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Over 50,000 fewer cattle aged six to 18 months on farms on 1 January 2024
Darren Carty
The latest animal identification and movement data showed over 34,000 extra cattle on farms aged from 24 to 36 months of age.
Watch: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
23 February 2024 News
Watch: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
Catch up on the latest on beef prices, tagging and genotyping issues, plus the opening of the BISS.
Camera at the Mart: numbers on the rise in Newport
22 February 2024 News
Camera at the Mart: numbers on the rise in Newport
Shanon Kinahan was in Newport Mart on Thursday for its weekly cattle sale
Farmers vent fury at protest outside key ICBF meeting
Farmers have said that the ICBF has devalued their stock with "one press of a button".
22 February 2024 News
Outbreaks of TB in cattle herds hit a 10-year high
While TB outbreaks and reactor numbers have increased, so too has the cost of the TB programme - it is now more expensive than ever.
21 February 2024 News
Top tips for tackling ATV maintenance
Peter Thomas Keaveney takes a look at five areas of practical ATV maintenance tips worth considering before the trusty workhorses take to the fields once again.
21 February 2024 Farm machinery
The end of the road for small-scale suckling
John Moran believes older farmers are being forced out of sucklers by the complexity of support schemes.
21 February 2024 News
TB reactors up another 24% in 2023
There were 5,078 herds hit with TB restrictions over 2023 in another metric up the year previous.
21 February 2024 News
Almost 60,000t of organic feed required for next winter
The predicted demand includes 33,000t of concentrates, 20,000 of straights, 6,000t of protein feed along with 50,000 bales of fodder.
21 February 2024 News
2024 BISS scheme opens for applications
The scheme portal is also the application gateway for the CRISS, Eco Scheme and a number of other related schemes.
21 February 2024 News
Mullinahone 'catching up' on tag orders
Mullinahone Co-op said that it couldn't foresee the number of farmers who waited until the first two weeks of January to order their calf tags.
21 February 2024 News
Indian-built electric quad quietly gaining traction in Europe
The Powerland Tachyon is a new player in the world of electric ATVs, and has recently arrived in Ireland. Peter Thomas Keaveney put it through its paces.
21 February 2024 Farm machinery