Northern Ireland
Calving interval target in Scotland suckler scheme
David Wright
The Scottish Government has announced some changes to its long-running suckler support scheme
14 February 2024 News
Fall in sucklers to continue – Teagasc boss
Suckler beef is going to remain the dominant enterprise in a large part of the country, albeit with some fall in numbers, Teagasc's Frank O'Mara has said.
24 January 2024 Dealer
All calves matter
The new CBV index will make it easier for beef farmers to differentiate the good calves from the bad calves.
Pedigree breeders participation in ICBF stakeholder forum in doubt
Adam Woods sits down to chat with Sean Sherman, chair of the pedigree breeder’s council and also board member of ICBF.
24 January 2024 Breeding & health
Farmer Writes: countdown to calving commences
Preparations are under way for calving on Tommy Moyles' farm at Ardfield, Clonakilty, as he works out what to move where ahead of a busy few weeks.
24 January 2024 Farmer Writes
Bord Bia expects up to 40,000 fewer finished cattle in 2024
Supplies of finished cattle are expected to tighten further over the coming year, according to Bord Bia.
19 January 2024 News
Suckler farmers being hit hard on many fronts - ICBF chair
The chair of the ICBF, Michael Doran, answers a number of key questions on the changes to the suckler beef indexes.
13 December 2023 News
Teagasc’s Newford herd moves from Athenry to Roscommon
The new farm has extensive cattle wintering facilities and some of these will be used for the Newford suckler herd, with the remaining facilities used as a specialised winter finishing beef unit.
30 November 2023 News
Calf registrations from beef cows fall by 53,000
While almost 7% fewer calves were registered from beef cows so far this year, the number of calves registered to dairy cows increased by more than 1%.
8 November 2023 News