Joe Burke

Bord Bia funding application to promote suckler beef denied

Bord Bia funding application to promote suckler beef denied

A Bord Bia application to the European Commission seeking a fund of €3 million to promote Irish suckler beef in...

November 14, 2019

Talks continuing with Cherbourg lairage owners – Burke

Talks continuing with Cherbourg lairage owners – Burke

Bord Bia is continuing talks with the operators of the two lairage facilities in the northern French port of Cherbourg,...

November 8, 2019

How important are in-spec, well-finished beef cattle?

How important are in-spec, well-finished beef cattle?

It is no secret that the expansion of the dairy herd has resulted in more dairy-bred beef being marketed through...

September 30, 2018

Calf registrations: What breeds are up and which are on the decline?

Calf registrations: What breeds are up and which are on the decline?

Dairy expansion is continuing in Ireland, while the suckler-beef sector remains under pressure. As of August 31, 2018, 752,506 calves...

September 17, 2018

‘Beef carcase weights could decline even further in 2018’

‘Beef carcase weights could decline even further in 2018’

There is a possibility that beef carcase weights could decline further in 2018, according to Bord Bia’s Joe Burke. Burke...

January 5, 2018

Farmers ‘vote with their feet’ on beef sires

Farmers ‘vote with their feet’ on beef sires

There has been a dramatic increase in dairy cow numbers over the past five years. This is mainly due to...

October 2, 2017

Supply update: Strong cattle numbers likely for the foreseeable future

Supply update: Strong cattle numbers likely for the foreseeable future

By Joe Burke, Bord Bia Livestock Sector Manager To date, this year, Irish cattle supplies have risen by more than...

September 16, 2017

Map: Where were Ireland’s cattle exported to in 2016?

Map: Where were Ireland’s cattle exported to in 2016?

The number of Irish cattle exported during 2016 has declined by 21.4% on the corresponding period in 2015, figures from...

December 28, 2016

Beef carcass weights yet to influenced by dairy genetics

Beef carcass weights yet to influenced by dairy genetics

The influence of dairy genetics and cull cow slaughterings has yet to have had a major impact on the carcass...

December 21, 2016

A big increase in Angus beef cattle supplies is being predicted

A big increase in Angus beef cattle supplies is being predicted

There will be a big increase in the number of Angus cattle slaughtered in the near future, according to Bord...

July 11, 2016

‘No real recovery’ in cattle exports to Northern Ireland

‘No real recovery’ in cattle exports to Northern Ireland

There has been no real recovery in live cattle exports to Northern Ireland, according to the Bord Bia Beef and Livestock...

May 19, 2016

UK beef sales face ‘another challenging year’

UK beef sales face ‘another challenging year’

Currency exchanges, the mild winter and price-competitive poultry have all fed into the decline in value of UK retail beef...

February 14, 2016

Young bull kill up 44% this year due to ‘encouraging prices in 2015’

Young bull kill up 44% this year due to ‘encouraging prices in 2015’

The number of young bulls slaughtered in the first five weeks of 2016 is 44% higher (+9,000) than the same period...

February 12, 2016

‘Marketing additional beef volumes next year won’t be hugely difficult’

‘Marketing additional beef volumes next year won’t be hugely difficult’

There shouldn’t be a huge difficulty in marketing the anticipated additional beef volumes next year, according to Bord Bia Beef and...

September 28, 2015