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105 dairy farmers defy Bord Bia calf slaughter rules
Declan O’Brien
There has been a 40% reduction in the number of calves slaughtered this year compared to 2023, with close to 19,000 culled so far this year.
15 May 2024 News
IFA calls out Asba Meats on slow payments
'[The] IFA is aware of farmers who supplied to Asba Meats, but who had to wait for payment,' said IFA livestock chair Declan Hanrahan.
24 April 2024 Young stock
Fewer calves sent to factories
Adam Woods has the latest on calf slaughtering figures and how they compare with previous years.
Calf slaughter numbers continue to fall
Adam Woods has the latest on this year’s calf slaughter numbers.
20 March 2024 Markets
Calf slaughtering back on 2023 levels
Adam Woods has the latest on the drop in the number of calves being slaughtered in 2024.
21 February 2024 Markets
Decisions to be made for Tullamore bulls
Adam Woods takes a look at the economics of finishing this year’s crop of bulls on Tullamore Farm and whether to sell or feed on.
14 February 2024 Markets
Farming News: factory price gaps, calf slaughtering and labour demand
Our big story this week reveals how the best and worst paying beef factories fared out in 2023.
26 January 2024 News
Bord Bia to red flag 'calf-slaughter' herds
The red-flagging will alert farm inspectors to zone in on calf slaughter and calf management on these farms.
24 January 2024 News
Important caveat to NI beef payment
The beef carbon reduction scheme will inevitably result in a partial redistribution of farm payments.
3 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Beef Trends: positive start to 2024 trade
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest quotes for factory finished stock.
3 January 2024 Markets
Flat deals of €5.50/kg on the table
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including a look to 2024 on what way the trade is headed.
27 December 2023 Markets
Should I be feeding meal ad-lib to my finishing cattle?
Adam Woods takes a look at the economics of ad-lib meal feeding and whether it’s a runner this winter.
24 December 2023 Grass & feeding