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Beef
Can sucklers shine in 2022?
Adam Woods
Adam Woods looks at what’s in this week’s suckler focus.
9 March 2022 Management
How to mitigate increased input prices on suckler farms
Increased input costs are going to eat into profit margins this year. Declan Marren looks at some ways to minimise their negative effect.
9 March 2022 Management
Five ways to reduce your herd's carbon footprint
Reducing the carbon footprint of the suckler herd delivers environmental benefits, but can also increase profitability. Kieran Mailey reports.
Commercial Beef Value: a new era for indexes
The Commercial Beef Value (CBV) is a new ICBF genetic value for all animals destined for beef production. ICBF’s Chris Daly reports.
9 March 2022 News
Watch: long winters in lovely Leitrim
Adam Woods was in Mohill, Co Leitrim, last week for a farm walk on the farm of Gerard Mulligan, Rooskeynamona, Mohill.
9 March 2022 News
BETTER farm NI: focusing on the changes inside the farm gate
Three of the BETTER Farm NI participants will feature in a free webinar on 11 March to outline their journey under the programme. Kieran Mailey gives some background to the farms to be featured.
10 March 2021 Sucklers
Key lessons from BETTER Farm NI programme
With GM/ha rising by £401/ha during the BETTER Farm NI programme, Kieran Mailey outlines the key lessons learned that drive profitability.
10 March 2021 Sucklers
Focus on efficiency lifts GM/ha by 67% in Northern Ireland
As the BETTER Farm NI programme reaches its conclusion, Kieran Mailey outlines what it delivered for the farmers involved
10 March 2021 Sucklers
What does it costs to produce suckler replacements?
Selecting replacements is an important task for any herd owner. But what does it cost to rear in-calf heifers and what can a farmer pay when buying such animals.
10 March 2021 Sucklers
Focus: suckler sector still facing huge profitability challenge
This week's focus supplement looks at the suckler sector and some of the challenges farmers continue to face.
10 March 2021 Sucklers
Herd health planning in suckler herds
Adam Woods takes a look at some important items in relation to herd health planning in suckler herds
10 March 2021 Breeding & health
Suckler sector hitting the headlines
Adam Woods previews this weeks suckler focus and asks some questions around the future of the sector
11 March 2020 Management