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British Friesian

James O'Sullivan has perfected the basics of dairy-to-beef systems on his Cork farm, where all male calves are finished to beef at 22-24 months, with a target weight of 330kg.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 12 April 2018
Selective buying across most breeds at the first of the spring bull sales in Cillín Hill.
By Shane Murphy on 29 March 2018
Clare Macra is hoping to raise funds for the continued growth of Macra na Feirme in the county.
By Contributor on 29 March 2018
Strong beef prices and demand for manufacturing beef is continuing to place a firm floor under the prices of fleshed cows at marts.
By Nathan Tuffy on 01 March 2018
There has been a surge in numbers this week, with a higher percentage of young calves coming on stream and reducing average sale prices.
By Darren Carty on 26 February 2018
Kieran Broderick has a clear plan in his head about where his dairy beef operation is going, writes Ciarán Lenehan.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 25 January 2018
Strong beef prices and demand for manufacturing beef are placing a firm trade at mart rings for cull cows.
By Nathan Tuffy on 18 January 2018
At many marts in predominantly suckler areas of the country, the demand and prices paid for top-quality suckler cull cows are a strong talking point among farmers.
By Nathan Tuffy on 21 December 2017
My farming week: Mervyn Busteed, Lisapooka, Bandon, Co Cork
Fresh from a big result at the fatstock sale in Skibbereen Mart last week, Co Cork farmer Mervyn Busteed talks to Patrick Donohoe about the sector.
By Patrick Donohoe on 06 December 2017
My farming week: Gerard Burns, Valentia Island, Co Kerry
Gerard Burns is a dairy farmer on Valentia Island, milking 40 cows. He spoke to Patrick Donohoe about his farming week and life on the island.
By Patrick Donohoe on 27 September 2017
In the past few weeks, the amount of cows being scanned has increased substantially. Farmers in some areas are starting to offload cull cows as a result of poor weather and reducing grass supplies.
By Nathan Tuffy on 14 September 2017
Denis Lahart is on track to grow 17tDM/ha this year. Visitors to the recent Grass10 farm walk found out how. Aidan Brennan reports
By Aidan Brennan on 07 September 2017
Aidan Brennan meets Cathal Moran, who has increased the size of his farm by taking on leased land.
By Aidan Brennan on 23 July 2017
John Oliver converted his suckler beef and sheep farm near Limavady to dairy two years ago. Peter McCann reports.
By Peter McCann on 15 June 2017
A guide to special and upcoming sales in the marts in the coming weeks A guide to special and upcoming sales in the marts in the coming weeks.
By Nathan Tuffy on 11 May 2017
There was an extremely busy sale in Bandon this bank holiday Monday, with 420 bullocks on offer.
By Tommy Moyles on 17 April 2017
There was a larger than normal turnout of continental bullocks in Bandon this Monday.
By Tommy Moyles on 10 April 2017
My farming week: Séaghan Ó Súilleabháin, Dromin, Cill Airne, Co Ciarraí
As part of Seachtain na Gaelige, David Leydon speaks to a young dairy farmer in Co Kerry.
By Farmers Journal on 15 March 2017
A guide to special and upcoming sales in the marts in the coming weeks.
By Nathan Tuffy on 23 February 2017
A guide to special and upcoming sales in the marts in the coming weeks around the country.
By Nathan Tuffy on 16 February 2017
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