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Beef
Camera at the Mart: organic weanlings hit €4/kg in Elphin
Adam Woods
Adam Woods report from Elphin Mart's special organic sale of cattle last Monday night.
10 April 2024 Beef breeding
‘Breeding is a long-term game and we are aiming for a balanced bull’
Adam Woods visits Gigginstown Farm in Westmeath to talk all things Aberdeen Angus with farm manager Joe O’Mahony.
9 April 2024 Management
Weaning time for early autumn-born calves
Suckler calves born in August and September should be coming close to weaning and is a task that some farmers will complete before turnout.
Watch: Charolais heifers top Elphin trade
Niamh Murphy reports from Wednesday’s heifer sale in Elphin Mart in Co Roscommon.
5 April 2024 Markets
Martbids Database: cattle trade eases a little
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s cattle trade, including what’s happening in the country’s marts.
3 April 2024 Markets
Beef breeding 2024 ready to roll
Adam Woods previews what’s inside this week’s special beef breeding focus ahead of the busy 2024 breeding season.
3 April 2024 Breeding & health
Camera at the Mart: exporters light up weanling trade in Balla
Bull weanlings suitable for the continent were the real talking point of Tuesday night’s trade in Balla Mart.
27 March 2024 Markets
Speculation over Ballinakill Mart changes
Adam Woods has news of new management at a big midlands mart.
27 March 2024 News
Five tips to prepare store cattle for sale
Cattle that are well presented in the sale ring will attract greater buying interest. Here are some tips to prepare animals for selling live.
23 March 2024 Management
Beef Management: vaccinations, castration and cashflow
Adam Woods takes a look at vaccinations, castration and cashflow on drystock farms.
20 March 2024 Management
Smashing spring show and sale in Cahersiveen.
There was an excellent trade for cattle across the board at the spring show and sale at Iveragh co-operative mart in Cahersiveen this week, with very few cattle making under €3/kg.
20 March 2024 Markets
Wet weather disrupts grazing plans
Adam Woods takes a look at what the grazing plan should be once the current wet weather passes.
20 March 2024 Grass & feeding