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
14 factories approved for beef exports to China
The Chinese beef market has been opened up to 14 additional beef factories following successful audits in September.
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Newford Farm update: second batch of 16 heifers average 306kg carcase weight
The heifers graded predominately R and returned an average sale price of €1,147.
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Grass+: heavy rain brings on housing
Adam Woods looks at this week’s growth rates and gives an update on grazing conditions.
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Spring grazing 2020 starts now
Matthew Halpin reports on the recent Teagasc Grass10 walk which took place on Newford Farm in Athenry, Co Galway.
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Watch: new innovations in agritech
Adam Woods takes a look at two new products launched recently that have embraced technology to make farming easier.
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MARKETS
Northern Ireland beef destined for China
Four factories, including one in the north of Ireland, are cleared to commence beef exports to China.
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Make the most out of the dry period and improve udder health during lactation
The dry period is the main time at which mastitis infections are acquired on many Irish farms with infections entering the udder via the teat end
Life gets much easier for a suckler farmer in Co Clare
Paul Crowe is a farmer who needed better calving facilities. He realised that outside of the traditional financing methods, there are more suitable options available, including the Cultivate loan.
Leading renewable energy show returns with dedicated farm diversification advice
Energy & Rural Business Show Ireland comes from the creators of Energy Now Expo Ireland which will celebrate three years of success in October 2019.
Kick Start supplier development at Lidl
In 2017, Lidl developed Kick Start, a supplier development programme in conjunction with Bord Bia to give Irish food and drink suppliers the chance to showcase their products and grow their business