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
Minister Creed to personally intervene in beef talks
The latest marathon session of beef crisis ended in Backweston after 11pm on Monday night.
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Beef management: autumn calving, managing reseeds and dosing ahead of weaning
In this week's management notes, beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at autumn-calving management, reseed management and dosing ahead of weaning this autumn.
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Farm Finance: little variation in nationwide price of lime
With autumn being an ideal time to apply lime and autumn reseeding presently taking place, we take a look at the costs involved with spreading lime.
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Grass+ beef: wet weather brings an autumn feeling
Growth is still good given the time of year but the recent weather conditions have reminded us that summer grazing is finished. Matthew Halpin writes
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Newford update: scanning reveals breeding performance
Performance dipped slightly below previous years' levels, with 88 out of 102 cows put forward for breeding in-calf.
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MARKETS
Beef price update: prices static while BEAM opens for applications
The big flush of cattle appears to have passed through the system, with agents reporting normal processing activity for this week.
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Carpool in the Country: Connemara Hill Lamb
In the Connemara mountains, the lambs that roam them produce a flavour so unique that they have gained a European Protected Geographical Indicator (PGI) status. We meet the farmer behind it all.
Big savings for early bird quad seekers
This August the early bird will catch the worm when it comes to saving money on the Honda quad range!
€8,100 savings on the Meegan farm in Co Meath
Gerard and Martin Meegan from Navan took the Smart Farming challenge recently. They identified over €8,100 in cost savings and ways to reduce their climate impact by almost 5%.
Exclusive reader offer! Up to €1,000 off Stanley and Rayburn range cookers
The Irish Farmers Journal is offering readers an exclusive offer of up to a €1,000 off Stanley and Rayburn range cookers for the month of August.