Limousin extravaganza set for next weekend
Adam Woods
Adam Woods previews a big weekend for the Irish limousine Cattle Society taking place in Carrick-on-Shannon next weekend.
28 September 2022 Markets
NI Trends: prime heifers commanding higher prices; demand for lamb improving
Processors in Northern Ireland have left beef prices unchanged, but heifers are an easier sell than steers. Demand for lambs is gaining momentum.
28 September 2022 Markets
Beef trade steady
Adam Woods has a roundup of the beef trade and what factories are quoting for finished cattle.
Weanling heifers hit £9,000 at Ballymena
The first autumn sale of suckler bred weanlings in Ballymena Mart saw a Limousin heifer make £9,000.
28 September 2022 Northern Ireland
280kg carcase at 19 months for dairy beef heifers
The Thrive cattle, which are all AI-bred stock, are demonstrating what is possible with dairy beef systems. Declan Marren reports.
28 September 2022 Breeding & health
New Angus autumn extravaganza show and sale in Thurles Mart
Adam Woods previews a new competition hosted by the Irish Aberdeen Angus Association taking place in Thurles Mart on 8 and 9 October.
27 September 2022 Pedigree
Thrive weekly roundup: first heifers slaughtered and Ploughing demo
The weekly dairy-beef programme roundup looks at the slaughter performance of the first 12 heifers killed from the demo farm this year, as well as an outline of the cattle demo from the Ploughing.
24 September 2022 News
NI Trends: tight supplies underpin cattle prices; fat lamb trade steadies
There is no change to prime cattle prices in Northern Ireland, with factory lambs also holding firm.
21 September 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: super weanling season in Kilfenora
There was a super display of heifers at Kilfenora Mart for its weanling heifer show and sale recently.
21 September 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: weanlings surpass €4/kg mark in Tuam
The pre-sale show aided in bringing out quality weanlings, with Charolais dominating in both numbers and prices in both heifers and bulls at Tuam Mart’s Monday evening sale.
21 September 2022 Markets
Thrive: 280kg carcase at 19 months for first 12 demo farm heifers
The first draft of the year is almost a month later than 2021 as heifers were housed for finishing early due to grass shortages. However, the average carcase weight is up by over 15kg.
21 September 2022 Grass & feeding
Roundhill sale tops €13,000 in Roscrea
Adam Woods reports from the 9th Roundhill and Castleview sale which took place in Roscrea at the weekend.
14 September 2022 Pedigree