Suckler

Beef Focus: Sticking with traditional suckler breeding in Co. Cavan

Beef Focus: Sticking with traditional suckler breeding in Co. Cavan

When you walk into the suckler housing belonging to Brian Brady from Co. Cavan, there are no signs of your...

March 14, 2021

Managing replacement heifers and reaching target weights at mating

Managing replacement heifers and reaching target weights at mating

The topic of the age that heifers should be calved at can cause a lengthy debate among some suckler farmers....

March 8, 2021

Getting suckler cows back in-calf after calving this spring

Getting suckler cows back in-calf after calving this spring

The calving season is well underway on some spring-calving suckler herds, so the management of the breeding season may not...

March 5, 2021

Feeding the suckler cow after calving

Feeding the suckler cow after calving

With spring calving either underway or shortly beginning in suckler herds, it’s time to consider what levels of feeding the...

February 15, 2021

Calving the suckler cow successfully

Calving the suckler cow successfully

Well known vet Tommy Heffernan has specified a two-hour period within the calving process when the farmer should observe a...

February 1, 2021

Sourcing replacement females this spring for a suckler herd

Sourcing replacement females this spring for a suckler herd

The breeding season on spring-calving herds is not too far away, at this stage farmers should be considering the number...

January 30, 2021

Having all the essentials ready for the calving season

Having all the essentials ready for the calving season

With the busy spring-calving period already started on some farms, it’s time to complete the final jobs and complete a...

January 28, 2021

Bord Bia must officially recognise ICSA

Bord Bia must officially recognise ICSA

The fact that the president of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) does not sit on the board...

December 15, 2020

Beef Focus: Running a bull-beef finishing system alongside 500 breeding ewes

Beef Focus: Running a bull-beef finishing system alongside 500 breeding ewes

Located on the outskirts of Delvin village in Co. Westmeath, beef and sheep farmer Colin Crowe can be found farming...

November 15, 2020

INHFA welcomes ‘solid commitment’ on suckler brand development

INHFA welcomes ‘solid commitment’ on suckler brand development

One of the farm organisations represented at the Beef Market Taskforce has welcomed what it calls a “solid commitment” for...

October 23, 2020

€6 million committed to suckler brand promotion over 3 years

€6 million committed to suckler brand promotion over 3 years

€6 million has been committed to a programme of suckler beef promotion and the development of a proposition for a...

October 23, 2020

Family farm rights group claims suckler farmers let down in budget

Family farm rights group claims suckler farmers let down in budget

“There are insufficient supports for suckler farmers in Budget 2021, which has led to growing frustration among farmers,” according to...

October 14, 2020

Bord Bia to provide €3 million for suckler beef promotion if no funding comes from EU

Bord Bia to provide €3 million for suckler beef promotion if no funding comes from EU

Bord Bia has committed to provide €1 million in funding in each of the next three years for promotion of...

September 28, 2020

Budget must deliver €200 for suckler cows – Naughten

Budget must deliver €200 for suckler cows – Naughten

Budget 2021 must deliver for suckler farmers by introducing a new suckler cow environmental scheme paying €200 for the first...

September 23, 2020

ICSA joins chorus of opposition to PGI application for grass-fed beef

ICSA joins chorus of opposition to PGI application for grass-fed beef

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has made a comprehensive submission to the opposition procedure for the application...

September 14, 2020

INHFA lodges objection to PGI application for grass-fed beef

INHFA lodges objection to PGI application for grass-fed beef

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) has officially lodged an opposition statement to the current Protected Geographical Indication...

September 14, 2020

Suckler calf registrations now behind 2019 levels

Suckler calf registrations now behind 2019 levels

Throughout 2020, AgriLand has been keeping a close eye on suckler calf registrations as the year progresses. At the end...

September 6, 2020

Should I offer meal to my spring-born calves?

Should I offer meal to my spring-born calves?

As we move through 2020, most spring-calving suckler herds will be looking to sell this year’s calf crop at sales...

August 3, 2020