Feedlots

Jury out on factory feedlots in Power report

Jury out on factory feedlots in Power report

The report in to the Irish beef sector by prominent economist Jim Power was released this evening, Tuesday, March 3....

March 3, 2020

‘Feedlot status’ beef ineligible for export to China

‘Feedlot status’ beef ineligible for export to China

‘Feedlot status’ beef will be ineligible to supply for export to China, under the terms and conditions of Chinese market...

November 14, 2019

‘I wouldn’t have any issue with a 36-month slaughter age’ – Supermac’s boss

‘I wouldn’t have any issue with a 36-month slaughter age’ – Supermac’s boss

The chronic depression that farmers are taking on beef price is not being passed along the food chain, Supermac’s chief...

August 31, 2019

Department defined-feedlot kill up 7% so far this year

Department defined-feedlot kill up 7% so far this year

Figures from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine show that the number of slaughtered animals coming from ‘department...

August 26, 2019

Nearly 30,000 cattle per month originating from ‘Controlled Finishing Units’ in 2019

Nearly 30,000 cattle per month originating from ‘Controlled Finishing Units’ in 2019

Figures freely available on the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine database have indicated the number of cattle coming...

July 10, 2019

Factory-owned feedlots ‘important guarantee’ for cattle supply – MII

Factory-owned feedlots ‘important guarantee’ for cattle supply – MII

Factory-owned and factory-controlled feedlots are “important for ensuring” an all-year-round supply of in-spec cattle, Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has stated....

June 25, 2019

‘Minister must impose levy on feedlot cattle’ – Healy Eames

‘Minister must impose levy on feedlot cattle’ – Healy Eames

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine has been called on to impose a levy on feedlot cattle by...

May 21, 2019

Factories and feedlots: Farmers ‘have no faith’ in competition authority

Factories and feedlots: Farmers ‘have no faith’ in competition authority

Competition – or lack thereof – in the beef industry was a key theme for three farming organisations which were...

April 9, 2019

54,000 feedlot cattle slaughtered in 2 months: Calls made for ‘impact study’

54,000 feedlot cattle slaughtered in 2 months: Calls made for ‘impact study’

A total of 54,000 cattle originating from ‘Controlled Finishing Units’ – or Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine defined...

March 26, 2019

Department now publishing feedlot kill on monthly basis

Department now publishing feedlot kill on monthly basis

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has now started publishing the number of cattle killed at EU approved...

March 26, 2019

Feedlots: What are the views of the farm bodies?

Feedlots: What are the views of the farm bodies?

Over the last few months some new figures have emerged in relation to feedlot operations in Ireland. Meat Industry Ireland...

March 17, 2019

What’s the difference between feedlot and regular herds?

What’s the difference between feedlot and regular herds?

The different regulations and procedures between feedlot and non-feedlot herds when it comes to an outbreak of bovine TB has...

March 6, 2019

Feedlots: Drilling deeper into factory contribution to total beef kill

Feedlots: Drilling deeper into factory contribution to total beef kill

Approximately 5% of the total annual beef kill originates specifically from factory-owned or factory-controlled feedlots. This figure was revealed by...

February 24, 2019

‘Beef Plan’ and MII clash over factory-owned feedlot operations

‘Beef Plan’ and MII clash over factory-owned feedlot operations

A debate over the extent of specifically factory-owned feedlot operations in Ireland was heard across the national airwaves earlier today...

February 21, 2019

Feedlot operations increase sixfold in 10 years across Ireland

Feedlot operations increase sixfold in 10 years across Ireland

The number of department-defined (restricted) feedlots – whereby stock moved only to slaughter – has increased sixfold across the country...

January 28, 2019

Increased feedlot numbers ‘threaten Ireland’s family farm model’

Increased feedlot numbers ‘threaten Ireland’s family farm model’

Concerns have been raised over the increasing feedlot kill figures on the overall beef market by Sinn Fein MEP for...

January 14, 2019

‘Feedlot operations undermine Origin Green’ – Beef Plan Movement

‘Feedlot operations undermine Origin Green’ – Beef Plan Movement

Concerns that feedlot operations “undermine” the global image of Irish beef as promoted under Bord Bia’s Origin Green have been...

January 9, 2019

Revealed: ‘Factory feedlot’ contribution to Irish beef kill

Revealed: ‘Factory feedlot’ contribution to Irish beef kill

A total of 315,722 cattle that originated from ‘factory feedlots’ were slaughtered at Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine...

December 21, 2018