Breeding for SCEP: increased percentage targets to be met
Martin Merrick
A breeding event held in Mayo-Sligo mart saw Teagasc adviser Alan Nolan gIve a rundown on the details so far of the upcoming Suckler Cow Efficiency Programme (SCEP).
22 February 2023 Letters
Letter about the beef suckler cow scheme
"The scheme will only work if there is a fair compensation for farmers who have toiled for years in suckling." - Tom Moran, Clonbur, Co Galway.
25 January 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: competition for consensus
A tongue twister of a question put to Tommy Moyles over the Christmas break got him thinking about how difficult it has become to reach consensus among farmers.
Survey results: 75% of suckler farmers will join new suckler schemes
Adam Woods has the results of a recent Irish Farmers Journal suckler farmer reader survey.
12 January 2023 Management
Battle of the breeds: which breed came out on top?
Adam Woods takes a look at the 2022 weanling breed analysis and what breed came out on top in terms of 2022 prices.
4 January 2023 Markets
Letter: concerns for the future of suckling
"Asking beef farmers to raise dairy beef is like asking dairy farmers to milk Charolais cows" - Derek Deane – beef farmer, Co Carlow.
14 December 2022 Letters
Minister tight-lipped on plan for 200,000 suckler cow cull
Minister Charlie McConalogue has not indicated what he will do with the Food Vision report which recommends two suckler destocking schemes.
7 December 2022 News
Suckler exit scheme: what has been proposed?
Caitríona Morrissey takes a closer look at the details of the Food Vision beef and sheep report, published this week.
4 December 2022 News
Q&A: proposed suckler reduction scheme - what’s in it?
Caitríona Morrissey dissects the detail of the proposed voluntary extensification scheme recommended in the Food Vision beef and sheep report.
1 December 2022 News
Five cattle management tasks at housing time
There are always management jobs to carry out with cattle around housing time, some of which are outlined.
15 October 2022 Management
Massive differential in gross output on suckler farms
The gross output on the top-third of suckler units was €1,723/ha, compared to €957/ha for the middle third of holdings and €665/ha for the poorest third.
5 October 2022 News
Red hot trade for Charolais weanlings in Swatragh
Charolais bred weanlings were a roaring trade at a special sale in Swatragh Mart.
5 October 2022 Northern Ireland