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Beef
Cattle trade pressure – further weight restrictions announced
Pat O'Toole
Ashbourne Meats follows Kepak's lead in imposing weight penalties, as farmers find it difficult to get cattle killed.
24 January 2018 Pedigree
Pedigree Limousin wins carcase competition
A five-year-old Wilodge Vantastic daughter secured the John O’Grady Memorial Trophy.
Limousin society to feature national show champion
This year’s Irish Limousin Cattle Society stand at the Ploughing will feature national show champion Meelickaduff Honda ET.
Pictures and podcast: Irish food in the Gulf
From Kerrygold to Glenisk, Irish food has an increasingly growing footprint in the lucrative Gulf States market – but how much does the food now go for over there?
4 March 2017 News
Herd focus: Boherard Blues
Peter Thomas Keaveney talks to David Pearson about his successful career breeding Belgian Blues.
11 January 2017 Pedigree
Dovea raises €16,100 for Bóthar at Ploughing 2016
Six heifers donated by Dovea Genetics fetched over €16,000 for the charitable organisation Bóthar at the recent National Ploughing Championships.
28 September 2016 Pedigree
Factory prices differ up to €100 a head
Exclusive Irish Farmers Journal research reveals a massive €100 gap in the price being paid amongst Irish factories for the same grade of cattle.
13 July 2016 News
Dept prices show variability in returns
There is no significant change in the beef trade, despite plants in some cases looking to pull prices and talk the trade back.
29 April 2015 Markets
Cows with heifer calves produce more milk than those calving bulls
US study suggests extra milk output associated with having a heifer at first calving can also carry through to the second lactation.
4 February 2015 Pedigree
Limousin Cow Carcase competition
The Irish Limousin Cattle Society will hold a Cow Carcase Competition on 26, 28 and 30 January at Ashbourne Meats.
14 January 2015 Pedigree
Galway breeder wins Belgian Blue All Ireland Senior Heifer
On Sunday, 28 August Ossory show hosted the Belgian Blue senior Heifer All Ireland Final.
6 August 2014 Pedigree
Donegal farmer wins Limousin carcase cow competition
Last week's Ashbourne Meat Processors and Limousin Society's cow carcase competition generated strong farmer interest. The competition culminated with a carcase display offering feedback to producers.
22 January 2014 Pedigree