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Pictures and prices: Up to €5.76/kg for weanling heifers at Shorthorn sale

Pushing up to €1,950 at the Moyside/Croghan Beef Shorthorn Club’s annual autumn sale was lot 7A, an in-calf heifer bred by Lismacool Sunny Boy,...

How beef farmers can prepare for a lockdown of their own – winter housing

It has been an abnormal year for the most part following all the restrictions we have faced and are facing with Covid-19, writes Mícheál...

Virtual Irish National Hereford Calf Show with 11 classes

The 2020 Irish National Hereford Calf Show is taking place virtually this year. North Leinster Hereford Branch, which runs the annual event, made the decision...

Break-even price of €4.48/kg for winter finishers – Teagasc

Teagasc has released a series of beef budgets for winter finishing steers, weanling to beef (steers and heifers), store to beef (autumn to autumn)...

Covid-19 restrictions: What level 5 means

The Government has agreed a move to level 5 for a six-week period. A cabinet meeting to assess the NPHET recommendation took place earlier this...

Suckler farmer using Wagyu genetics gearing-up to increase herd to 250 cows

Paul Turley, who farms in Downpatrick, Co. Down, runs a 190-cow suckler farm with a major focus on Wagyu genetics. He has secured a contract with a retailer and beef processor for a year-round supply of Wagyu beef, with payment based on marbling.

‘The dream target is to have 1,000 cows’

The Hayes family, Thomas, Donal, and Liam, milk 240 cows. The owners of Tippeary Cheese have over over 30 varieties of soft cheese, yoghurts, and cultured creams.

GP propose a phasing out of the live export of unweaned calves

The party wants to set a goal of a minimum target of 20,000 ha of afforestation per year over the next decade.

VIDEO: Diversity the key to success on Kildare native’s mixed farm

Trevor Harris run two farms, there is the home farm, 140-acres, which is cattle and sheep both organic and biodynamic certified.

VIDEO: Producing organic grass-fed beef and lamb for decades

The Shackleton family farm 320-acres and having been providing organic grass-fed beef and lamb to their customers since 1996.

Long Read: Farming 500-acres in Vermont, USA

Long Read: Farming 500-acres in Vermont, USA - The Richardson family has a Jersey herd and maple enterprise. They also manufacture split rail fence out of native white ash and white cedar woods.

‘I can be found driving tractors, moving livestock or cleaning sheds’

Aoife Hennessy (22) grew up on a mixed farm, studied agricultural science at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and works for The Cooney Furlong Grain Company.
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Major decline in number of southern cattle moving north for slaughter

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Stronger weanling bulls a tougher sell at Castlerea Mart

“Good” numbers of stock turned out for Castlerea Mart's online-only sale under Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions, according to Brendan Egan. Store heifers met with a...

You are not a real mart-goer if you do not…

Own a pair of dealer boots; Wear a quilted jacket; Attend mart sales weekly; Talk about cattle prices every hour of the day; ...