Suckler Farming

Suckler farmers: Factors to consider this breeding season

Suckler farmers: Factors to consider this breeding season

The breeding season is underway on early spring-calving suckler farms, and will begin in the coming few weeks on herds...

May 12, 2022

ICSA meets with minister to call for further beef and sheep supports

ICSA meets with minister to call for further beef and sheep supports

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has met with Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue...

May 5, 2022

Cullinan writes to minister to call for ‘immediate’ suckler and beef support

Cullinan writes to minister to call for ‘immediate’ suckler and beef support

Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Tim Cullinan and livestock chairperson Brendan Golden have written to the Minister for Agriculture, Food...

April 29, 2022

365kg crossbred heifer makes €4,400 at Carrigallen Mart

365kg crossbred heifer makes €4,400 at Carrigallen Mart

There were over 700 cattle on offer at Carrigallen Mart’s weekly sale of calves, weanlings and runners on Saturday, April...

April 28, 2022

The effect of myostatin on suckler progeny

The effect of myostatin on suckler progeny

Myostatin is a term some suckler farmers will be quite familiar with, while others may have never heard of it....

March 21, 2022

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Suckler-beef and sheep farming in stone wall country

Suckler-beef and sheep farming in stone wall country

William John Fitzmaurice is a suckler and sheep farmer based between Athleague and Rour Roads Co. Roscommon. He is farming...

March 20, 2022

Clones Mart to sell two cows in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

Clones Mart to sell two cows in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

Clones Mart in Co. Monaghan is set to auction two cows at its weekly cattle sale tomorrow, Thursday, January 17,...

January 26, 2022

New suckler payment for Northern Ireland could be worth up to £160/cow

New suckler payment for Northern Ireland could be worth up to £160/cow

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is indicating that the new suckler payment for Northern Ireland will be set between £140...

January 18, 2022

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Beef Focus: Leitrim Macra chair’s Drumkeerin suckler farm

Beef Focus: Leitrim Macra chair’s Drumkeerin suckler farm

Farming outside Drumkeerin, Co. Leitrim, Ciaran Clancy is a part-time suckler farmer and the chairperson of Leitrim Macra na Feirme.

January 10, 2022

Beef Focus: Leitrim Macra chair’s Drumkeerin suckler farm

Beef Focus: Leitrim Macra chair’s Drumkeerin suckler farm

Farming outside Drumkeerin, Co. Leitrim, Ciaran Clancy is a part-time suckler farmer and the current chairperson of Leitrim Macra na...

January 9, 2022

New suckler scheme: Four actions to qualify for payment

New suckler scheme: Four actions to qualify for payment

The new scheme for suckler farmers in the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be called the Suckler Carbon Efficiency...

November 14, 2021

Suckler farmers: October 31 BDGP deadline approaching

Suckler farmers: October 31 BDGP deadline approaching

Suckler farmers are being reminded they have just a matter of days left until the October 31 deadline for the...

October 27, 2021

Minister’s commitments to suckler farmers must be honoured

Minister’s commitments to suckler farmers must be honoured

Recent commitments made to suckler farmers by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, must be honoured,...

October 27, 2021

Skidoo suckler herd dispersal set for Carnaross this Friday

Skidoo suckler herd dispersal set for Carnaross this Friday

A total of 60 in-calf commercial suckler cows from the Skidoo herd are set to go under the hammer this...

October 21, 2021

Weather suits suckler farmers for weaning calves outdoors

Weather suits suckler farmers for weaning calves outdoors

With this week’s weather forecast promising favorable weather conditions for cattle out grazing on land, many suckler farmers have decided...

October 12, 2021

Independent TDs call for  €200/suckler cow in Budget 2022

Independent TDs call for €200/suckler cow in Budget 2022

The Regional Independents Group of TDs has called for a payment of €200/suckler cow to be included in Budget 2022....

September 30, 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

Grass tetany: Are your suckler cows at risk?

Grass tetany: Are your suckler cows at risk?

The majority of suckler herds are still out on land grazing and farmers must now turn their attention to the...

September 28, 2021