Beef and Cattle Farming News

Friesian cattle account for 30% of cattle kill in 2023
Darren Carty
The Limousin breed, in second position, narrowly edged out the number of Aberdeen Angus-sired cattle slaughtered in Department of Agriculture-approved plants.
Farmers urged to get health check-ups after farmer died pulling a calf
20 June 2024 News
Farmers urged to get health check-ups after farmer died pulling a calf
The inquest heard that the farmer was in the process of pulling the calf using a calving jack when he collapsed and died, Anton Nulty reports.
UK beef decline to drive Irish import demand
19 June 2024 News
UK beef decline to drive Irish import demand
Currently consumption of beef in the UK is higher than production.
Friesian-sired animals top mart throughput in 2023
The 382,591 Friesian animals passing through marts accounted for 20% of entries and was just 16 head higher than Limousin-bred stock.
19 June 2024 News
Suckler herd numbers declining
Latest ICBF data shows that the continual decline in calf births from the suckler herd shows no sign of slowing down.
19 June 2024 News
Farmer Writes: an adventure and a half with a Blue calf
'Stuck at the hips' are four simple words no farmer (or vet for that matter) ever likes to hear and we were presented with a stumbling block, having gone past the point of no return.
19 June 2024 Farmer Writes
One in four farmers to cut cow numbers
While 26% of suckler farmers are planning on scaling back, others remain set on building numbers.
19 June 2024 News
BEEF2024 – securing your future
Paul Crosson, Teagasc Grange, gives a taster of what farmers and industry stakeholders can expect from BEEF2024.
19 June 2024 News
Dawn Meats to expand Waterford plant and up supplies to Aldi by 35%
The meat processor is to invest €5m to fill €125m deal with Aldi.
17 June 2024 News
Further nitrates changes ‘in the pipeline’
The measures proposed under the interim review of the Nitrates Action Programme include reduced excretion rates for calves and lower feed protein allowances.
12 June 2024 Nitrates
Teagasc’s campaign urges quicker adoption of water quality measures
A seven-year campaign launched by Teagasc, in collaboration with sector stakeholders, aims to improve water quality and help secure practices such as the retention of the nitrates derogation.
12 June 2024 Nitrates
Tullamore Farm suckler and sheep open day launched
Adam Woods previews the upcoming suckler and sheep open day taking place on Tullamore Farm on Tuesday 23 July 2024
11 June 2024 News