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Beef and Cattle Farming News

The Irish Farmers Journal provides you with up-to-date beef farming news from Ireland and across the farming world. Browse our beef news stories to keep up to date with all cattle farming news developments in Ireland.
The meat scandal in Brazil may be cheered by those wary of the South American giant, but it's left beef farmers in Brazil totally disillusioned, writes Lorcan Allen.
By Lorcan Allen on 23 June 2017
US bans all imports of fresh Brazilian beef
The USDA has banned all Brazilian fresh beef imports to the US amid food safety concerns.
By Lorcan Allen on 23 June 2017
Irish beef sold in the US will carry the USDA shield of approval following three years of negotiations between Irish and US officials.
By Lorcan Allen on 22 June 2017
Adam Woods paid a visit to a farm in Kelso finishing Aberdeen angus bulls at 14 months alongside an arable enterprise.
By Adam Woods on 22 June 2017
This is the clear outcome from analysis of the recently concluded Phase 2 of the Teagasc/Irish Farmers Journal BETTER Farm Beef Programme (2012-2015).
Grass growth on the country’s drystock farms has increased slightly on last week, to 72kg DM/ha/day.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 22 June 2017
This week, beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at stopping breeding in spring-calving herds and managing dry cows in the current weather.
By Adam Woods on 23 June 2017
Tuesday’s sale at Ballymena saw 80 store cattle on offer, which resulted in another strong trade.
By Nathan Tuffy on 22 June 2017
The seasonal slowdown in cattle numbers was evident in Skibbereen last Friday, with smaller entries of bullocks and cows, while heifer numbers were similar to last week.
By Tommy Moyles on 22 June 2017
Whilst 2016 is going to be another challenging year for both the pig and dairy sectors, Barry Hyland, AIB Agri Advisor spoke to Gary Pepper, pig farmer and Noel O’Toole, dairy farmer to find out more.
A Co Donegal farmer has left his imprint on the land for generations to come, writes Peter Varley.
By Peter Varley on 22 June 2017
When the weather is good, maximum grass availability should match peak milk yields in May/June, writes vet Michael Sexton.
By Contributor on 22 June 2017
Silage and hay prices are meeting poor demand currently due to a surplus of supplies.
By Alison Sinnott on 22 June 2017
The calf trade has continued to be strong, despite the fact that it is getting late in the year. Friesian bull calf prices have edged forward once again.
By Nathan Tuffy on 22 June 2017
. Reserve All Ireland Champion Aldi 2015. Luddenmore Fionn son. Conformation a...
CF52 son. Top 1% of breed for terminal €174. Exceptional calves. ...
for sale three 13months old Angus bulls, Fertility tested , Haltered Trained, Qu...
Exceptional conformation and growth. Outcross pedigree. Perfect Locomotion. ...
18 to 24 months. Fertility tested & easy calving....

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