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
Factories fight moves on price transparency
European proposals to reveal how much factories are paid for beef are being opposed by Irish factories
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Solid start to the breeding season at CAFRE
The breeding season has been progressing weel at the Abbey Farm, as well as young bulls being drafted for slaughter. Darryl Boyd updates.
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Grass+: huge growth variation between farms
Matthew Halpin gives an update on growth rates around the country, as well as a look at the impact of grazing intensity on grass growth.
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Getting on top of heavy grazing covers
Grazing management has become difficult due to heavy covers of grass building on farm. Kieran Mailey outlines some options to get grazing back on track.
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Letter: putting facts in public domain a key part of ICBF's work
"ICBF exists to work for all farmers – pedigree and non pedigree" - Michael Doran, ICBF chair.
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MARKETS
What's On: a guide to special and upcoming sales in the marts in the coming days
A guide to special and upcoming sales in the marts in the coming days around the country.
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Crops & Spreaders 2019 – a leading technical tillage and machinery event
The Irish Farmers Journal and Teagasc will once again collaborate to bring you this event on Wednesday 26 June. The event is free to attend.
Kingspan encourages homeowners to check their tank health with free check
Kingspan has just launched free tank health check packs* for homeowners in Ireland as part of its #BetterOffBunded campaign.
Smart Farming identifies €7,170 average cost savings on participating farms
Smart Farming, the voluntary resource efficiency programme focused on identifying ways to improve farm returns and enhance the rural environment.
You wouldn’t let your lunch go off – so why risk your silage?
Just like putting the cling-film on the sandwiches, a heavy-duty silage cover helps stop the top layer of silage going off and cuts down on costly waste.