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*2 days remaining* Win a 5-year-old Simmental cow and heifer calf

With the cancellation of fundraisers due to Covid-19, one rural-based GAA club in Roscommon has acted creatively to ensure its survival. The aim of ‘Molly...

‘If approved, this PGI status has the potential to improve the market positioning of Irish beef’

Stakeholders on the Beef Taskforce have agreed in principle to support the draft application for PGI status for Irish grass-fed beef. Following yesterday’s meeting, the Minister for Agriculture,...

‘I was 14-years-old when I bought my first heifer at the local mart’

Fourth-generation farmer, Ciaran Conway, hails from Killawalla, 10km from Westport, in Co. Mayo. The 18-year-old divides his time between the family farm and his Leaving...

Avoid panic-selling by knowing the value of your weanling’

Most suckler farms that have spring-born calves will be preparing to sell these weanlings in the coming weeks, writes Katie O’Toole, Walsh Scholar, Teagasc Galway/Clare. Currently,...

How farmers can reduce the amount of greenhouse gases they produce

Northern Ireland is experiencing more extreme weather events than ever before, writes CAFRE. 2020 Met Office records inform us that we have experienced the wettest...

VIDEO: BEEP-S – Everything you need to know about faecal sampling

At this stage, weighing has been carried out on most farms participating in the BEEP-S Scheme as part of action one, writes Catherine Egan,...

VIDEO: Stress-free weaning on 96-cow suckler farm

Newford Farm aims to reduce stress during the weaning process on both cows and calves. In this video, Iarlaith Collins, farm manager on the Newford...

Beef cow numbers fall by over 180,000

If we look at CSO data and compare the year 2000 with 2019, dairy cow numbers have increased by 328,000 or 28%, writes Liam...

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...

‘If you have no milk in your females, you have nothing’ – suckler farmer

The North East Simmental Club will host its second annual commercial breeding heifer sale in the coming week. 16 in-calve, 22 maidens and 10 weanling...

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Major decline in number of southern cattle moving north for slaughter

Base quotes for-in spec U-3 grade prime cattle ranged from 354- 360p/kg across plants in Northern Ireland this week, according to the Livestock and...

‘Quad bikes and scramblers are not toys’

The RSA and An Garda Síochána have launched a new public awareness campaign to highlight the dangers of quad bikes and scramblers pose to...

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; ...