Beef and Cattle Farming News

'A lot of the plastic-covered crops are ready to cut'
Siobhán Walsh
It is important to cut maize crops at the correct time to maximise dry matter yield and energy content.
30 September 2022 News
Listen: Farm Tech Talk - suckler cow premium and managing nutrients
The Ploughing is over and now the budget is over so what does it all mean for farmers as September comes to an end for another year?
30 September 2022 News
Scheme update reminder: BEEP-S FEC samples must be submitted by 3 October
Farmers in the Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme – Sucklers (BEEP-S) need to act quickly if faecal egg count samples have not been submitted.
IFA calls for BEEP-S and sheep welfare testing flexibility
Deadline extensions to BEEP-S and the Sheep Welfare Scheme testing measures are being sought.
30 September 2022 News
Suckler cow numbers continue to slide
There was 7.396m cattle in Ireland as of June, a 0.5% increase year on year.
29 September 2022 News
New interim chief for Irish Limousin Cattle Society
The former CEO of Munster Bovine is to lead the Irish Limousin Cattle Society on an interim basis.
29 September 2022 News
Your Ploughing solar PV questions answered
Stephen Robb runs through some of the key questions about solar PV systems which were asked at last week's National Ploughing Championships.
28 September 2022 Climate and environment
Closed slurry period starts next week
The closed period for slurry application has been extended and will start earlier than usual this season.
28 September 2022 News
My Farming Week: Ryan Gibbons, Killola, Rosscahill, Co Galway
Galway suckler farmer Ryan Gibbons says the Salers breed has given him that peace of mind while working off farm during calving and rears a heavy weanling with low inputs.
28 September 2022 News
Cutting against the grain: Ardee butcher reopens abattoir after 13 years
Although the abattoir had been operating since last year, Commissioner McGuinness formally reopened the unit on Commins’s Co Louth farm.
28 September 2022 News
Meat processors double down on renewables
Meat processors Liffey Meats and college proteins have both lodged applications to develop significant renewable energy projects.
28 September 2022 News
Farmers locked up with TB to buy in cattle with ‘veterinary guidance’
The Department of Agriculture has made a series of proposals to farm organisations on how it plans to eradicate TB.
28 September 2022 News