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INHFA pulls out of Food Vision group
Declan O'Brien
The hill farmer body cited serious concerns around proposals that the average slaughter age of beef cattle should be reduced to 24 months, as well as fears of a cull of beef cows.
5 November 2022 News
Calving heifers at 36 months ‘leaves behind’ €250/ha – Teagasc
Calving heifers at 24 rather than 36 months also reduces emissions from the suckler herd by 12%, said head of Teagasc knowledge transfer Pearse Kelly.
2 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Full-time president and part-time farmer
UFU president David Brown hosted a visit by agricultural journalists to his Fermanagh farm last Friday.
‘Vital that suckler farming is kept going’ - ICSA
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association suggested that as suckler numbers have already fallen, the herd can’t be blamed when it comes to climate targets.
24 October 2022 News
Tullamore Farm heifer sale preview
All roads lead to Roscrea on Wednesday 26 October for the fifth annual draft sale of heifers from Tullamore Farm. Adam Woods reports.
19 October 2022 Breeding & health
Way out West: Golden weanlings and Limestone cows
Martin Meehan runs his suckler herd in Carran, Co Clare, in the heart of the Burren and produces the golden weanlings the area is renowned for.
12 October 2022 Management
Letter highlighting the importance of soil fertility
"Farming divide - beef and dairy farming" - Michael Molloy, Co Kildare
21 September 2022 Letters
Letter: why are we penalising agriculture
Frank Mockler, Thurles, Co Tipperary: take a look around the world and wonder why are we penalising our agricultural industry?
14 September 2022 Letters
2022 suckler calving statistics improve for third consecutive year
The suckler herd calving statistics have improved for a third year running with a decrease in calving interval and an increase in calves per cow per year figures.
10 September 2022 News
ICBF hits over 3m beef weight records
A huge amount of data comes out of cattle weighing schemes to further the accuracy of breeding indexes.
7 September 2022 Dealer
Over three million beef weight recordings in Ireland since 2019
More than three million cow and calf weights have been recorded with ICBF since the start of 2019.
7 September 2022 News
Aberdeen Angus dominates prime cattle kill
Almost one-quarter of prime cattle processed during the first half of 2022 were Aberdeen Angus.
31 August 2022 Northern Ireland