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Over 2m calves registered in 2022
Barry Murphy
The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) says that, overall, calf births in 2022 have seen an increase on 2021 figures.
25 May 2022 News
Slowdown in calf birth registrations
The number of calves registered in the week ending 20 May 2022 was over 5,000 head lower year-on-year, with total birth registrations lagging behind the corresponding period in 2021.
9 March 2022 News
One million calves to be born this spring
Calf registrations are running more than 3000 head above the same time last year with dairy registrations up while beef registrations are down.
Early testing points to lower BVD prevalence
There were 77 animals which recorded an initial positive or inconclusive result without a negative retest result compared to 158 calves for the corresponding period in 2021.
9 March 2022 Schemes
Beef-sired calf births up 3.4% in 2021
The number of beef-sired calf births registered in NI increased by 3.4% during 2021.
19 January 2022 Northern Ireland