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MartBids Database: mart numbers increasing to meet demand
Adam Woods
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s mart trade, including what’s happening in the country’s marts.
21 February 2024 Breeding & health
Is there profit potential in dairy-beef systems?
Nicky Byrne, Ellen Fitzpatrick and Jamie O’ Driscoll from Teagasc take a look at the profit potential in dairy-beef systems.
14 February 2024 News
Fall in sucklers to continue – Teagasc boss
Suckler beef is going to remain the dominant enterprise in a large part of the country, albeit with some fall in numbers, Teagasc's Frank O'Mara has said.
Sexed semen new 'buzzword' around calf ring
Mart manager at Tullow Mart Eric Driver said the use of sexed semen in bringing more beef-bred calves to the market is noticeable.
31 January 2024 News
Demand drives early calf prices in Bandon
There was a good proportion of continental-cross calves in this weeks sale in Bandon mart. Most of the heavier ones were selling for close to or over €400.
29 January 2024 Markets
ICBF publishes results of 620,000 cows genotyped last year
The announcement marks another very important day in the genetic improvement journey of the national herd.
27 January 2024 News
Getting ready for 100,000 calves a week being born on Irish farms
Adam Woods previews this week’s 17-page calf supplement and looks at what tips and advice are inside.
24 January 2024 Calves
Could CBV be the game changer in dairy beef?
Adam Woods takes a look at the Commercial Beef Value (CBV) index and what it might do for diary beef systems.
24 January 2024 Calves
New markets key to positive 2024 calf exports
Darren Carty looks back on a positive 2023 for live exports and looks forward to 2024 to see what it has in store for the calf export trade.
24 January 2024 Calves
Farm organisations critical of new dairy beef plan
A stakeholder consultation for the newly proposed 10-point action plan for dairy calf-to-beef was opened last week.
24 January 2024 News
Is the Teagasc 10-point plan on dairy beef 10 years too late?
Adam Woods takes a look at the Teagasc 10-point plan on dairy beef and asks the question: is it 10 years too late?
24 January 2024 Calves
All calves matter
The new CBV index will make it easier for beef farmers to differentiate the good calves from the bad calves.
24 January 2024 Dealer