Heifers

Ireland’s first sale of genotyped four and five-star heifers to take place

Ireland’s first sale of genotyped four and five-star heifers to take place

Ireland’s first sale of genotyped four and five-star commercial breeding heifers will take place in Ballybay Mart next Saturday. The...

April 23, 2017

Cattle prices continue to drive forward – IFA

Cattle prices continue to drive forward – IFA

The cattle trade is continuing to drive forward with the base price for steers at €4.00/kg and heifers at €4.10/kg,...

April 14, 2017

Price difference between British and Irish heifers drops to 2017 low

Price difference between British and Irish heifers drops to 2017 low

The price difference between British and Irish heifers dropped to the lowest it has been so far in 2017 in...

April 4, 2017

42 Angus bulls to be sold in the heart of dairy country

42 Angus bulls to be sold in the heart of dairy country

The Munster branch of the Irish Angus Cattle Society will hold its 26th annual Premier Show and Sale on Saturday,...

March 29, 2017

North/south heifer gap over €70/head on 280kg carcass

North/south heifer gap over €70/head on 280kg carcass

Farmers in Northern Ireland received €71.68/head more for a 280kg R3 grade heifer carcass than farmers in the Republic of...

February 28, 2017

Kildalton to sell-off 30 bulling dairy heifers

Kildalton to sell-off 30 bulling dairy heifers

Kildalton Agricultural College is selling 30 dairy yearling heifers by tender, with Monday March 6 the closing date for receipt...

February 24, 2017

Bothar to transport 1,000th heifer to Rwanda this week

Bothar to transport 1,000th heifer to Rwanda this week

This week Irish international aid agency Bothar will transport its 1,000th in-calf heifer to Rwanda. The record heifer is expected...

January 24, 2017

Pics: Suckler herd dispersal sale sees top price of €1,760 for in-calf heifer

Pics: Suckler herd dispersal sale sees top price of €1,760 for in-calf heifer

A top price of €1,760 was received for an in-calf heifer at a dispersal sale of the Ballinvoher Farm suckler herd...

January 18, 2017

Slight increase on weekly beef kill figures, as young bull numbers lead the way

Slight increase on weekly beef kill figures, as young bull numbers lead the way

The number of beef animals slaughtered at Department of Agriculture approved plants increased by less than 1% for the week...

November 25, 2016

Exporter sees 20% increase in the number of dairy cattle going to the UK

Exporter sees 20% increase in the number of dairy cattle going to the UK

David Clarke, a livestock supplier and exporter, has seen a 20% increase in the export of freshly calved or in-calf...

October 21, 2016

Heifers reach €4,200 at Irish Holstein Friesian Association sale

Heifers reach €4,200 at Irish Holstein Friesian Association sale

Heifers reached €4,200 at the Irish Holstein Friesian Association’s sale which was held in conjunction with its open day in...

July 7, 2016

Top tips on breeding your own suckler replacement heifers – Teagasc

Top tips on breeding your own suckler replacement heifers – Teagasc

Calving heifers at two years is vital for the profitability of the suckler herd, but according to Teagasc there are...

December 28, 2015

North/South heifer price differential narrows

North/South heifer price differential narrows

Last week, the beef heifer price differential between Northern Ireland and the Republic was 33.9p/kg (46.3c/kg), the Livestock and Meat Commission...

September 4, 2015

A US perspective on dairy heifer rearing

A US perspective on dairy heifer rearing

The optimal calving age for dairy replacement heifers is 23 months, according to Professor Jud Heinrichs, from Penn State University....

May 21, 2015

Want to know about the economics of dairy heifer rearing?

Want to know about the economics of dairy heifer rearing?

DairyCo will be hosting a webinar on the economics of dairy heifer rearing with Alana Boulton, a researcher at the...

March 11, 2015

Mid-west sees growth in contract dairy heifer rearing

Mid-west sees growth in contract dairy heifer rearing

Approximately 20 drystock farmers in the Longford/Roscommon area are now seeking to provide contract heifer rearing services to milk producers,...

February 11, 2015

Beef conformation values on the rise in Northern Ireland

Beef conformation values on the rise in Northern Ireland

There has been a general improvement in beef carcase conformation values in the past three months in Northern Ireland, according...

February 9, 2015

UK processors look for heifers to reduce spec limitations

UK processors look for heifers to reduce spec limitations

The UK’s mainline processors want to buy a higher proportion of heifers because this reduces the risk of them handling...

December 27, 2014