SCEP farmers have ‘grave concerns’ on beef index changes - ICSA
Noel Bardon
The ICSA claims that its members are uncertain of remaining in SCEP due to new ICBF index changes introduced this week.
29 November 2023 Viewpoints
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 News
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.
SCEP overhaul sought by Sinn Féin
The main opposition party also claimed that the difficulties with SCEP called into question the make-up of the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) board.
29 November 2023 News
Watch: farmer fury in Carrick over ICBF changes
Adam Woods reports from Tuesday night’s meeting in Carrick-on-Shannon.
29 November 2023 Breeding & health
Further SCEP extension to female replacement strategy
SCEP participants who have not satisfied the 50% female replacement requirement on 31 October or 24 November will now have until 22 January 2024 to do so.
24 November 2023 News
Beef Management: grazing forage crops and November SCEP deadline
In this week's Beef Management, Adam Woods takes a look at grazing forage crops, SCEP deadlines and looking after first calving heifers.
22 November 2023 Management
Farmer comments on Irish Farmers Journal survey
Adam Woods takes a look at some of the farmer comments on this week’s farmer survey.
15 November 2023 Breeding & health
Submit SCEP data to receive maximum payment
Survey data should be submitted by the end of November, to release this element of the payment, when payments begin in mid-December.
15 November 2023 News
Farm organisation reaction to index changes
Adam Woods gauges the farm organisation reaction to the current impass on the ICBF changes.
15 November 2023 Breeding & health
ICBF to attend IFA meetings over index changes
IFA's national council will discuss the ICBF beef index changes again after the ICBF addresses association meetings.
15 November 2023 News
ICBF delays rollout of new beef evaluations by one week
The ICBF said it will engage in further communications with both pedigree and commercial beef farmers on the upcoming changes.
14 November 2023 News