Suckler

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

Dealing with flies in suckler herds

Dealing with flies in suckler herds

Suckler farmers should now be on the lookout for flies. At the best of times, flies can irritate suckler cows...

June 21, 2020

New €35 million BEEP suckler scheme to open tomorrow

New €35 million BEEP suckler scheme to open tomorrow

The application process for the Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme – BEEP (Sucklers) – for 2020 will open as of tomorrow,...

March 11, 2020

Leaders debate: Would you support a reduction in the national suckler herd?

Leaders debate: Would you support a reduction in the national suckler herd?

Seven political party leaders have nailed their colours to the mast on whether they would support a reduction in the...

January 28, 2020

Ensuring suckler heifers meet winter targets crucial for 2020 breeding

Ensuring suckler heifers meet winter targets crucial for 2020 breeding

Calving suckler heifers at 24 months-of-age is no easy task and requires some precise management. However, it must be noted...

November 18, 2019

IFA presidential candidate outlines ‘environmental proposals’

IFA presidential candidate outlines ‘environmental proposals’

One of the candidates in this month’s presidential election for the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has outlined a set of...

November 12, 2019

‘Expecting farmers to take €3.45/kg at the factory gate is not sustainable’

‘Expecting farmers to take €3.45/kg at the factory gate is not sustainable’

Expecting farmers to take €3.45/kg at the factory gate is not sustainable. Currently, there is an over-supply of beef on...

August 17, 2019

Which county has the highest number of BEEP applications?

Which county has the highest number of BEEP applications?

It has emerged that the highest level of Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot (BEEP) scheme applications in the country have come...

August 12, 2019