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Beef and cattle news from the Irish Farmers Journal

All the latest beef and cattle farming news from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all farming and production news developments in the beef and cattle farming sector.
If a farmer wishes to apply for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) as a registered farm partnership they must be registered with the Department of Agriculture by 31 March 2018, so time is running out.
By William Conlon on 15 March 2018
The Irish Farmers Journal/IFA SOS event in Elphin, Roscommon heard how a well-run, efficient 40ha suckler farm with high levels of efficiency will generate a net profit of just €12,000.
By Peter Varley on 13 March 2018
It's a busy week for the Irish Farmers Journal livestock team with three Save Our Sucklers events taking place in Kilkenny, Ennis and Carnaross and an Agri Aware open day on Tullamore Farm this week.
By Adam Woods on 12 March 2018
BVD incidence drops further
The number of persistently infected (PI) cattle has fallen to a new low as bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) continues to recede.
By Thomas Hubert on 10 March 2018
Calf registrations surge
A dairy drive has now pushed the number of calf registrations over 2017 levels, data from the ICBF shows.
By Thomas Hubert on 10 March 2018
Ciarán Lenehan spent time in Alberta, the beef heartland of Canada, last year and paid a visit to a large scale cattle feeding operation
By Ciarán Lenehan on 12 March 2018
The purchase of Kildare Chilling by Dawn Meats has been doing the rounds for a few years and is back in circulation again.
By The Dealer on 08 March 2018
Suckler and Beef Expo in Mayo this week
Carroll Consultancy are holding Suckler and Beef Expo in Claremorris, Co Mayo this Wednesday evening.
By Peter McCann on 05 March 2018
Temporary creep takes pressure off in Newford Farm
With 80 cows calved in 30 days and space at a premium, a temporary creep area has been set up to allow cows and calves to remain housed until after the current weather challenges pass.
By Darren Carty on 02 March 2018
Consider the waiting time between fertiliser and slurry applications this Spring writes Jack Kennedy
By Jack Kennedy on 01 March 2018
Listen: Huge crowds attend SOS events
There has been huge support for the first SOS events in Carndonagh, Cootehill and Mohill.
By Adam Woods on 01 March 2018
Expensive injury claims are driving up the cost of insurance for marts, who are taking action.
By Darren Carty on 01 March 2018
17 & 9 mth AA bulls POA...
Pbr bulls . Easy calving ,fertility tested . 13 / 22 Mths ...
Silage+haylage top quality reduction for large amount bought 100+ bales ...
Full French parentage, a breeders bull, high health herd...
red & white, sire KEZ, 21 months, out lying, approx 800kgs. ...

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