Beef prices: dairy cows drive 62,052 increase in national herd
There were 56,374 dairy cows on farms on 1 April, while an increase of greater than 30,000 beef-sired heifers in the 12-month to 36-month age bracket was offset by 24,875 fewer suckler cows.
Cattle prices: strong trade for quality stock at Balla Mart
Saturday’s sale at Balla Mart saw a slightly smaller entry of stock on offer compared with last week, but the trade again was quite strong.
Animal welfare campaigners protest against live exports
The advocacy group Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) staged a demonstration outside the GPO in Dublin this Saturday.