Derogation loss would cut margins €980/ha in high-yielding herds - ICOS
Noel Bardon
The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture is three weeks into its series of hearings on the derogation.
25 February 2024 News
Over 50,000 fewer cattle aged six to 18 months on farms on 1 January 2024
The latest animal identification and movement data showed over 34,000 extra cattle on farms aged from 24 to 36 months of age.
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.
Dairy cow kill increases by 81,598 head since 2019
The increase in dairy cull cow throughput is not surprising given growth in the national dairy herd in recent years and pressure on margins in 2023.
9 February 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
Teagasc 10 point action plan for dairy beef
Adam Woods reports from last week's launch of the stakeholder consultation process of the Teagasc ten-point action plan on dairy calf to beef systems in Ireland.
24 January 2024 Calves
My Farming Week: Niall Nicholson, Crosshaven, Co Cork
Niall Nicholson is grazing his dry cows on fodder rape ahead of calving season which kicks off in mid-January.
10 January 2024 News
UCD to review Teagasc nitrates figures
The meetings of the Water Quality Working Group take place in the backdrop of the derogation dropping from 250kg N/ha to 220kg N/ha.
20 December 2023 News
Pasture in the diet is key for profit
The amount of pasture harvested and the percentage of pasture in the diet are the two big determinants of profit, according to Australian consultant David Beca.
13 December 2023 Grass & feeding
Zero grazing outperforms silage, study finds
The results highlight the “practical challenges” of wilting grass to a suitable dry matter for making silage from August onwards.
13 December 2023 Northern Ireland
Beef Trends: quotes continue upward movement
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest quotes for factory-finished cattle.
13 December 2023 Markets
Decision due next week on nitrates mitigation measures
The water quality group will make a decision by next week on research presented by Teagasc on measures that would allow farmers some flexibility on the upcoming 220kg N/ha limit.
8 December 2023 News