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How to manage cows and calves in extreme cold
The Scottish Beef Association held a farm tour at Knockenjig farm at Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway. Declan Marren writes.
By Declan Marren on 23 February 2018
Herd owners participating in the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) will be receiving eligibility reports for the first time over the coming two weeks.
Minister Creed leads agri-food trade mission to USA and Canada
The five-city itinerary will encompass over 20 official engagements beginning in Tennessee and ending in Washington.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 24 February 2018
Tommy Moyles reports from the Kerry sales ring, where 250 cows were offered for sale.
By Tommy Moyles on 24 February 2018
The main aim of the progeny-testing model at Tully is to increase the accuracy of genetic evaluations for AI sires.
By Adam Woods on 23 February 2018
Saturday's sale saw improved demand for all top-quality types, with continental store bullocks seeing a slight lift in prices.
By Nathan Tuffy on 24 February 2018
In the second of a two part series, Ailish Byrne, Senior Agricultural Manager with Ulster Bank, goes through the final two of her top tips on strategic planning for improvement.
Despite the cold, bidding was brisk at Saturday's FTMTA auction in Punchestown. Michael Collins reports.
By Michael Collins on 24 February 2018
The last public consultation meeting on the next CAP took place in Claremorris, Co Mayo, this week and heard farmers' proposals on the distribution of farm payments. Watch their reactions.
By Pat O'Toole on 23 February 2018
Ciarán Lenehan offers nutrition advice for different classes of stock on suckler and beef farms in the coming weeks.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 23 February 2018
The straw has survived a hurricane, flooding and snow over the past six months but come through the other side.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 24 February 2018
In the first of a two part series, Ailish Byrne, Senior Agricultural Manager with Ulster Bank, goes through two of her top tips on strategic planning for improvement.
Calving is progressing well, with 63 cows calved to date, while ground conditions are thankfully also improving.
By Darren Carty on 23 February 2018
Darren Carty looks at how farmers can best prepare their flocks for the bitter cold ahead.
By Darren Carty on 24 February 2018
When the meat industry makes negative headlines, it is an opportunity for those opposed to the sector to step up their campaigns.
By Phelim O'Neill on 23 February 2018
Beef editor Adam Woods visited Fred McKeever in Co Monaghan last week, along with his Teagasc advisor Mairead Kirke, to see how calving was going and what his plans are for breeding 2018.
By Adam Woods on 23 February 2018
Bord Bia recently held its annual market outlook seminars for the meat and livestock sectors. Both events attracted a large attendance including trade, farm organisations and government agencies.
Brace yourself: severe frost, snow and bitter easterly winds on way
Met Eireann has a weather advisory in place for all of Ireland, with weather warning expected to follow.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 24 February 2018
Gove supports glyphosate in the UK after Brexit
Re-authorisation of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, has been met with political opposition in the European Union.
By Peter McCann on 22 February 2018

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