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New carbon-neutral suckler scheme

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Agriculture Matt Carthy TD has welcomed the announcement of a new scheme for suckler farmers. In doing so, he warned that there are...

FG to work with farmers to ‘improve viability’ of dairy calf-to-beef systems

Fine Gael has said that it “understands” the value of the “vibrant” agri-food sector and is “committed” to supporting farmers and food businesses”.

Budget 2021: €5m dairy calf weighing scheme, BDGP and Sheep Welfare Scheme extended

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D, today (Tuesday, October 13th) announced details of his department’s 2021 Budget. The 2021 estimates...

ICBF reach new milestone

The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) has reached a new milestone of 2 million cattle genotyped.

Aubrac breed ticking all the boxes for 70-cow suckler farmer

Aubrac cattle have proven to be game-changers on Alfie Hanbidge’s 70-strong suckler cow herd in Stratford-on-Slaney, Co. Wicklow. The seventh-generation farmer left school at 14...

Buyers on the hunt for BDGP-eligible heifers at Kilkenny

Thursday, September 3rd saw some 800 entries offered for sale at Kilkenny Mart, according to George Candler. A special entry of BDGP-eligible heifers (organised by...

A suckler farming success story: AI, grassland management & data recording

PJ O'Connor - Grassland Agro - UCD PhD - Moorepark - Suckler farming

Opinion: Time for 260 farmers with €1,000 each to develop suckler-beef brand

Ireland’s suckler farmers are totally dependent on payments and subsidies for their income, writes Ger O’Brien, ICSA suckler chair.
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