Over 50,000 fewer cattle aged six to 18 months on farms on 1 January 2024
Darren Carty
The latest animal identification and movement data showed over 34,000 extra cattle on farms aged from 24 to 36 months of age.
21 February 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: on target with grazing for 2024
I feel we never have enough grass in the spring and always have no problem getting it all grazed.
21 February 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: farmer buyers front up in Cahir
Farmer buyers drove the calf trade in Cahir Mart on Friday night last, as exporters took a bit of a backseat. Beef-cross calves were especially in demand and farmers were anxious to snap them up.
Is there profit potential in dairy-beef systems?
Nicky Byrne, Ellen Fitzpatrick and Jamie O’ Driscoll from Teagasc take a look at the profit potential in dairy-beef systems.
21 February 2024 Breeding & health
Sexed semen revolution on Irish farms
The lower stocking rate cap will mean dairy farmers in general need less dairy replacements.
14 February 2024 Viewpoints
Farmer Writes: calving well under way
Calving kicked off on Padraig Callanan's farm in Abbeyleix in the second week of January.
7 February 2024 Farmer Writes
Teagasc 10 point action plan for dairy beef
Adam Woods reports from last week's launch of the stakeholder consultation process of the Teagasc ten-point action plan on dairy calf to beef systems in Ireland.
24 January 2024 Calves
IFA calls for accelerated use of sexed semen on dairy farms
The IFA has updated its calf husbandry policy to reflect the new technologies and breeding tools which are now available to farmers.
14 December 2023 News
Dairy beef calves an opportunity - Teagasc
Laurence Shalloo was speaking at an ICOS dairy seminar in Cork, where he outlined the opportunity from dairy beef to produce profitable beef at a low carbon footprint.
5 December 2023 News
Certified Irish Angus launches new elite breed improvement programme
Shanon Kinahan brings you the details of the Certified Irish Angus elite breed improvement programme.
29 November 2023 Pedigree
Keeping it simple this breeding season
North Antrim dairy farmer Robert McConaghy has decided to use only three bulls across his herd.
22 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Big rewards from investing in dairy genetics
Farmers attending an AI Services meeting heard how investing in good genetics delivers multiple benefits for dairy farms.
15 November 2023 Northern Ireland