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The Irish Farmers Journal in association with the IFA held the first in a series of nine mart demonstrations around the country in Inishowen Co-Op mart on Tuesday night.
By Adam Woods on 22 February 2018
Beef editor Adam Woods visited Fred McKeever in Co Monaghan last week, along with his Teagasc advisor Mairead Kirke, to see how calving was going and what his plans are for breeding 2018.
By Adam Woods on 23 February 2018
Irish Farmers Journal breakfast bulletin: new mart licence and UK meat probe
In the news today, Tuesday 20 February: EU ministers discuss the targeting of payments in the next CAP, marts will need to get a new licence and UK authorities continue to investigate meat labelling.
By Thomas Hubert on 20 February 2018
The ICBF has clarified some confusion generated by recently published eligibility reports as part of the BDGP scheme.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 19 February 2018
BDGP eligibility reports begin to arrive on farms
Herd owners participating in the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) will be receiving eligibility reports for the first time over the coming two weeks.
By on 15 February 2018
The main aim of the progeny-testing model at Tully is to increase the accuracy of genetic evaluations for AI sires.
By Adam Woods on 23 February 2018
The Dealer's interest was piqued by a cattle breeding trip to New Zealand this week.
By The Dealer on 15 February 2018
Beef Editor Adam Woods this week takes a look at buying calves, how to avoid calves ingesting faecal material and SOS events around the country next week.
By Adam Woods on 15 February 2018
The new ICBF Weaning Performance Report has been rolled out to over 2,000 eligible suckler farms around the country.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 15 February 2018
The ICBF has renewed its appeal for farmers to report birth defects that are costing the cattle industry €1.7m annually.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 09 February 2018
Ciarán Lenehan breaks down the new Weaning Performance Report from ICBF.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 15 February 2018
The Dealer is concerned that the land around ICBF must be very wet, if it reckons cattle will still be in the shed by the end of March.
By The Dealer on 08 February 2018
Farmers feared fees for Beef HerdPlus would be increased after Dairy HerdPlus fees saw an increase last week.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 08 February 2018
Dairy farmers are reporting earlier than usual calvings this year, with up to 20% of some herds calved before their due date.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 08 February 2018
Ciarán Lenehan outlines the process for BDGP genotyping self-selection.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 02 February 2018
The ICBF has brought forward the date it will release the next dairy sire evaluation run.
By Aidan Brennan on 01 February 2018
Shane Murphy spoke with Gary McKiernan about the Corlismore Hereford herd.
By Shane Murphy on 01 February 2018
Calving is well under way on Bill O'Keeffe's Kilkenny farm and so far the success rate is high.
By Bill O'Keeffe on 01 February 2018
 Irish Farmers Journal breakfast bulletin: Greencore sale and ICBF fees
In the news today,Tuesday 30 January 2018: Greencore is to sell its British dessert company and ICBF's HerdPlus is to increase its fees.
By Michael Keaveny on 29 January 2018
HerdPlus to increase annual fee by 40%
The ICBF is to increase it’s annual dairy HerdPlus fees by 40%.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 29 January 2018
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