Beef and Cattle Farming News

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Jack Kennedy
This week’s weather is making conditions difficult in the fields and the forecast is for unsettled conditions.
24 March 2023 Schemes
Schemes update: 550 SCEP applications in first four days
SCEP figure was disseminated at the Department’s information meeting held on Thursday night in Tuam.
23 March 2023 News
Department invests €150,000 to upskill private advisers in organic farming
The investment will provide for two specialist organic advisers within the ACA, Minister Pippa Hackett said.
Clogher Valley Mart teams up with MartBids for semen auction
Shanon Kinahan previews the upcoming timed online auction of semen and embryos from some of the top pedigree and commercial herds in Northern Ireland.
22 March 2023 Pedigree
What’s on: upcoming pedigree shows and sales
The busy show and sale season is well and truly under way in the pedigree world with sales starting to take place all over the country, writes Shanon Kinahan.
22 March 2023 Pedigree
Farmers miss out on emissions savings from solar
The agriculture sector won’t get the emission reduction credit for installing solar PV on their farms as they strive to reduce emissions by 25% by 2030
22 March 2023 News
Grass-based farms set to be excluded from EU permit system
Extensive production is defined as farms “where the stocking density is less than 2LU/ha used only for grazing or growing fodder or forage used for feeding the animals”.
20 March 2023 News
Dairy Beef Welfare Scheme opens with increased capacity for eligible calves
The number of eligible calves which farmers will be paid for weighing has increased to 50.
20 March 2023 News
70% drop in number of farmers receiving derogations to bury stock
In order to avail of this derogation, the areas in which burial may take place must be identified and designated as ‘remote areas'.
19 March 2023 News
Eco-scheme applications – take care not to withdraw your participation
The Department of Agriculture has come across a number of cases where an applicant withdrew their participation in error which if left unchecked will significantly reduce payments.
19 March 2023 Schemes
Listen: Farm Tech Talk the Livestock show
The weather is mild and wet so grass growth has picked up and some stock are back out after the snow and rain from the last week.
17 March 2023 News
Step-by-step: how to apply for the new national liming programme
All applications must be submitted online through the Department of Agriculture’s portal, either by a farmer themselves or an agent approved to act on their behalf.
17 March 2023 Schemes