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
'Alternatives' to sucklers needed – Boyle
Low-income suckler farming is facing the twin threat of Brexit and climate change, with farmers considering other options, Teagasc director Gerry Boyle has said.
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Grass+: optimum conditions for fertiliser
Looking at the conditions, it is an ideal time to get out with fertiliser, writes Matthew Halpin.
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Watch: pulling out the plate meter in Offaly
Matthew Halpin visited John Dunne in Offaly this week, where grass measuring was firmly on the agenda.
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Straw imports up sixfold to 29,000t
CSO figures show just how much straw was imported into the Republic of Ireland last year.
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Top five questions at Irish Farmers Journal mart demos
Beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at some of the questions that have been coming up at our recent animal health demos held in marts around the country.
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MARKETS
Plainer cattle a little easier at Balla mart
Plainer cattle were a weaker trade on Saturday in Balla but good-quality types were strong and steady.
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Valio increased their whey and milk powder production by 10%
Valio Oy is the largest producer of dairy products in Finland. In order to increase production, they installed NAPCON Controller to their whey powder production line in Lapinlahti in 2013.
Glanbia Co-op to pay €10.9m Trading Bonus to Members
Glanbia Co-operative Society (“Glanbia Co-op”) has confirmed that a total of €10.9 million will be paid to milk supplier Members of the Co-op this month as part of its 2018 Trading Bonus Scheme.
Kerry farmer installs latest Volac computerised feeder
Kerry dairy farmer Kieran Savage has installed the new Volac Urban Alma Pro computerised calf feeder.
Smart solution supports medicine administration on farm
Technology is continuously offering new solutions and supports to Ireland’s farming community. Now a new app will help make managing animal remedies easier.