Sucklers

Headage sustainability package included in consultation on NI ag policy

Headage sustainability package included in consultation on NI ag policy

This week, Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Edwin Poots launched a public consultation on the future shape of farm support...

December 22, 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

Suckler cow numbers fall by over 40,000 in 12 months to June

Suckler cow numbers fall by over 40,000 in 12 months to June

The number of suckler cows in the country was over 40,000 lower in June 2021 compared to June 2020, according...

September 29, 2021

Boyle ‘profoundly regrets’ offence caused by dairy beef remarks

Boyle ‘profoundly regrets’ offence caused by dairy beef remarks

The outgoing director of Teagasc, Prof. Gerry Boyle, said today (Friday, September 24), that he “profoundly regrets” that his recent...

September 24, 2021

Cullinan calls for ‘absolute commitment’ on Carbon Tax money

Cullinan calls for ‘absolute commitment’ on Carbon Tax money

Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Tim Cullinan has called for the government to give an “absolute commitment” that revenue generated...

September 22, 2021

MEP ‘rejects notion that suckler model should be abandoned’

MEP ‘rejects notion that suckler model should be abandoned’

An MEP has weighed in on the controversy over comments made on dairy beef by Teagasc director Gerry Boyle. Following...

September 22, 2021

Suckler calving statistics for 2021 released by ICBF

Suckler calving statistics for 2021 released by ICBF

The 2021 HerdPlus suckler beef calving reports have been released by the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF). The 2021 data...

September 19, 2021

Beef Plan Movement wants equal treatment for the suckler beef farmer

Beef Plan Movement wants equal treatment for the suckler beef farmer

A move to set a limit on herd size over the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reference period will have...

September 10, 2021

Charolais ‘production sale’ at Tullamore Mart this Friday

Charolais ‘production sale’ at Tullamore Mart this Friday

Located in mid-Tipperary, the Kilvilcorris Charolais herd is set to host its first ‘production sale’ of pedigree-registered Charolais heifers at...

September 9, 2021

Opinion: CAP discriminates against Ireland’s grassland heritage

Opinion: CAP discriminates against Ireland’s grassland heritage

At 7:45p.m last night (August 12) I had what can only be described as a moment of ‘CAP epiphany’. Three-quarters...

August 13, 2021

Department defends suckler scheme limit in ‘Town Hall’

Department defends suckler scheme limit in ‘Town Hall’

In the first of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s ‘Town Hall’ webinars on the Common Agricultural Policy...

August 11, 2021

CSP: What’s the latest on the  new suckler programme?

CSP: What’s the latest on the new suckler programme?

The publication of the consultation document for Ireland’s Common Agricultural Policy Strategic Plan (CSP) revealed how, at this moment in...

August 4, 2021

New CAP deal: who should get the money?

New CAP deal: who should get the money?

Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) president, Pat McCormack, believes that the term ‘active farmer’ is now totally outdated from...

July 1, 2021

Benchmarking: Even ‘bad’ figures can back up the right investment

Benchmarking: Even ‘bad’ figures can back up the right investment

Farmers have little to fear from benchmarking as even ‘bad’ results could help support investment in the right areas, according...

June 25, 2021

Building resilience into a beef enterprise in Co. Fermanagh

Building resilience into a beef enterprise in Co. Fermanagh

Recent years have seen Fermanagh suckler beef producer John Egerton improve the efficiency and resilience of his beef enterprise. He...

June 22, 2021

Suckler farms – new technologies are the future

Suckler farms – new technologies are the future

Dr. Paul Crosson, beef enterprise leader at Teagasc Grange, believes that the implementation of new technologies will help to significantly...

June 18, 2021

Not all cows are equal – sucklers need support

Not all cows are equal – sucklers need support

I believe Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) president Pat McCormack to be totally ‘off beam’ in calling for a...

June 4, 2021

Sucklers are the future on Co. Tyrone farm

Sucklers are the future on Co. Tyrone farm

Thomas Rankin farms with his father Geoffrey close to the village of Bready in north Co. Tyrone. Their farm extends...

May 30, 2021