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Is it time to take remove the stock bull from spring-calving cows?
Kieran Mailey
Spring-calving suckler farmers should give thought to removing the stock bull from cows as breeding activity winds down.
20 July 2022 Pedigree
Trueman and Lynderg 25th anniversary sale
The Trueman and Lynderg 25th anniversary sale takes place from Thursday to Saturday, 6 to 8 August.
8 July 2022 News
ICSA calls on Department to scrap TB compensation caps
ICSA animal health and welfare chair Hugh Farrell has said that the Department of Agriculture is playing around with farmers’ money by failing to remove caps on TB compensation.
Smyths Supreme takes home €3,900 in Nenagh
The Irish Hereford Cattle Society held its last sale of the 2022 spring season at Central Auctions Nenagh on Saturday 28 May.
1 June 2022 Pedigree
Five tips for managing cows through the breeding season
Where breeding is getting under way in spring-calving herds, outlined are five tips to managing the herd through one of the most important periods of the year.
Quality sells at Carrick Continental sale
Quality bulls that were ready for use sold well at the Midland and Western Livestock Improvement society sale, though there was a softer trade for lesser quality and younger bulls.
Jalex in-calf heifers sell to £10,000
A special sale of in-calf heifers from James Alexander saw prices peak at £10,000.
Beef trade steady with cow quotes still creeping up
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest factory quotes for finished animals.
25 April 2022 Markets
Cows in hot demand on back of UK price rise
Adam Woods has the latest on this this week’s beef trade including factory quotes for finished stock.
18 April 2022 Markets
Todd tops €5,100 in Bandon
Adam Woods has the latest from the Munster Aberdeen Angus Club annual bull sale in Bandon.
14 April 2022 Pedigree
Which is cheaper - AI or stock bulls?
George Ramsbottom and Stuart Childs from Teagasc and Kevin Downing and John McCarthy from ICBF compare the costs of AI with stock bulls.
13 April 2022 Breeding
Ten tips for giving the stock bull a pre-breeding check
The breeding season is six to eight weeks away for many spring-calving herds, so bulls should be checked over to ensure they are fit to serve cows. Kieran Mailey outlines some pre-breeding checks.
6 April 2022 Beef breeding