Suckler

Calving far from seasonal event on Irish suckler farms

Calving far from seasonal event on Irish suckler farms

Calving spread is also identified in ICBF statistics big issue hampering profitability on beef farms. According to their figures only...

June 10, 2014

Mercosur trade deal could destroy suckler herd – IFA

Mercosur trade deal could destroy suckler herd – IFA

The IFA has said there are serious worries around the possibility of a Mercosur trade deal being agreed in the...

April 22, 2014

Suckler cow infertility – it’s a male thing

Suckler cow infertility – it’s a male thing

One reason why some suckler cows cannot get pregnant may be because they have male (Y) chromosome fragments in their DNA,...

April 22, 2014

24-month calving key for Kildalton suckler herd

24-month calving key for Kildalton suckler herd

“Our main focus is that all the cows calve down at 24 months”, according to John O’Connor, suckler herd manager...

April 8, 2014

380kg carcass limit the end for continental sucklers – ICSA

380kg carcass limit the end for continental sucklers – ICSA

ICSA suckler chairman Dermot Kelleher has said that the Meat Industry Ireland (MII) communication on spec for beef which is...

April 7, 2014

English suckler herd declining, as dairy numbers rise

English suckler herd declining, as dairy numbers rise

Similar to the situation in Ireland, the English suckler herd is also declining significantly, as the dairy herd sees growth....

March 12, 2014

Suckler herd in decline, what action is the Government taking?

Suckler herd in decline, what action is the Government taking?

Recent data from the Department of Agriculture’s Animal Identification and Movement database for 2013 confirmed that the suckler herd is...

February 16, 2014

Minister unveils €40m investment for suckler farmers

Minister unveils €40m investment for suckler farmers

The operational details of a €40m investment package for suckler farmers in 2014 has been announced this morning.  The Minister...

February 3, 2014

Suckler herd boost with new genomics database

Suckler herd boost with new genomics database

Up to €52m per year will be spent on a new beef data and genomics database (BDGP) for Ireland’s suckler...

January 15, 2014

More support needed for suckler and sheep farmers- ICSA

More support needed for suckler and sheep farmers- ICSA

“It’s not fully what we were looking for, but it could have been a hell of a lot worse.” That...

January 15, 2014

Coveney commits to supporting suckler beef

Coveney commits to supporting suckler beef

Agricultural Minister Simon Coveney has said that he does not want the Irish beef industry to become a by-product of...

January 11, 2014