New suckler scheme open for business
Adam Woods
Adam Woods takes a look at the new Suckler Carbon Effeciency Programme and guages soem reaction from farmers and farm organisations.
Changes sought to new suckler scheme
The new Suckler Carbon Efficiency programme is due to open for applications in the next few days.
8 March 2023 Sucklers
Breeding for SCEP: increased percentage targets to be met
A breeding event held in Mayo-Sligo mart saw Teagasc adviser Alan Nolan gIve a rundown on the details so far of the upcoming Suckler Cow Efficiency Programme (SCEP).
DNA calf registration can be scaled up – ICBF
Adam Woods takes a look at the results of the ICBF DNA pilot calf registration programme.
25 January 2023 Breeding & health
Angus Stars of the Future set to shine bright for charity
The Angus Stars of the Future Online Timed Genetic Auction in aid of Irish Community Air Ambulance and Bumbleance takes place next weekend.
22 January 2023 Pedigree
Making the most of your ICBF weanling performance report
The BEEP-S programme provided vital financial assistance to the suckler sector. However, using the data from the scheme is where the real value lies for farmers. Declan Marren reports.
18 January 2023 Breeding & health
Making the most of your ICBF dairy beef weight report
Dairy beef farmers should use the report to identify calves from herds that are performing well and those to avoid ahead of this year’s calf buying season.
14 January 2023 Breeding & health
'Time for revision of €uro-Star index' - ICBF
Adam Woods takes a look at who said what at the Teagasc beef conference in Balinasloe this week.
14 December 2022 Breeding & health
High DBI stock bulls eligible for use in new dairy beef scheme
There had been uncertainty among breeders as to whether calves bred off stock bulls would be eligible for payment.
28 October 2022 News
38 animals catalogued at Lisduff production sale
Adam Woods previews the Lisduff Aberdeen Angus production sale which takes place on Saturday 5 November online and on farm.
26 October 2022 Pedigree
A flurry of questions at breeding time
The plethora of sheep breeds in NI has left Derek Robinson questioning his future breeding policy.
28 September 2022 Farmer Writes