What does a sustainable dairy beef industry look like?
Declan Marren
Declan Marren takes a look at the challenges and opportunities within the dairy beef industry in Ireland.
29 March 2023 Markets
Calf price update: higher beef calf numbers puts power in buyers' hands
Angus- and Hereford-sired calves now comprise more than 60% of all calves traded in marts, meaning buyers have more choice.
29 March 2023 Markets
Buoyant mart trade sees throughput up 16%
Sellers continue to vote with their feet when it comes to selling stock, with more and more making best use of a positive trade in the live ring.
Camera at the Mart: finishers hunt for heavy bulls
The demand for shorter-keep heavy bulls from specialist finishers helped push on the trade in Roscommon on Tuesday evening.
29 March 2023 Markets
Grass+ Beef: grazing looks set to get back on track
A drier forecast for the next week should allow at least some grazing to resume or commence on beef farms.
29 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Watch: grazing gets more difficult on Thrive demo farm
Declan Marren was on the Thrive demo farm this week, where grazing conditions have become a lot trickier since the wet weather returned last weekend.
18 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Calf exports running 70% ahead of 2022 levels
After a strong start to the calf export season, the weather over the last week has restricted the opportunity to keep calves moving.
15 March 2023 News
Calf rearing series: hitting target weights at every stage
In the final part of the calf rearing series, Declan Marren looks at the importance of hitting growth targets at every stage throughout the system.
15 March 2023 Grass & feeding
MartBids Database: grazing stock trade starts to sizzle
Lighter cattle being bought for grazing this season have seen the biggest price lift over the past week, as buyers gear up for the 2023 grazing season.
15 March 2023 Markets
Calf prices: weather woes for export calves - home market trade steady
The first weather blip of the year for export calves was seen over the past seven days and it had a knock-on effect on prices.
15 March 2023 Markets
Grass+ Beef: grazing gets sticky for many
Heavy rainfall over the past week has made grazing conditions very difficult for many beef farmers.
15 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Global nitrogen prices falling
Buying and usage patterns vary between country so local storage and transport costs will mean price differences.
15 March 2023 News