Northern Ireland
UK pig herd in a sharp decline
David Wright
Sow numbers across the UK are down by around 15%, anaylsis by AHDB suggests.
Thrive systems economics in black and white
Declan Marren breaks down the numbers behind the various Thrive systems to examine the profitability of a dairy-beef enterprise.
6 August 2022 News
Thrive: all roads lead to Cashel for demo farm open day
The Thrive demo farm open day will showcase all aspects of dairy beef production and outline the financial performance of the farm over the last three years.
Making the grade – carcase performance in 2021
Despite using high beef merit AI-sired calves, hitting carcase specification consistently remains a challenge with dairy-beef systems. Declan Marren writes.
5 August 2022 Breeding & health
Thrive dairy calf-to-beef demo farm open day
The Thrive demonstration farm will open its gates to the public for a national open day on 9 August. Declan Marren writes.
3 August 2022 Breeding & health
NI round-up: payment frequency, bird flu and vet medicines
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
13 July 2022 Northern Ireland
More prime pigs coming off NI farms
Total NI slaughterings are virtually unchanged, but fewer pigs are being imported from the Republic of Ireland.
13 July 2022 Northern Ireland
Big jump in cattle and sheep kills for April
The cattle kill was up 24,000 head in April compared with 2021, increasing from 137,000 to 161,000.
29 May 2022 News
Protecting our brand image
We can point to numerous examples of where brands have been damaged, in some cases fatally, where the brand image sold to the consumer did not match the reality of the production system.
18 May 2022 Editorial
Calf slaughtering up 16% in 2022
Adam Woods takes a look at data that was presented at last Friday’s Department of Agriculture Dairy Calf working group.
16 May 2022 News
Beef Management: have you done a budget for summer grazing purchases?
A look at some of the costs associated with summer grazing, what to do if grass is tight, and preventing tetany in suckler cows.
13 April 2022 Management
Science supports call for early slaughter premium
Adam Woods has news of a new carbon report being rolled out by ABP to its beef finisher suppliers.
6 April 2022 News