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Beef
Thrive open day: farmers see a future in dairy-beef
Noel Bardon
Farmers attending the Irish Farmers Journal Thrive demonstration farm open day give their views on the challenges and opportunities with dairy-beef. Noel Bardon and Rachel Donovan report.
13 July 2022 News
My Farming Week: James Henderson, Kilkeel, Co Down
This week, the Co Down beef and sheep farmer has just finished up with second-cut silage and has started drafting cattle for slaughter off grass.
6 July 2022 News
Feed prices edge up €15/t for July, as fears ease over winter price hikes
Feed prices are on the rise again this month, with feed merchants that had held off price hikes for the last two months increasing quotes by €10/t to €15/t for July.
Almost 40% of suckler farmers are not married
The Teagasc national farm survey results for 2021 show significant differences in marital status for suckler and dairy farmers.
18 June 2022 News
Editorial: Teagasc figures highlight CAP exposure
Key to sustaining the dairy sector will be its ability to attract vibrant young people on to dairy farms.
15 June 2022 Viewpoints
Frustrations grow as DAERA court case nears end
The fourth day of evidence in a case involving a Tyrone beef finishing business was heard on Tuesday.
11 May 2022 Northern Ireland
Over €6/kg beef price needed to cover costs
Adam Woods takes a look how escalating costs are hitting beef finishers.
27 April 2022 Markets
Over a third of NI farms have five fragments
The study, which was published in the scientific journal Land, describes farmland fragmentation as “a defining feature” of Northern Ireland agriculture.
27 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Teagasc warns of ‘continued financial concerns’ for farmers
“The war in Ukraine has seen price increases accelerate further, with fertiliser prices in 2022 up in excess of 200% to 250% on their 2021 level.”
13 April 2022 News
Teagasc warns of sharp fall in family farm incomes this year
“The war in Ukraine has seen price increases accelerate further, with fertiliser prices in 2022 up in excess of 200% to 250% on their 2021 level.”
13 April 2022 News
Check finishing cattle have enough feed and lying space
Finishing cattle will be on to maximum concentrate intakes, so it is important that performance is not hindered by over-stocking in sheds.
5 April 2022 Management
There’s more to fodder measures than the money
The financial enticement is creating high levels of interest in the measures but decisions should take in to account much more than the money element.
30 March 2022 Management