Minister tight-lipped on plan for 200,000 suckler cow cull
Caitríona Morrissey
Minister Charlie McConalogue has not indicated what he will do with the Food Vision report which recommends two suckler destocking schemes.
7 December 2022 News
Farmers react to Food Vision: ‘They’re trying to eliminate our suckler herd’
Niamh Gunn talks to beef farmers to get their views on the Food Vision beef report that recommends two reduction schemes to cut suckler numbers.
7 December 2022 Farm buildings
Designing an efficient and safe handling facility
Constructing a handling facility that works for both farmer and animals requires careful planning and consideration.
North Leinster reign as national Hereford calf champions 2022
The National Hereford Calf Show took place in Tullamore recently. Shanon Kinahan reports.
7 December 2022 Pedigree
Cracking trade at Charolais Christmas cracker
Shanon Kinahan reports from the Irish Charolais Christmas cracker, which saw five bulls sell for over €10,000.
7 December 2022 Pedigree
Best policy for parasite control
Natascha Meunier, Beef HealthCheck Programme manager with Animal Health Ireland, outlines some of the key criteria for dosing stock this winter.
7 December 2022 Breeding & health
Agromek 2022: Danish-built Argo Bag fertiliser bag opener
Danish firm Argo Bag showcased its big fertiliser bag opening unit which makes it easier and safer to open big bags of fertiliser in the spreader.
7 December 2022 Farm machinery
Kelleher to face sheep chair in ICSA president race
Sitting ICSA president Dermot Kelleher and ICSA sheep chair Seán McNamara are both seeking the presidential title farmer organisation.
7 December 2022 News
Vets want tightening of slaughter stunning rules
Veterinary Ireland is also pushing for meat to be labelled with information that would let shoppers know whether an animal was stunned or not before slaughter.
7 December 2022 News
MartBids Database: demand drives buoyant mart trade
The mart trade remains in very positive territory at the moment, reflected in some of the prices being seen in fatstock sales around the country.
7 December 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: €6,500 sale topper for Skibbereen fat stock
It's not every sale where a heifer comes close to making €10/kg, but that's what happened at Skibbereen Mart's fat stock show and sale last Friday.
7 December 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: Raphoe Christmas fat stock shows cream of the crop
Raphoe Mart returned for its annual Christmas fat stock show and sale last Friday, with record entries, crowds and prices.
7 December 2022 Markets