Northern Ireland
Muir digs in on 5ha claim area
Peter McCann
Minister Muir dismissed the argument that small farms should be allowed to claim the new Farm Sustainability Payment as it can help with getting planning permission.
Leeway with suckler payment ruled out
Late calving cows in some herds may not meet requirements under the Suckler Cow Scheme which is planned to open next year.
5 June 2024 Animal Health
Late calving cows: cull them or breed them?
Adam Woods takes a look at the problem of late calving cows and what options are available to farmers.
Hitting €1,700 for weanlings in Ballinrobe
Adam Woods previews next week’s Irish Grassland Association beef event taking place just outside Ballinrobe in Co Mayo on Tuesday 11 June.
5 June 2024 Management
Farmer Writes: breeding season progressing
Breeding season is getting under way for the cows on Tommy Moyles' farm at Ardfield, Clonakilty, but there's no line drawn through calving yet.
29 May 2024 Farmer Writes
Top tips for getting suckler cows back in calf
Adam Woods takes a look at what’s important in terms of getting suckler cows back in calf
Doing the simple things well in Cork
Thomas Condon visits the Finneran farm in Carrignavar in Co Cork to see how Gerard and Nuala are going to manage the breeding season.
No windfall for suckler beef in new schemes
David Wright assesses the impact new beef schemes might have on payments to suckler to beef farms.
10 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Calving interval target in Scotland suckler scheme
The Scottish Government has announced some changes to its long-running suckler support scheme
3 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Suckler scheme must have farmers on board
The scheme could be used as a means of getting quality data off farms so it needs to be open to as many suckler farmers as possible
20 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Organic status not compromising output in Offaly
Ken Gill is proof that beef output doesn’t have to be compromised when it comes to an organic farm.
9 March 2024 Sucklers