Beef and Cattle Farming News

Nine key measures for beef sector to cut emissions in Food Vision report
Amy Forde
The final Food Vision Beef and Sheep report has been set to the Minister for Agriculture, with farm organisations reserving their positions on the report.
30 November 2022 News
ICSA refuses to back new TB testing requirements
ICSA animal health and welfare chair Hugh Farrell has called on Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to clarify who will pay for additional TB testing requirements.
30 November 2022 News
Dale Crammond appointed as director of Meat Industry Ireland
The meat sector is one of the most important indigenous industries in the national economy, Crammond said.
ICMSA sees tight cattle supplies forcing beef quotes up
Factories will have to pay more to secure supplies through the winter and early spring, as many farmers are looking to finish cattle off grass later in the spring with meal costs so high, said tICMSA.
29 November 2022 News
Beef farmer views: ‘we’re a dying breed’
Farmers at the IFA’s beef meeting this week shared their views on the prices they are receiving and the impact it’s having on their margins.
26 November 2022 News
Listen to Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
With November coming to a close and rain and wind the order of the day, we talk about some of the price changes and new schemes on the way.
25 November 2022 News
Weekly podcast: cattle shortage, Food Vision and farm safety
Listen in to this week’s news podcast for all the latest farming news. Hear about what you need to know in this week’s Irish Farmers Journal.
25 November 2022 News
Cork cattle thefts leave farmers seeking crackdown
Farmers in west Cork are seeking a Garda crackdown on cattle thefts in their locality, as several have had cattle taken under similar circumstances in recent years.
25 November 2022 News
Sexed semen lab opens in Kildare
The lab has been set up in the National Cattle Breeding Centre facility in Naas, Co Kildare.
24 November 2022 News
99.9% of meat and milk free from illegal residue in 2021
Testing of some 15,922 food-producing animal samples in 2021 found that just 18 were identified as being non-compliant with illegal residues.
24 November 2022 News
Shortage of cattle to drive up beef prices
Over 300 beef finishers packed into the Killeshin at Tuesday night’s IFA beef crisis meeting.
23 November 2022 News
Farm organisations rail against Food Vision beef report
The INHFA has walked away from the Food Vision Beef and Sheep Group, while other farm organisations have expressed serious misgivings.
23 November 2022 News