Grazing conditions, SCEP and Beef Welfare scheme deadlines
Adam Woods
In this week's Beef Management, Adam Woods takes a look at grazing conditions and tips at housing along, with important upcoming deadlines in this year's suckler schemes.
13 September 2023 Markets
Thousands of hill rams genotyped for SIS
Sheep Ireland manager, Kevin McDermott, told farmers at an IFA sheep meeting in Donegal that there should be plenty of eligible hill rams available to meet demand.
9 September 2023 News
SIS genotyped ram action - reader questions revisited
Questions have ramped up again relating to the Sheep Improvement Scheme genotyped ram action, with ram sales in peak activity.
Avoiding beef scheme penalties this autumn
Adam Woods takes a look at what farmers need to do to guarantee the 2023 SCEP and National Beef Welfare Scheme payment.
16 August 2023 Management
Q&A on genotyped ram action
Last week’s Q&A on the genotyped ram action has generated additional questions answered here by Sheep Ireland’s Kevin McDermott.
26 July 2023 Schemes
547,000 dairy cows entered in National Genotyping programme
The cows are present in 3,658 herds, with Cork accounting for over 155,000 cows and Tipperary over 70,000 cows.
26 July 2023 News
The new genotyped ram action – your questions answered
It is not surprising that farmers have many questions, with over 6,000 participants in the new Sheep Improvement Scheme needing to purchase a genotyped ram in 2023.
19 July 2023 Sheep breeding
Deadline for genotyping tender
The ICBF expects up to 160,000 genotyping samples to be sampled per week in 2024.
5 July 2023 Dealer
New genotyping scheme: your questions answered
With strong demand anticipated for the €83m five-year National Genotyping Programme, the ICBF has answered key farmer questions on the scheme.
22 June 2023 News
National genotyping programme launched
Launched on Wednesday, the National Genotyping Scheme os open for applications until 14 July.
21 June 2023 News
Beef Management: grass and worm explosion needs to be dealt with
Adam Woods takes a look at grassland management, worm control and how to sign up to the new national genotyping programme.
21 June 2023 Management
Twinkle twinkle Eurostar
Adam Woods takes a look at beef indexes and how farmers can choose bulls to drive genetic gain in their herd.
7 June 2023 Pedigree