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‘The notion that calving at 22-26 months will stunt their growth is simply not true’

In this article, Aidan Murray, Teagasc beef specialist, discusses calving heifers at 22-26 months and six-week calving rates. The ICBF 5 Year Trend Report,...

‘What we are looking at is to aim for the €1,000 bull weanling’

As part of this week’s Suckler Focus, That’s Farming speaks to Cormac Duffy about switching from drystock to sucklers and beef prices. Cormac Duffy...

‘Once you get the disease for showing, there is no cure’

As part of this week’s Women in Ag series, That’s Farming speaks to suckler farmer, Gillian Davis, about returning to college, breeding quality suckler...

Emphasis should be on reducing methane, not reducing cows – farm leader

Prof. John Fitzgerald’s proposals to reduce suckler cow numbers were “short-sighted” and “failed to take account of the economic and social contribution made by...

Opinion: Ireland’s 65,000 suckler farmers deserve a break

The 65,000 suckler farmers of Ireland deserve a break, writes Gerard O’Brien, ICSA suckler chair. They produce the cattle that Bord Bia profile on their...

Budget 2021: What suckler farmers should know

Budget 2021 provides €102 million in specific targeted supports for livestock farming, according to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue. He highlighted that €85 million...

‘My goal is to be one of the top pedigree and commercial farmers in Ireland’

As part of our Suckler Focus, That’s Farming speaks to Aiden Moran of Kilmac Charolais.  Aiden Moran farms a 30-strong commercial herd and five pedigree...

Report: Average up €500/head on 2019 levels at Martin O’Connor’s sale

Buyers may not have been physically in attendance at Martin O’Connor’s annual in-calf heifer sale last Friday night, but they most certainly made their...

Clonagh and Jennalyn Simmentals: Meet the Behans who sold a bull for €52,000

Clonagh Herds has scooped national titles at nearly all agricultural shows across the country, and they have just set the bar even higher. Last month,...

Running a 45-cow suckler herd and juggling student life

As part of this week's Student Focus, That's Farming speak to Stefan Maher, a suckler farmer and final-year student at WIT.  Growing up near a rural village...
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