Beef farming

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.

NEWS
Big interview: Tánaiste Simon Coveney on trade deals, CAP and dairy expansion
Justin McCarthy talks to the Tánaiste about a trade deal with the UK, how Fine Gael will fund a CAP shortfall and whether he foresees a quota for dairy expansion.
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Getting trailer maintenance right to safely haul all night
Peter Thomas Keaveney travelled to Clonbern in Co Galway to catch up with Damien from Feeney trailers, as he demonstrates a typical livestock trailer service
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Cut suckler cows or hold what we have? IFA climate conference debate
The question put to the top table was should cattle numbers in Ireland be cut given what we know about methane and its impact on global warming, writes Jack Kennedy.
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Farm Finance: slow year for silage sales as demand remains low
The majority of round baled silage is selling at about €20/bale, but slightly higher prices are being achieved in the south.
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Plans to ramp up BVD measures in NI
The measures are targeted at the swift removal of PI animals which is central to achieving further progress in BVD eradication.
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MARKETS
Ringside Comment: prices strengthen as farmers and feeders increase activity
The mart trade has seen increased demand from farmers and feeders, which has led to an improved trade for all types of stock.
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Mitsubishi Motors hybrid electric event
At the Mitsubishi hybrid electric event, you’ll get all the information you need from the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid electric vehicle brand.
Colostrum Management "I don't have time for scouring calves" says Wicklow farmer
Colostrum is the single most important nutrient for the newborn calf as it contains high levels of energy, growth promoters, vitamins and immunoglobulins.
Reduce labour next spring, vaccinate early this winter
Now is the time to plan to reduce the workload in the busy spring and introduce some laboursaving solutions to make life easier and more effective for both man and beast.
Powering the future with Marshill Renewables
Marshill Renewables is seeking farmers and land-owners to rent their land for the construction of wind turbines in the Republic of Ireland.