Beef and Cattle Farming News

Italy approves bill that bans fake meat
Caitríona Morrissey
The bill will see a ban on the production, marketing and sale of synthetic meat and other foods.
30 March 2023 News
Beef farmers need to ask more questions when buying calves
A lot of dairy farmers are using very poor-quality Hereford and Angus sires according to Alan Dillon, co-ordinator of Teagasc's DairyBeef 500 programme.
29 March 2023 Schemes
Question time dominates Ennis suckler meeting
There appears to be keen interest in the recently launched Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme (SCEP) with over 1,000 applications submitted in the first week.
Keenan has no plans to move production to Turkey - for now
Outsourcing production and job losses at Keenan have been all the talk. To get to grips with the story, Peter Thomas Keaveney sat down with Alltech CEO Dr Mark Lyons and Keenan CEO Robbie Walker.
29 March 2023 News
Slaughter of calves under six weeks 'not socially acceptable'
Teagasc Grange reserach officer Nicky Byrne said farmers know if they use better beef genetics they can produce a higher quality calf, irrespective of cow type.
29 March 2023 News
Dairy beef: 'It’s as easy to pick a good beef bull as it is a bad one'
Producing a more salable dairy beef calf was dicsussed at Teagasc's DairyBeef 500 spring conference last Wednesday in Navan, Co Meath.
29 March 2023 News
TAMS III opens for 168 investments
The Department of Agriculture has opened applications for the TAMS III Animal Welfare and Nutrient Storage Scheme (AWNSS).
29 March 2023 News
Organic demo farms set up by Department and Teagasc
Organic demonstration farms are to play a key role in a five-year Government plan to increase production in the sector.
29 March 2023 News
Bord Bia receives almost 2,000 new quality assurance applications
The new Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme has resulted in an increase in applications to Bord Bia's Sustainable Beef and Lamb Assurance Scheme (SBLAS).
26 March 2023 News
Dairy cows comprise 66% of cow kill
The analysis of throughput figures for the first two months of the year shows a similar breakdown to 2022, with total throughput running 5,690 head higher.
26 March 2023 News
Listen: Farm Tech Talk - suckler cow scheme, weather and farm buildings
This week’s weather is making conditions difficult in the fields and the forecast is for unsettled conditions.
24 March 2023 News
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.
24 March 2023 Schemes