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Dairy
Over 2m calves registered in 2022
Barry Murphy
The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) says that, overall, calf births in 2022 have seen an increase on 2021 figures.
2 June 2022 News
'Tinder for cows' used by more than 4,000 farmers
There are currently 4,000 farmers using the bovine dating app which delivers economic, social and environmental benefits.
25 May 2022 Management
Beef Management: Controlling Docks, BDGP and silage safety
In this week's beef management notes, beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at contolling docks in grassland, BDGP stock bull requirements and safety at silage time
ICBF leaves Shinagh House behind
The move to the new offices in Ballincollig was first mooted in 2018 but hasn't been a smooth journey
25 May 2022 Dealer
Calf slaughtering up 16% in 2022
Adam Woods takes a look at data that was presented at last Friday’s Department of Agriculture Dairy Calf working group.
16 May 2022 News
Seven-day timeline to submit BEEP-S weights
From 1 May 2022, weight records must be submitted under the programme within seven days of weighing.
13 May 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: twins with a twist and a strange incident in the night
Taking part in the latest rollout of the DNA registration pilot programme lead to an unexpected twin twist on Tommy Moyles’ farm.
4 May 2022 Farmer Writes
Beef Management Notes: BDGP stock bulls, getting AI right and dairy beef sires
Beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at BDGP stock bull requirements, getting AI right in beef farms and looking ahead to 2023 dairy beef calves.
4 May 2022 Management
Calf prices running 30% behind 2021 levels
The average calf price in marts is now running more than 30% behind the same time last year.
20 April 2022 News
Newford update: sires selected for 2022 breeding season
There are two new additions with a Charolais and Limousin sire replacing two bulls of the same breed, with the remaining bulls for use in 2022 also used in recent years.
13 April 2022 Beef breeding
Which is cheaper - AI or stock bulls?
George Ramsbottom and Stuart Childs from Teagasc and Kevin Downing and John McCarthy from ICBF compare the costs of AI with stock bulls.
13 April 2022 Breeding
Reducing numbers sees Friesian bull price lift
As Friesian bull numbers begin to decline, strong export demand is seeing the average price paid for these calves increase compared with last week.
13 April 2022 Markets