Climate and environment
Farm-level carbon emissions to be measured on new platform
Amy Forde
Teagasc, along with the Department, ICBF and Bord Bia, has launched a new platform which will allow for whole-farm sustainability assessments and the counting of carbon emissions and removals.
30 November 2022 News
Further progress achieved in ICBF DNA calf registration programme
The turnaround time for DNA samples submitted to the lab was less than four days, providing the potential for animal passports to be circulated in less than 10 days.
30 November 2022 Breeding & health
Thrive: why are there no Friesian bulls in the programme?
Declan Marren outlines why the Thrive programme is concentrating only on beef-sired dairy beef stock.
Clear vision needed to manage beef shift
Farmers are losing out right now relative to market returns.
23 November 2022 Viewpoints
How to Improve carbon footprint reporting
Carbon footprinting has been hugely significant in supporting the marketing and promotion of Irish beef and dairy around the world. Eleanor Murphy, Origin Green sustainability data and analytics manager, looks at ways it can be improved.
Will the new EBI deliver for dairy-beef?
On Wednesday 16 November, the ICBF outlined the proposed changes to the EBI, which includes a new carbon sub-index and an updated beef sub-index.
16 November 2022 Breeding & health
Carbon sub-index added to the EBI
The ICBF and Teagasc have added a new sub-index to the Economic Breeding Index (EBI)
16 November 2022 Breeding & health
Awards galore for Dairymaster, Kerry and ICBF
Dairymaster, ICBF and Kerry were all winning matches this week.
9 November 2022 News
Myth busting 24-month calving in beef heifers
Teagasc is hosting several farm walks throughout the country to help drive suckler farmers to calve heifers at 24 months for economic and environmental benefits.
9 November 2022 Breeding & health
Calving heifers at 36 months ‘leaves behind’ €250/ha – Teagasc
Calving heifers at 24 rather than 36 months also reduces emissions from the suckler herd by 12%, said head of Teagasc knowledge transfer Pearse Kelly.
5 November 2022 News
Jerseys make a comeback
The inclusion of a new carbon sub-index into the EBI is set to benefit the Jersey crossbred cow as her maintenance is lower.
2 November 2022 Dealer
‘Simple mechanism’ for nitrates banding, says Department
The Department of Agriculture has said that it is working on a simple way for farmers to share their milk data.
2 November 2022 News