Five tips to move store cattle into the finishing period
Kieran Mailey
Moving cattle from a store phase to intensive finishing diet involves more than just increasing meal levels.
8 December 2023 l2
Farm Tech Talk: star ratings, ACRES and nitrates
The fallout from the delay to ACRES payments, ongoing nitrates uncertainty and the changes to the star ratings among beef breeds are covered on this week's show.
7 December 2023 Dealer
Limousin Society appoints new president
The Society have appointed their first female president since its establishment 50 years ago.
Suckler farmers have lost faith in ICBF – Connacht IFA
This is due to the impact of changes to beef indexes on suckler farmers in SCEP, a statement released by the IFA county chairs in Connacht said.
7 December 2023 News
Water quality drop due to animal feed
Phosphorus was described as “the problem nutrient” for local lakes and rivers at a soil science conference in Belfast this week.
6 December 2023 Northern Ireland
Farmer views: 'The beef side had to go, it was a big blow'
Tommy Moyles, Rachel Donovan and Noel Bardon spoke to dairy farmers about the impact the cut to the derogation would have on their farms.
6 December 2023 News
NI Trends: tight cattle supplies hardens prices; lamb quotes up 5p/kg
There are plenty of positives within the factory trade for prime cattle and fat lambs in Northern Ireland this week.
6 December 2023 Markets
Farmer Writes: wintry weather brings new issues
Nearly every year, after the first frost hits - or at least, after a few successive nights of them - a recurring problem arises.
6 December 2023 Farmer Writes
NI beef price lagging 30p/kg behind Britain
NI prices are behind those paid in Britain, but still compare favourably to those paid across Europe. Kieran Mailey reports
6 December 2023 Northern Ireland
Beef Management: winter finishing sums and weanling health
In this week's Beef Management, Adam Woods takes a look at the sums around winter finishing and weanling health.
6 December 2023 Management
Fond memories of former live exporter Paddy Gernon
Like many other Dubliners, Paddy’s introduction to the livestock trade came courtesy of the Dublin Cattle Market.
6 December 2023 Dealer
Farmer writes: true countrymen are disappearing
"I was privileged to grow up amongst real countrymen, men who were in tune with nature, the weather and folklore."
6 December 2023 Farmer Writes