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Beef
Five areas to focus on farm safety
Kieran Mailey
Keep safety in mind as farms move into silage season and other fieldwork is carried out. Outlined are some tips to working safely.
8 May 2024 Pedigree
All roads lead to Lisduff
Shanon Kinahan has all the details you need for the upcoming Lisduff Aberdeen Angus sale.
8 May 2024 News
From feeding silage to making silage in the space of a week
Now is the time to analyse the grass situation and plan ahead - that was the main message from Teagasc dairy specialist in Ballyhaise, James Dunne, at a Teagasc signpost farm walk in Offaly.
Camera at the Mart: red hot forward store and cow trade in Kanturk
There was super demand for cattle at Kanturk Mart this week, with close to a 100% clearance rate. Demand was greatest for forward stores and cows, with farmer buyers driving trade for yearling stock.
8 May 2024 Markets
My Farming Week: Seán Conneely, Bunatubber, Corrandulla, Co Galway
Seán Conneely farms with his father in Bunatober, Co Galway. Originally a suckler and sheep farm, they are converting to dairy.
8 May 2024 News
‘No room for complacency’ on bird flu
This comes as dairy cows in the US have contracted highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).
8 May 2024 News
More questions than answers on TB in cattle
Farmer frustration with bovine TB controls is about much more than a loose comment in a ministerial response to a written parliamentary question.
8 May 2024 Dealer
Beef prices: factories apply pressure to the trade
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest factory quotes for finished animals.
6 May 2024 Markets
US beef mince tests negative for bird flu
Some 30 samples of beef mince taken from retail outlets tested negative for the disease.
2 May 2024 News
Mixed results from winter grazing study
Experiments were conducted in Hillsborough, Co Down over two winters where silage swards were grazed by sheep for three to four weeks from mid-November.
Camera at the Mart: super store trade in Bandon
Grass buyers were out in numbers at Bandon Mart and created solid demand for yearling cattle, while forward stores and heavy cows were targeted by feed lot and factory buyers.
1 May 2024 Markets
Growth rates still lag behind as grass could become tight on farms
Declan Collins looks at the grass stats for this week as growth rates are back 20% this year compared to the five year average.