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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...

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...

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...

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...

It advises me that I should get rid of all my cows’ – suckler and sheep farmer

IFA national sheep vice-chairman, Kevin Comiskey, is among those angered by TB herd history risk statements issued to farmers. He farms 17 suckler cows, 90...

VIDEO: Cow and calf pairing makes over €5,500

A top call of £5,000 (approximately €5,520) was recorded for a cow-heifer and calf pairing at a beef breeding sale held at Caledonian Marts...

Full clearance at Tateetra and Rathmore Farms’ sale with average just shy of €1,350

A 500-strong suckler cow herd defied the beef gloom on Friday night (October 2nd) when one of its December-2019-born commercial heifers sold for €4,100...

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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; ...