Young Bulls

Promoting bull-beef production? I’m not so sure

Promoting bull-beef production? I’m not so sure

Macra na Feirme’s idea to promote bull beef production in this country has as much chance of flying with me...

June 13, 2021

Beef focus: Finishing Charolais bulls and producing electricity and bio-gas in France

Beef focus: Finishing Charolais bulls and producing electricity and bio-gas in France

In this week’s beef focus, we visited Bio Valo, a 1,500m² site that produces electricity for approximately 20,000 people. The...

October 28, 2018

Bull beef: What price do I need to just break-even?

Bull beef: What price do I need to just break-even?

At current beef prices, the thoughts of finishing cattle over the winter period are – to put it mildly –...

September 27, 2018

Young bull prices need to improve for farmers to break-even

Young bull prices need to improve for farmers to break-even

Latest figures from Teagasc show that farmers operating bull-beef systems will require a break-even price of 422-444c/kg on a 180-day finishing...

October 13, 2017

Slight increase on weekly beef kill figures, as young bull numbers lead the way

Slight increase on weekly beef kill figures, as young bull numbers lead the way

The number of beef animals slaughtered at Department of Agriculture approved plants increased by less than 1% for the week...

November 25, 2016

Beef kill bounces back after last week’s drop

Beef kill bounces back after last week’s drop

The number of beef cattle slaughtered at Department of Agriculture approved plants has increased across the board for the week...

November 17, 2016

Young bull slaughterings on the rise in Northern Ireland

Young bull slaughterings on the rise in Northern Ireland

There has been a significant increase in the number of young bull slaughterings in Northern Irish this year, according to...

October 8, 2016

Should more dairy farmers use Aubrac bulls to clean up?

Should more dairy farmers use Aubrac bulls to clean up?

To highlight the potential of the Aubrac cattle breed in Ireland, the Irish Aubrac Society held an open day in...

May 30, 2016

Tesco UK’s move away from young bulls unlikely to impact on Irish beef – Bord Bia

Tesco UK’s move away from young bulls unlikely to impact on Irish beef – Bord Bia

Tesco UK’s move away from young bulls in its branded beef range is unlikely to have an impact on Irish...

May 18, 2016

Young bull kill up 44% this year due to ‘encouraging prices in 2015’

Young bull kill up 44% this year due to ‘encouraging prices in 2015’

The number of young bulls slaughtered in the first five weeks of 2016 is 44% higher (+9,000) than the same period...

February 12, 2016

Young bull margins halved with just a €20/t increase in feed costs

Young bull margins halved with just a €20/t increase in feed costs

Teagasc research has found that just a €20/t increase in feed costs can hit net margins in young bull production...

July 7, 2015

Beef conformation values on the rise in Northern Ireland

Beef conformation values on the rise in Northern Ireland

There has been a general improvement in beef carcase conformation values in the past three months in Northern Ireland, according...

February 9, 2015

Retailer specifications drives reduced young bull kill in Northern Ireland

Retailer specifications drives reduced young bull kill in Northern Ireland

The young bull kill fell significantly in 2014 in Northern Ireland due to changes in the market whereby the value...

January 15, 2015