Beef and Cattle Farming News

Bostonia production sale sees heifers peak at €8,400
Martin Merrick
Demand and prices were strong for all cattle on offer, with a good deal of purchasers bidding online.
14 August 2022 News
US exports €1bn of beef in June
High level of US beef exports continued in June, with a record for half-year, but pigmeat exports fall back as demand from China halves.
14 August 2022 News
Attempts to undermine suckler sector ‘economic treason’ – Cullinan
“What’s on show today is testament to the passion, commitment and investment of farmers who take great pride in what they produce,” IFA president Tim Cullinan said.
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The weather is scorching and farmers who attended the Thrive dairy beef open day on Tuesday got plenty of sunshine also.
12 August 2022 News
Live cattle exports running 22,530 head or 11.4% higher in 2022
The increase in live exports is being underpinned by a doubling in calf exports to the Netherlands, while exports to Northern Ireland are running 44.1% lower year on year.
12 August 2022 News
Cattle prices up 27% in year – CSO
Central Statistics Office (CSO) analysis found that all livestock prices increased between June 2021 and June 2022.
11 August 2022 News
Payment for grassland actions to differ by up to €300/ha
Farmers should familiarise themselves with the conditions of the new schemes as payment rates differ significantly between the actions.
10 August 2022 Climate and environment
Angus producer group leader laid to rest
Co-founder and former chair of the Irish Aberdeen Angus Producer Group Tim Dunne from near Michelstown, Co Cork, was laid to rest last week.
10 August 2022 Pedigree
Taoiseach’s chew on beef jerky builds goodwill in Japan
At a meeting organised by Bord Bia, An Taoiseach Micheál Martin met Japanese beef importers and chomped down on their jerky.
10 August 2022 News
Usage of beef straws on the dairy herd up 25% this year - ICBF
The Irish Farmers Journal Thrive demonstration farm open day heard that beef usage in the dairy herd is up as more dairy farms look to sexed semen for breeding replacements.
10 August 2022 News
Thrive open day: farmers see a future in dairy-beef
Farmers attending the Irish Farmers Journal Thrive demonstration farm open day give their views on the challenges and opportunities with dairy-beef. Noel Bardon and Rachel Donovan report.
9 August 2022 News
Government must veto Mercosur trade deal – Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin agriculture spokesperson Matt Carthy TD said that the Government’s “climate action rhetoric” loses credibility if it allows the Mercosur trade deal to progress.
9 August 2022 Letters