Beef and Cattle Farming News

Special entry of 100 forward stores at Nenagh Mart
Darren Carty
The special entry of Hereford, Friesian and Charolais cross bullocks are said to be ideal for finishing off grass or transferring to an intensive finishing diet for a quick finish.
12 May 2022 News
Weekly podcast: record beef prices, sexed semen and pig protests
Analysis of the record beef prices seen in marts this week, the latest on dairy markets, carbon emission target negotiations, pig protests, sexed semen use and turf all feature.
11 May 2022 News
Diesel price fluctuation continues as silage season gets under way
As we went to press this week, prices of 1.24c/l to 1.36c/l (VAT inclusive) were being quoted for Marked Gas Oil (MGO), more commonly known as green diesel.
Price gap between bulk and bagged feed widens
Increased feed costs combined with increased plastic and timber costs is widening the price gap between bulk and bagged feeds.
11 May 2022 News
Watch: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
Grass growth is flying right across the country as a mix of rain and warmth push growth rates right up - listen to the experts.
6 May 2022 News
Low-income farm sectors being ‘crucified’ – ICSA
The CAP Strategic Plan is not delivering for active cattle and sheep farmers, says the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association (ICSA).
5 May 2022 News
Manufacturing enough film to cover 18 million round bales in the southeast
Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney visited the Silawrap factory in Wexford to follow the step-by-step process involved in making 640,000 rolls of plastic annually.
4 May 2022 Farm machinery
Calf prices: late-season price lift for Angus calves
Angus calves are up over €20/head this week on the back of strong export demand last week. Limited availability of livestock ferries this week will likely see this figure readjust in the coming days.
4 May 2022 News
Watch or listen: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
Lots happening in the fields, prices up for everything including feed, fertiliser and silage, so where now for autumn prices and feed?
29 April 2022 News
My Farming Week: Brendan Curtin, Corcamore, Clarina, Co Limerick
The Curtins have been breeding Limousins in Limerick since 2002 and say the breed has something for everyone.
27 April 2022 News
Farmers can’t take 'wait-and-see' approach to fodder
Farmers are dramatically cutting back on fertiliser rates. Something needs to be done to make up for this.
27 April 2022 Climate and environment
Live exports running 10,782 head higher than last year
Exports in recent weeks have been curtailed by the removal of the Stena Horizon for maintenance reasons but were still relatively positive at over 11,000 head for the week ending 9 April 2022.
24 April 2022 News