8% increase in Sheep Ireland’s LambPlus programme
Darren Carty
There are now over 1,450 flocks performance-recording in the Sheep Ireland breed improvement programme, with Texel flocks accounting for 24% of breeders, Suffolk 14.4% and Charollais 14.1%.
14 February 2024 Pedigree
Loosebeare Tommy quickly finds his bearings in Carlisle
Shanon Kinahan reports on some fo the top prices from the British Limousin Society early spring sale in Carlisle on Saturday.
14 February 2024 Pedigree
2023 Pedigree All Stars shine bright
Shanon Kinahan attended the Pedigree Breeders Council All Star Awards on Sunday night, where 16 breed societies celebrated this year's stars.
Gorrycam Turbo sells for 32,000gns at Carlisle
NI bred Limousin bulls had a successful outing at the annual spring sale for the British Limousin Society in Carlisle.
14 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Cow weights a sticking point in ICBF talks
Adam Woods reports from last week’s ICBF stakeholders meeting, where a number of issues remain unresolved.
7 February 2024 Breeding & health
Hillockpoll 1 Ivy flowers into Miss Europe
Mark Hyland and Jack Larkin travelled to Texas this week to Fort Worth stock show and rodeo where Hillockpoll 1 Ivy was crowned Miss Europe, reports Shanon Kinahan.
31 January 2024 Pedigree
IHFA hosts annual all-Ireland awards
Shanon Kinahan attended the prestigious IHFA All-Ireland awards in Portlaois on Friday afternoon where IHFA breeders were awarded for their hard work and dedication
26 January 2024 Pedigree
€5,000 down, €20,000 to go, as IBLA seeks court injunction against ICBF
Chair of the IBLA, Eoin Donnelly, said “this isn’t just a SCEP issue, this is a National Beef herd issue”, reports Shanon Kinahan.
24 January 2024 Pedigree
Pedigree breeders participation in ICBF stakeholder forum in doubt
Adam Woods sits down to chat with Sean Sherman, chair of the pedigree breeder’s council and also board member of ICBF.
24 January 2024 Breeding & health
IBLA to move forward with ICBF injunction
Shanon Kinahan attended an Irish Beef and Lamb Association meeting in Athlone on Wednesday night where a decision was made to move forward with an injunction to prevent the ICBF using updated indices.
18 January 2024 News
Reality of the latest ICBF evaluations for pedigree breeders
Shanon Kinahan spoke to pedigree breeders on their reaction to the ICBF evaluations which were released in November.
17 January 2024 Pedigree
Tarzan crowned king of Elphin jungle at €16,200
Adam Woods reports from Saturday’s annual Christmas Cracker Charolais sale in Elphin Mart.
6 December 2023 Pedigree