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Beef
Factories showing ‘no regard’ for beef farmers - IFA
Amy Forde
The IFA said that the facts of the market are very much at odds with the negative messages coming from some factories.
13 February 2024 News
Irish companies exhibit at world’s leading organic trade fair
BioFach takes place in Germany from 13 to 16 February, where Irish organic food and drink companies will target export opportunities.
24 January 2024 News
Up to 80% of organic beef and lamb to be exported in future
Bord Bia is expecting a fourfold increase in organic beef and a sixfold rise in organic lamb output by 2030.
Positive Farmers Conference: improving the value of dairy beef calves
Declan Collins reports from the Positive Farmers Conference, where Padraig French outlined where calf markets are and the direction of travel.
12 January 2024 Breeding & health
Martbids Database: weanling trade ends 2023 on a positive note
Adam Woods takes a look at this week’s weanling trade and what’s happening the cattle trade.
20 December 2023 Markets
Agritechnica 2023: 16 Irish companies compete with world's best
Sixteen Irish machinery manufacturers showcased their world-class level of engineering to a global audience of over 470,000 people at Agritechnica. Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney report.
13 December 2023 Farm machinery
If Irish beef PGI could follow Irish whiskey lead . . .
It is a very different product and market, but the success of Irish whiskey in export markets could inspire a PGI grass fed beef brand.
26 November 2023 News
Straw shortage is not a surprise
Crops are not emerging and tillage farmers are in a real crisis financially and looking at unharvested cereals, potatoes and beet.
15 November 2023 Viewpoints
Mart managers call for consultation on calf sale rules
The marts insisted that any new rules on calf movements must protect the export trade.
8 November 2023 News
There is 'no food crisis' as Brazilian farmers hit record yields
Pedro Dejenka spoke about South America’s quest to become a sustainable superpower of food production at the Barnett Hall conference.
8 November 2023 News
Mart managers call for consultation on calf sale rules
The marts insisted that any new rules on calf movements must protect the export trade.
5 November 2023 News
Reliable organic supports ‘essential’ to advance Irish product range
Over 4,000 farmers were enrolled in the Organic Farming Scheme in 2023, with the scheme now open for another tranche of applicants.
3 November 2023 Schemes