Beef farming

The latest beef and cattle farming news and beef prices from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all farming and production news developments in the beef and cattle farming sector.

Thrive weekly roundup: final grazing rotation and slaughter heifer performance
The dairy calf-to-beef programme roundup outlines how to keep calves performing over the coming weeks as the final grazing rotation begins, as well as detailed performance on slaughtered heifers.
Sky’s the limit for organics – McConalogue
Declan Marren reports from the Teagasc/Bord Bia/Department of Agriculture farm walk on John Purcell's farm in Co Tipperary.
Irish beef quotes continue to lag behind EU and UK prices
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest factory quotes for finished stock.
Beef demand falls in Britain but rises in China
Retail demand in Britain falls due to consumer price inflation and return to normal in the hospitality and catering sectors.
Thrive: avoiding under-performance pitfalls with autumn grazing
Declan Marren looks at some steps to take to maintain liveweight gain in the run-up to housing, as the last rotation begins on many dairy-beef farms.
Thrive: 280kg carcase at 19 months for first 12 demo farm heifers
The first draft of the year is almost a month later than 2021 as heifers were housed for finishing early due to grass shortages. However, the average carcase weight is up by over 15kg.
Prices up to €30,000 at the Limousin 50th anniversary show and sale
The 50th Anniversary celebrations held in the Midland and Western Livestock centre saw quality cattle meet with top prices.
Devil in the detail as autumn breeding starts
Adam Woods previews this week’s special autumn breeding focus.
Thrive weekly roundup: final grazing rotation and slaughter heifer performance
The dairy calf-to-beef programme roundup outlines how to keep calves performing over the coming weeks as the final grazing rotation begins, as well as detailed performance on slaughtered heifers.
Footprint Farmers: Wagyu beef in Ballycrenode
Tipperary farmer Barry Powell discusses how he has introduced Wagyu beef into his farm to increase the sustainability of his dairy herd. Ellen Durkin reports.
280kg carcase at 19 months for dairy beef heifers
The Thrive cattle, which are all AI-bred stock, are demonstrating what is possible with dairy beef systems. Declan Marren reports.
NI Sheep Programme: Top tips for the breeding season
On sheep farms operating March lambing flocks, outlined are some tips to manage animals through the upcoming breeding season.
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Dave Moloney - Green Cert student experience
“My only regret is that I didn’t do it years ago” says Dave Moloney about the Teagasc part-time Level 6 specific purpose certificate in farming course he completed at Teagasc Macroom.
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Are you Ireland’s best new entrant farm business?
The annual Teagasc NEWBIE new entrant to agriculture competition aims to highlight the innovation and entrepreneurialism in the agriculture sector.
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Watch: moving towards a more responsible approach to parasite control
Pre-housing protection from post-housing welfare issues with Norbrook.
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Small businesses in Ireland will have a chance to promote themselves at the Ploughing
The National Ploughing Championships, which run from 20 to 22 September in Ratheniska, will feature the Local Enterprise Village, designed for small businesses to gain new customers and grow their enterprise.
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