Suckler Cows

Suckler cow numbers fall by over 140,000 head in five years

Suckler cow numbers fall by over 140,000 head in five years

As of February 1, this year, there were 142,000 less suckler cows in Ireland than on the same date five...

April 24, 2022

Sinn Féin gives guarded welcome to NI amended farm policy reform

Sinn Féin gives guarded welcome to NI amended farm policy reform

Sinn Féin MLA and chair of the Stormont agriculture committee, Declan McAleer has given a guarded welcome to the amended...

March 25, 2022

Special suckler sale set for Sixmilebridge this Friday

Special suckler sale set for Sixmilebridge this Friday

Sixmilebridge Co-op Mart in Co. Clare, is set to host a special sale composed of “prime suckler stock” this Friday...

November 9, 2021

Tuam Mart to host special sale of quality in-calf heifers

Tuam Mart to host special sale of quality in-calf heifers

Tuam Co-operative Mart in Co. Galway is set to host a special sale of 65 “hand picked” in-calf heifers. The...

October 16, 2021

Beef Plan Movement: Gas from grass is the future

Beef Plan Movement: Gas from grass is the future

The Beef Plan Movement (BPM) wants the government to allow full rollover relief for the purposes of farmer investment in...

October 12, 2021

Have you scanned your suckler herd yet?

Have you scanned your suckler herd yet?

As we enter October, it is not too late for suckler farmers operating a spring-calving system to review the success...

October 1, 2021

‘CAP reform is slowly making suckler-beef farms unviable’

‘CAP reform is slowly making suckler-beef farms unviable’

The reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is a major talking point in farming circles at the moment. It...

September 29, 2021

Jalex timed auction sees top price of £6,100 for blue heifer

Jalex timed auction sees top price of £6,100 for blue heifer

The Jalex ‘Select 3’ Timed Auction began at 7:00p.m on September 17, and ran until Monday, September 20. There was...

September 25, 2021

Beef focus: Producing suckler progeny and wind energy in NI

Beef focus: Producing suckler progeny and wind energy in NI

Farming near Tempo in Co. Fermanagh, Darren Foy runs a suckler operation with a small-scale wind turbine on the farm...

September 18, 2021

Beef Focus: Galway sisters producing quality suckler stock

Beef Focus: Galway sisters producing quality suckler stock

Farming 100ac on the Roscommon/Galway border, the Hastings sisters are running a suckler and sheep farm with a major focus...

August 22, 2021

Preview: Culla herd dispersal  sale this Saturday

Preview: Culla herd dispersal sale this Saturday

The highly renowned suckler herd – the Culla herd – is set to go under the hammer this Saturday, August...

August 11, 2021

Minister asked: ‘Who proposed and agreed to suckler cap?’

Minister asked: ‘Who proposed and agreed to suckler cap?’

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, is being called on to clarify what stakeholder consultation took place...

August 6, 2021

What county produced the most suckler calves last year?

What county produced the most suckler calves last year?

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has recently published a county-by-county breakdown on the number of suckler-bred...

July 20, 2021

Video: Inside Ireland’s largest suckler farm operation

Video: Inside Ireland’s largest suckler farm operation

John Kingham is the farm manager of Ireland’s largest suckler enterprise – the Tateetra and Rathmore Farms – spanning across...

July 8, 2021

Every Irish cow should be eligible for support payments – ICMSA president

Every Irish cow should be eligible for support payments – ICMSA president

Recent months have seen a number of farming organisations call for the introduction of bespoke suckler cow support payments. However,...

June 3, 2021

Buildings focus: Housing 60 head of suckler cows in a new cubicle shed in Co. Kildare

Buildings focus: Housing 60 head of suckler cows in a new cubicle shed in Co. Kildare

The first buildings focus of 2020 saw AgriLand pay a visit to a new cubicle and calving shed in Crookstown, Co....

January 11, 2020

Map: How many suckler cows are there in each county of Ireland?

Map: How many suckler cows are there in each county of Ireland?

Data released by the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) shows that the national suckler cow herd totals just 934,273 cows...

January 6, 2020

Clearance sale: 90 suckler cows at Ballyjamesduff Mart this evening

Clearance sale: 90 suckler cows at Ballyjamesduff Mart this evening

A suckler herd clearance sale will be taking place at Ballyjamesduff Mart, Co. Cavan, this evening, Wednesday, December 4. The...

December 4, 2019