Mixed reaction in Mullingar to new SCEP scheme
Adam Woods
Adam Woods reports from the first Suckler Carbon Effeciency Programme (SCEP) information meeting in Mullingar on Tuesday night.
8 March 2023 Markets
Calf prices: Friesian bulls back €7/head as numbers begin to peak
As calf numbers begin to peak at sales, demand remains strong, but increased supply has seen prices slip slightly over the past seven days.
1 March 2023 Management
Beef Management: CBV values and getting cows back in calf
With CBV values going up on mart boards this week, we take a look at what they are and how farmers can use them when buying dairy x calves.
Commercial beef value hits mart boards
The new commercial beef value will now be displayed on mart boards for animals that have been genotyped.
1 March 2023 News
Calf prices: rapid rise in numbers sees prices settle slightly
A huge jump in calf numbers at sales this week has seen good demand for calves over 50kg, while lighter types are a much harder sell.
22 February 2023 Markets
Department confirms changes to nitrates banding
Dairy farmers will now be able to select what milk yield band they propose to be in for 2023.
22 February 2023 News
Calf prices: Friesian bulls dominate - decent demand for calves over 50kg
The new ICBF calf price table displays calves in two age categories, while weight data is now starting to be reported from some marts.
15 February 2023 Breeding & health
No Valentine’s Day card from the Department
Readers will know that 14 February was the date that all dairy farmers were to have their milk yield data sent back to the Department.
15 February 2023 Dealer
Rapid rise in calf numbers at mart sales
Demand for calves at the start of the season is being described as solid, if not spectacular, with customers looking for calves over the 50kg mark.
15 February 2023 News
Calf prices: steady demand for early-born calves
Calf sales across the country are starting to see numbers build, as we report on the first ICBF calf price update of 2023.
8 February 2023 Markets
Genotyping the herd could deliver net benefit of €650m
The cost of genotyping is around €15/head currently, with farmers already paying €5 for tags and postage.
8 February 2023 News
Bord Bia to ratchet up farm audits
Bord Bia has not commented on whether it expects QA bonuses to rise with the new audit regime.
25 January 2023 News