The end of the road for small-scale suckling
Declan O’Brien
John Moran believes older farmers are being forced out of sucklers by the complexity of support schemes.
21 February 2024 Viewpoints
ICBF needs to own suckler mistakes
Change takes time or else farmers are forced to the cliff edge and they walk away from farming.
31 January 2024 News
Plan to scrap IBR testing in €50/head beef scheme
Proposals for the new beef welfare scheme include meal feeding and vaccination protocols, which could include clostridial vaccination and pneumonia.
Drinagh takes dairy-beef to another level.
A west Cork co-op including myostatin as a topic for a meeting wasn't in the Dealer's bingo card for 2024. Were they looking to take dairy beef breeding to another level wonders the Dealer?
24 January 2024 Dealer
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
Farmer writes: slurry up, silage down
Keeping slurry and silage stocks in check is a bit of a balancing act on most farms this winter, writes Tommy Moyles.
10 January 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: disillusionment with the powers that be
Communication around the changes to the suckler breeding indexes have dominated the news in beef circles of late, but will they have any impact on the sector, asks Tommy Moyles.
13 December 2023 Farmer Writes
Aubracs ticking the box for high altitude French suckler farming
Martin Merrick visited the Rochette father-son duo as part of the Sommet De L’Elevage international visitors farm trips, where Montbeliarde dairy cows have been replaced by an Aubrac suckler herd.
6 December 2023 Pedigree
Teagasc committed to ‘strong future’ for beef sector
Adam Woods reports from the Teagasc national beef conference which took place in Balinasloe on Tuesday night.
22 November 2023 Management
Farmer Writes: Sucklers and finding a CAP that fits
While payments from the latest CAP have got underway recently, ground work for the next one is under way and suckler farmers need to be proactive, argues Tommy Moyles.
1 November 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: survival of the fittest breeding policy
A clear TB test was a relief for Cork farmer Tommy Moyles, with attention now moving to scanning on his farm at Ardfield, Clonakilty.
18 October 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: 'It's been a disheartening back end'
The incessant wind and rain of the last two weeks has seen cattle housed on Tommy Moyles' farm at Ardfield, Clonakilty, Co Cork.
4 October 2023 Farmer Writes