Northern Ireland
Cattle forecast points to increase in supply
Kieran Mailey
Industry forecasts show an increase in beef cattle standing on NI farms when compared to the previous year.
12 June 2024 News
Teagasc to host open day at Johnstown Castle
The open day will demonstrate technologies and practices for efficient, environmentally sustainable, profitable and more resilient farming systems, and the supports available to implement them.
13 May 2024 Markets
Factories facing backlash on beef price pull
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest factory quotes for finished cattle.
Cautious optimism for beef trade in 2024
After one of the worst spring seasons in many years, the outlook is beginning to improve for beef farmers as live exports surge.
Beef prices: factories make move to pull quotes
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade including the latest factory quotes for factory finished animals.
15 April 2024 Markets
Buying stores to graze: Do the costs stack?
Where farmers are planning to purchase store cattle to graze and finish, doing up a budget before buying is advised. Kieran Mailey reports.
10 April 2024 Northern Ireland
New NI chief vet to review TB policy
NI chief vet Brian Dooher is to review DAERA’s bovine TB policy, Agriculture Minister Andrew Muir has said.
13 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Beef prices fall short of finishing costs
Beef prices are running below finishing costs, putting farmers into loss making territory this spring
13 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Dairy beef sector to be examined in detail in national farm survey
The move is to monitor the dairy beef sector's annual financial and technical situation.
8 March 2024 News
Teagasc to run 98ac organic beef finishing farm in Wexford
Teagasc has said both early and late maturing beef breeds will be included in the trials.
29 February 2024 News
IFA calls for phasing out of stars ahead of ICBF stakeholder meeting
IFA president Francie Gorman said the ICBF stakeholder forum has to address the genuine concerns that suckler farmers and pedigree breeders have with the recently published indices.
31 January 2024 News
Solid start to calf trade in Bandon as continentals make up to €585
The calf trade in Bandon has got off to a solid start in 2024 and it appears there is a change of guard in terms of what breed of calf is making up the bulk of the sale compared with other years.
22 January 2024 Markets