Beef farming

The latest beef and cattle farming news and beef prices from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all farming and production news developments in the beef and cattle farming sector.

Climate and environment
EPA ‘not holding back’ from Teagasc methane research
Barry Murphy
Attendees at the EPA’s annual conference heard that the agency is open to incorporating the latest farm emissions science when updating national carbon inventories.
Beef Management: kale plans, in-calf weanlings and safety at silage
In this week's beef management notes Adam Woods takes a look at Kale planting, avoiding weanlings proving in-calf and safety at silage.
Dairy cross cows working hard in Newford
Adam Woods reports from the Newford Suckler Demonstration Farm open day held earlier this week
3,500 weanlings to set sail for Israel next week
Adam Woods has the latest on the weanling export trade, including news of a big load of weanlings departing for Israel next week.
€250/head beef price gap opens
Adam Woods takes a look at the widening gap between ROI and NI beef prices.
Silage season hits drystock farms
First cut silage has begun on many drystock farms, with good reports on both yields and quality.
Five tips for farm safety at silage time
Fieldwork is reaching peak levels and with the aim to get silage in as quickly as possible in dry conditions, safety can be overlooked.
Top of €5,100 for Herefords in Nenagh
Shanon Kinahan reports from the Irish Hereford Cattle Society show and sale in Nenagh.
In pictures: sunshine and smiles in the sheep rings for day two in Balmoral
Adam Woods takes a look back through the lens at day two in Balmoral Show 2023.
Dairy cross cows working hard in Newford
Adam Woods reports from the Newford Suckler Demonstration Farm open day held earlier this week
In pictures: hive of activity across the Footprint Farms as the weather improves
Sunny spells across the Footprint Farms have meant crops have got their final fungicide, as well as single farm payments and SCEP applications being submitted.
Installing owl boxes in Co Waterford
Footprint Farmer Pádraig Connery has put up a couple of owl boxes on his farm in the past couple of weeks.
Newford Farm update: low level of repeat breeding activity
Breeding appears to be progressing nicely, with only a handful of animals receiving a repeat insemination in the fourth week of the breeding season.
Steady cattle and sluggish sheep trade so far in 2023
Mark Zieg, Bord Bia beef, meat and livestock manager, and Seamus McMenamin, sheepmeat and livestock manager, look at trade.
Multiple Bord na Móna auctions boast over 400 lots of machinery this May
Wilsons Auctions prepares once again to offer bidders a huge selection of tractors, machinery, tyres, motorbikes, equipment and more surplus assets on behalf of the iconic Irish company Bord na Móna.
Farm safely – look up and look out for electricity poles and wires
ESB Networks Public Safety Manager Michael Murray is reminding farmers to take necessary safety precautions with overhead wires, poles and stay wires ahead of the busy forage saving season.
Over half a million acres of farm land mapped using FREE mapping tool
All farmers in Ireland and the UK can now map their farms for free in a matter of minutes, thanks to a service launched by Herdwatch, the leading farm management software used on over 18,000 farms.
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