births are up almost 30,000 to date on the same period in 2015, according to latest registration figures from...

February 23, 2016

Shocking video footage puts spotlight on New Zealand’s dairy industry

Shocking video footage puts spotlight on New Zealand’s dairy industry

An investigation by New Zealand animal rights group SAFE has put the country’s dairy industry under the spotlight. SAFE is...

November 29, 2015

With 1m dairy calves on the way – what’s the future for beef?

With 1m dairy calves on the way – what’s the future for beef?

The number of dairy-bred calves available to the beef herd is set to increase to almost 1m by 2020. With...

July 9, 2015

Nearly 1m dairy calves to be available to beef sector by 2020

Nearly 1m dairy calves to be available to beef sector by 2020

There will be almost 1m dairy-bred calves available for beef production by 2020, according to Paul Crosson of Teagasc. Speaking at...

July 8, 2015

Finding homes for more cattle in 2017 could be difficult – Bord Bia

Finding homes for more cattle in 2017 could be difficult – Bord Bia

Finding markets for the anticipated increase in Irish beef cattle supplies in two years time could be difficult, Bord Bia’s, Mark...

July 6, 2015

Beef farmers warned dairy-bred calves won’t be as good next year

Beef farmers warned dairy-bred calves won’t be as good next year

Beef farmers have been warned to anticipate poorer quality calves coming from the dairy herd next year. Speaking to farmers...

July 2, 2015

130,000 extra calf births so far this year is ‘positive’ says Coveney

130,000 extra calf births so far this year is ‘positive’ says Coveney

The increased number of calf registrations so far this year should be viewed as a positive development, according to the...

May 18, 2015

Ireland is not the only country to calve more dairy cows this spring

Ireland is not the only country to calve more dairy cows this spring

British dairy calf registrations for the first three months of 2015 have reached levels not seen since 2004, according to...

May 14, 2015

Over 87,000 extra dairy calves born so far this spring

Over 87,000 extra dairy calves born so far this spring

Dairy calves continue to be registered in high numbers with figures from the ICBF showing that dairy calf registrations are...

April 23, 2015

Live export of dairy calves this spring critical for beef sector – IFA Livestock Chairman

Live export of dairy calves this spring critical for beef sector – IFA Livestock Chairman

A critical factor for the beef sector is a strong live export trade for dairy calves, according to IFA National Livestock...

January 17, 2015