Beef farmers need to ask more questions when buying calves
Rachel Donovan
A lot of dairy farmers are using very poor-quality Hereford and Angus sires according to Alan Dillon, co-ordinator of Teagasc's DairyBeef 500 programme.
29 March 2023 News
Easter buying bolstering Ramadan demand
Factories are keen to maximise their throughput and this is reflected in last week’s kill increasing by almost 14,000 head to reach 67,085.
29 March 2023 News
Slaughter of calves under six weeks 'not socially acceptable'
Teagasc Grange reserach officer Nicky Byrne said farmers know if they use better beef genetics they can produce a higher quality calf, irrespective of cow type.
Calf rearing series: hitting target weights at every stage
In the final part of the calf rearing series, Declan Marren looks at the importance of hitting growth targets at every stage throughout the system.
15 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Commercial beef value hits mart boards
The new commercial beef value will now be displayed on mart boards for animals that have been genotyped.
1 March 2023 News
Minister, factories and Bord Bia lambasted at ICSA sheep protest
ICSA members gathered at Dáil Eireann and the Department of Agriculture on Tuesday 28 February to seek financial support for the crisis facing the sheep sector.
28 February 2023 News
MartBids Database: average heavy bullock price hits €3/kg
The mart remains the place to sell for farmers operating with small numbers, as prices outstrip what is on offer based on factory quotes.
15 February 2023 Markets
Department foots €20m bone and meat disposal bill
The Department of Agriculture has been faced with a steep annual bill for the disposal of certain cattle bones and meat.
15 February 2023 News
Dairy Beef 500: stocking rate still key driver of profitability
Dairy beef farmers operating at higher stocking rates are delivering the greatest new margin/hectare in the programme. Declan Marren writes.
8 February 2023 Grass & feeding
MartBids Database: roaring ringside trade continues
The positive beef market continues to deliver big prices in marts across the country, with large cow numbers as sellers make the most of the trade.
1 February 2023 Markets
Thrive: end zone in sight for 24-month systems
Farms operating a 24-month dairy calf to beef enterprise are entering the final weeks of feeding pre-slaughter.
1 February 2023 Grass & feeding
What to do with dairy-beef stock that have fallen behind target weight
Coming up with a plan as soon as possible once a period of underperformance has been detected is key to minimising the disruption to your production system.
25 January 2023 Grass & feeding