Beef
NEWS
ICBF conference: ‘BDGP can deliver €540m in maternal gain’
At the ICBF genetics conference in Athlone this week, audience members were given a look at the past performance of the organisation and a glimpse into its future.
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Long read: the suckler switch – moving from dairy to beef
Mark Cox explains how he made the switch from dairy to beef on his Sligo farm.
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Watch: a good start on the Redstart in Laois
Out-wintering on Redstart has got off to the perfect start for Harry and Joe Lalor in Laois. James Dunne reports.
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Beef farmers in the Grassland Farmer of the Year competition
Aidan Brennan previews the two beef farmer finalists in the Grassland Farmer of the Year competition.
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Bluetongue warnings follow NI imported case
The IFA and DAERA have issued advice to farmers to avoid the risk of bluetongue disease in cattle and sheep.
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MARKETS
Beef trends update: hopes of Christmas boost diminish
Throughput remains high, allowing factories to maintain an upper hand in negotiations.
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Watch: Understanding Liver Fluke
Research published in 2016 suggested that 82% of Irish dairy herds have been exposed to liver fluke1.
Meet the 39 Origin Green farmer finalists
This week Bord Bia profiles 39 finalists in its Origin Green Sustainable Dairy, Beef and Horticulture Farmer Awards
Watch: Sense of security is dangerous
Despite the prolonged dry periods this summer, farmers shouldn’t dismiss the risk of important internal parasites like liver fluke, lungworm and gutworm later this year.
Labour saving solutions this winter
Protect your herd this winter with an effective vaccination programme.