Can anything stall the suckler slide?
Adam Woods
Adam Woods takes a look at suckler cow numbers and how the industry has changed over the last 10 years.
27 February 2023 Poultry
Source of salmonella outbreak in poultry flocks yet to be identified
Potential sources of infection can include, but are not limited to, an infected broiler breeder flock, cross-contamination in the hatchery and contaminated feed.
22 February 2023 Northern Ireland
Keep focused on the approach to TB
Endless arguments around bovine TB distract from the main objective which must be to ensure DAERA delivers on a new policy.
INHFA issues warning on EPA-funded cull report
The INHFA has come out strong against culling and rewetting proposals included in a draft EPA-funded report.
14 February 2023 News
Record 55,000 wild deer culled
The Irish Deer Commission has pointed that many stakeholders discussing rising deer populations don’t realise that there is already a significant annual cull already.
1 February 2023 News
Time to scan autumn-calving cows
Scanning autumn-calving cows will flag up empty animals in the herd, allowing farmers to tweak feeding plans and consider sale options this spring.
31 January 2023 Management
Deer spreading and populations rising
Researcher Kilian Murphy has tracked changes in the makeup of Ireland’s deer population from 2000 to 2018.
25 January 2023 News
Labour-saving tips for lambing 2023
Getting preparation completed before lambing kicks off will help ease the workload when the time comes.
17 January 2023 Management
Long read: to hell or the hills for the Irish suckler cow
Adam Woods takes a look at some of the pressures coming on suckler beef farmers and how policy will have a huge impact on numbers in the next few years.
29 December 2022 Markets
Beef Management: suckler culling sheme, do I sell or hold on?
Adam Woods takes a look at the options around the suckler reduction/culling scheme and he has some tips for drystock farmers for the holiday period.
21 December 2022 Management
Cow reduction schemes must be ‘very attractive’ for farmers - Taoiseach
When it comes to diversification, it’s about putting in place incentives, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.
21 December 2022 Climate and environment
Letter re: Food Vision beef group
"I see more negativity with the highest cull cow numbers in the last 20 years for dairy and beef cows." - Michael Molloy, Co Kildare.
7 December 2022 Letters