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
PGI changes – but not for bulls
The Department of Agriculture has adjusted the protected geographical indication proposal to address some concerns.
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Newford Farm update: 2020 has been a good year for calf performance
An analysis of weaning weights shows 2020-born male calves gained 1.39kg from birth to weaning while heifers gained 1.31kg per day.
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Thrive: first of 2019-born heifers slaughtered
The first heifers from the Thrive dairy calf-to-beef demonstration farm were drafted for slaughter this week.
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Grass+ Beef: September sunshine helping grazing conditions
The last fortnight of dry weather has seen stock become much more content at grass. This has knocked weeks off what could have been a very long winter period.
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Attention turns to closing paddocks on Tullamore Farm
Adam Woods checks in with Shaun Diver to see what’s been happening on Tullamore Farm this week.
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MARKETS
Dowra Mart to hold special heifer sale on Saturday
Store heifers up to 650kg will go under the hammer at Dowra Mart on Saturday.
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The importance of celebrating Irish food produce
As the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 remain, we at the National Dairy Council are more grateful than ever to represent the resilient group of farmers and food producers of Ireland.
Get all the updates from the Teagasc Virtual Sheep Week
Throughout this week, there is an opportunity to tune into the Teagasc Virtual Sheep Week on all Teagasc online platforms.
Cow-first approach guides latest innovations for Fullwood Packo
Global population is expected to reach 10.5 billion people by 2067 – and with it an increased demand for sustainable sources of dairy.
Pied Piper Chemicals Ltd - the only Irish-owned manufacturer of rodenticide
Denis Leamy, who has 144 Munster caps and 57 Ireland caps, tackles rodents with Pied Piper Rat and Mouse Bait on his farm to keep it rodent-free.