Martbids Database: another big week for bullock trade
Adam Woods
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s cattle trade, including what’s happening in the country’s marts.
24 April 2024 Markets
Grass buyers light up cattle trade
Better weather has brought renewed confidence to the cattle and sheep trade this week.
24 April 2024 Management
Beef Management: breeding and meeting ANC requirements
This week's Beef Management takes a look at timing of AI and stock bull fertility and ANC stocking rate requirements.
ANC refresher – the important aspects for 2024
A number of changes were introduced in 2023, including revised livestock unit values, a 28-week retention period and a required minimum level of agricultural activity.
28 February 2024 News
Scheme payments update: €3.4m paid under BISS and CRISS
Payments also took place in the Eco Scheme, ANC, TAMS, SIM and Protein Aid Scheme.
26 January 2024 Schemes
Scheme payment runs resume after Christmas break
Payments under schemes such as the Areas of Natural Constraint, BISS, CRISS and Eco Scheme have resumed this week for cases cleared for payment.
3 January 2024 Schemes
Look back: the year that was 2023
From the derogation cut to tillage harvest turmoil and controversial changes to the Irish Cattle and Beef Federation (ICBF) indexes, there were plenty of noteworthy happenings in farming during 2023.
27 December 2023 News
Temporary sheep movements - keeping paperwork on track
It is important to identify if you need to notify the Department of sheep movements relating to the grazing of surplus grass or forage crops.
9 December 2023 News
Schemes update: ANC payments worth €7.2m paid to 1,374 farmers this week
ANC payments have been boosted by more farmers satisfying stocking rates, while sizeable payments occurred across a number of other schemes this week.
8 December 2023 Schemes
ANC balancing payments begin to issue
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has given commitment that payments in 2024 will return to the traditional date of the third week of September.
1 December 2023 News
Sinn Féin demands action on delayed payments to 29,000 farmers
These payments provide crucial financial support to farmers, and many simply cannot be left waiting to receive them, Claire Kerrane said.
23 November 2023 Schemes
Reality bites on farm payments
Changes in the VAT goalposts mean the net cost of some investments have dramatically changed to the farmer.
22 November 2023 Viewpoints