Over 750,000 calves to be DNA-registered in 2024
Darren Carty
There is in the region of 550,000 cows across over 3,800 dairy herds and approximately 200,000 beef cows across 6,670 suckler herds participating in the programme.
1 December 2023 l2
Farm Tech Talk: beef indices, scheme deadlines and nitrates
On this week's Farm Tech Talk episode, the team examines the new beef indices rolled out by the ICBF, the ongoing issues regarding the nitrates derogation and the tight scheme deadlines.
1 December 2023 Breeding & health
In pictures: Angus dominates top 10 ICBF replacement index list
Adam Woods takes a look at the top 10 bulls on the ICBF replacement index.
News Podcast: ACRES bottleneck, ICBF fury and calf transport proposals
Featuring in this week's News Podcast are the issues associated with scheme applications, ICBF evaluation fury and new proposals around live calf transport rules.
1 December 2023 News
Weekend weather: very cold with frost, ice and sleet
Met Éireann has said that this weekend will be very cold, with frost, ice and some wintry precipitation. However, it will be less cold by next week.
1 December 2023 News
In pictures: top 10 bulls on ICBF terminal list
Adam Woods takes a look at the new top 10 list on the ICBF terminal index.
30 November 2023 Breeding & health
Belgian Blues the biggest losers in ICBF changes
Adam Woods has the latest in the ICBF changes taking place to the replacement and terminal indexes.
29 November 2023 Breeding & health
Suckler farmer fury over ICBF changes
Adam Woods reports from Tuesday night’s meeting in Carrick-on-Shannon.
29 November 2023 Markets
Positive energy in Carrick on Shannon
Crowds in their thousands flocked to the Midland and Western Livestock Improvement Society’s annual winter fair in Carrick-on-Shannon.
29 November 2023 Viewpoints
How can I access new €uro-Star beef indices or SCEP eligibility?
Find out how to see the updated €uro-Star indices published on Tuesday 28 November and check if there have been any changes to your herd’s profile.
29 November 2023 News
Beef Management: ICBF indices, fluke and autumn bulls
This week's Beef Management takes a look at the changing ICBF indices and what it means for farmers, fluke control and managing finishing bulls.
29 November 2023 Management
Farmers given short window to amend dairy banding
Farmers can select a different option if they wish to reconfirm their 2023 band given the lower volumes of milk this year.
29 November 2023 News