No need for SCEP scepticism
Adam Woods
Adam Woods takes a look at what’s covered in this week’s SCEP special.
National Sheep Breed Improvement Levy increasing to 15c/head
The 7c levy charged on every animal processed in the five main sheep factories since 2012 will increase to 15c/head for every animal processed in these plants from 1 April 2023. Darren Carty reports.
Almost 6,000 hill rams needed for Sheep Improvement Scheme
With hill flocks making up just 55 of the 1,744 flocks performance recording with Sheep Ireland, Kevin McDermott says there is huge potential to develop a structured breeding programme.
20,000 herds targeted in new suckler scheme
Payment in the scheme is frontloaded at a rate of €150 on the first 10 cows in the herd and €120 thereafter.
15 February 2023 Schemes
Farm policy developments to watch in 2023
There is already a heavy agricultural policy agenda on the cards for 2023. Anne Finnegan, policy analyst, looks at the big ticket items farmer need to follow this year.
4 January 2023 News
Big in the US: how this farmer is breeding small cows with big appetites
Michael Cox reports from the US state of Oregon, where the Cowan family is breeding Jersey cows for a grass-based system.
28 December 2022 Breeding & health
€28m issued to 14,500 suckler farmers in BDGP
Added to recent BEEP-S and dairy-beef calf programme payments, beef farmers have been issued some €70m in the past week.
12 December 2022 News