It's neck and neck between the Angus and Limousins in breeding league
The Aberdeen Angus is edging close to top position in the pedigree breeding league.
The Aberdeen Angus is edging close to top position in the pedigree breeding league.
Technological advances tend to pass me by, but a number of weeks ago I acquired a...
His experience over the years has left Michael McCall, in no doubt that the Aubrac are...
A joint venture company, formed by Kepak Group and Oliver Carty, has agreed terms to acquire a majority shareholding in Greene Farm Foods, Ballygarvey, Rathowen, Co.
Independent TD, Mick Wallace has defended his stance on Irish food production and has said he is not 'attacking farmers'.
A leading breeder of champions tops the entry for the elite breed sale of the year, the Irish Charolais Cattle Society Christmas Crackers at Elphin Mart, Co Roscommon on Saturday.
The negative effect that age profiling and the four movements rule are having on trade is plain to be seen at marts this week.
You can't manage what you don't measure is an old but very true saying.
Wagyu beef is the champagne of the meat world. The prime cut, if you will.
FARMERS have just eight days left to submit genotyping samples, survey data and complete a carbon navigator in order to secure next month's Beef Data and Genomics payment.
John Lalor and his family run a dairy calf to beef system on their farm outside Ballyfin, Co Laois.
The recent Trade Mission to Algeria helped to raise the profile of Irish livestock amongst the Algerian buyers, according to Claudia Saumell Bord Bia’s Africa Manager.
Bord Bia has won €3m in EU funding to promote beef and lamb in China and Japan.
A ten month old weaning heifer from the Clew Bay herd at Westport topped the trade at the 11th Annual Salers crossbred heifer sale at Gort Mart, Co. Galway.
Live exporters are currently seeking cattle for a boat to Libya, according to ICSA beef chairman Edmond Phelan.
UNLIKE the weather, the factory price for beef is starting to heat up ever so slightly.
A meat plant employee, who carries out euthanasia of cattle before slaughter, has been threatened not to turn up for work in a dispute about the take-over of the premises by a bank-appointed receiver, the High Court heard.
Some mart mangers I spoke over the weekend reckon that after a couple of weeks when numbers were seen to ease, last week saw bigger sales return.
Grass growth in 2016 has matched last year’s record levels in parts of the south and east, but growth in the west took a hammering as a result of the heavy rainfall from May to September.
It was a day to remember for a Limerick Angus breeder who topped the sales in addition to making a clean sweep of awards in the female class at the Munster Branch Irish Angus Show and Sale at GVM Mart, Kilmallock.
During my visit to this year's Ploughing Championships I happened to run-into Paddy Kent, an old friend from my ICSA days. After catching up on farming issues Paddy took me aside and said that he had a book which I might find interesting.
Another bumper year for beef production is being forecast for 2017 with supplies set to be the highest since 2004.
The Minister for Agriculture has been called on to take action following the decision by Cork Marts to pull out of the live export of calves.
Irish beef exports to the UK slumped in September as an unfavourable exchange rate continues to make Irish beef less attractive to UK buyers.
Consolidation in the Irish beef processing industry continues with Kepak Group agreeing terms to acquire John Kelly Meats, Drumquin, Co. Clare.
The experts told us Donald Trump could never be president of the USA; they told us we would never beat the All Blacks in rugby or Austria in soccer and for much of this year beef farmers were told the autumn would see a total melt down in price.
The beef sector is no longer prepared to be the ‘sweetener’ for trade deals, particularly Mercosur the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has said.
Michael Heslin farms in Gortlettragh, Co Leitrim. He converted to organic farming with IOFGA in 2009 and around about the same time he became involved with social farming.
As we head into the winter it is very disappointing to see how beef prices have collapsed. We are now well into the third month of low prices after Brexit, with little talk on how to counteract this problem.
The year is quickly drawing to a close and, across the country, cattle are being put into sheds for the winter.
The risk of disease due to liver fluke infection is high for most parts of the country apart from isolated areas of the east and southeast, according to the Department of Agriculture.
Retail expenditure on beef during 12 weeks ending 9 October 2016 totalled £448.8million in the UK,
Following months of negotiation, it appears farm organisations and Bord Bia have come to an agreement on the development of a new Beef and Lamb Quality Assurance Scheme.
Taxing greenhouse gas emissions from food production could save more emissions than are currently generated by global aviation, and lead to half a million fewer deaths from chronic diseases according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change.
Tipperary TD Jackie Cahill told the Dail recently that Larry Goodman's interest in the Irish beef industry is growing
Tensions between the Charolais Society and the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) have been strained to breaking point following the exclusion of linear scores for many of the bulls entered into the breed's annual December sale.
The buying and selling of farm animals through marts has undergone some change over the years and it is well worth knowing the legal implications attached to the sale of animals under specific descriptions such as 'breeding heifers', 'in calf heifers', 'breeding bulls'..
A Crossmolina breeder couldn't believe his luck when the bidding for his home bred bull, Crossmolina Logan, soared to €7,000 before the fall of the auctioneer's hammer at the Irish Charolais Society Show and Sale at GVM Mart, Tullamore on Saturday afternoon.
One thing which makes me angry is that when the price of beef drops, it always seems to bring out the opportunists who have a go at the grid.
Bord Bia Amsterdam is driving Irish beef sales in the Netherlands by exploiting the Dutch appetite for stews during the harsh winter months and is encouraging them to explore “Ierse stoofpotjes” (Irish Stew) with recipes and cooking tips on a unique website - irishbeef.nl - as well...
Frustration and anger among beef farmers is very high at the moment, IFA Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said.
Following on from last month's article on the autumn grassland rotation planner, many of you should be reaching your target of 60pc of the farm closed by the end of this week.
The potentially increased costs for national bovine identification tags further strengthens the case for immediate and meaningful Department of Agriculture financial supports towards the cost of tags and BVD testing.
Four months on since Irish manufacturing beef, which is used for mince-based products, was granted access to the US none has been exported.
A review of the controversial beef grid will be on the agenda at the next Beef Forum meeting, the Irish Creamery Milk Supplier Association (ICMSA)has insisted.
Absolutely shocking but tragically no longer surprising, this year's Teagasc National Farm Survey once again shows that the farmers who supply the cattle for Ireland's huge beef and cattle export trade,...
A top price of €4,000 was paid for a Co Donegal-bred Aubrac heifer and her calf at the Aubrac Cattle Society Annual Show and Sale at GVM Mart, Tullamore
An eighteen-year-old, farmer's daughter from North Cork has added another senior accolade to her increasing basket of honours as a young stockperson after being judged National Champion Handler in the YMA Stockmanship League 2016.
A crisis in the supply of cattle tags to livestock farmers has been narrowly averted after a "minute to midnight" approval by the Department of Agriculture of a supplier over the holiday weekend.
In order to achieve good performance and growth rates on your weanlings over the winter period, it is essential they are achieving a minimum of 0.6kgs of live weight gain per day.
Many cattle will be housed over the coming weeks. Coming off grass, these animals bring with them a large burden of parasites.
One man who has never regretted ignoring the advice of his fellow pedigree livestock breeders is Val Ledwith who can look back on a remarkably successful lifetime breeding award-winning pedigree Herefords in Co Meath.
Department of Agriculture grant carbon navigator extension Farmers are being urged to ensure that they are compliant with all aspects of the Beef Data and Genomics Programme for 2016, especially the requirement to complete a beef carbon navigator.
A review of the beef factories' grid payment system has revealed that it has cost farmers over €78m since its introduction five years ago.