Beef

High Court case over ban on live exports to Africa ‘compromised’

High Court case over ban on live exports to Africa ‘compromised’

By Aodhan O’Faolain A High Court challenge against a government decision to ban all transport of livestock to North African...

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IFA rebels launch campaign for coupled payment at Farm Centre

IFA rebels launch campaign for coupled payment at Farm Centre

A group of members of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) have launched their own campaign for coupled farm payments for...

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UK-Australia trade deal: What beef and lamb imports are included?

UK-Australia trade deal: What beef and lamb imports are included?

Australia will have significant opportunities to export beef and lamb products to the UK under the new trade deal agreed...

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16% increase in farm-to-farm movement of cattle in 2020 – Tradeforus

16% increase in farm-to-farm movement of cattle in 2020 – Tradeforus

Farm-to-farm sale of cattle grew by over 210,000 head (16%) to 1.51 million in 2020, almost equaling the 1.53 million...

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UK-Australia deal: Unclear whether farming safeguards go far enough

UK-Australia deal: Unclear whether farming safeguards go far enough

It’s not clear whether safeguards to protect local farming from lower-cost imported produce go far enough, as the UK announces...

June 15, 2021

13 teenagers take calves home to rear in ABP’s agri-skills contest

13 teenagers take calves home to rear in ABP’s agri-skills contest

13 teenagers representing four Northern Ireland schools have been presented with a mini-herd of Angus-cross calves to rear. It’s part...

June 15, 2021

UK-Australia trade deal ‘very concerning for Irish farmers’

UK-Australia trade deal ‘very concerning for Irish farmers’

The proposed trade deal between the UK and Australia “sets a perilous precedent and is very concerning for Irish beef...

June 15, 2021

Virtual fencing is now an option on commercial livestock farms

Virtual fencing is now an option on commercial livestock farms

Virtual fencing systems can provide the same level of stock management and grazed grass utilisation as conventional paddocks and electric...

June 14, 2021

BEAM: ‘Associated herd’ farmers left in ‘impossible situation’

BEAM: ‘Associated herd’ farmers left in ‘impossible situation’

Farmers who were told that any associated herd numbers they had during the reference period for the Beef Exceptional Aid...

June 14, 2021

BEAM: One week left to apply for change of reduction period

BEAM: One week left to apply for change of reduction period

Farmers have one week left to apply to change their reduction period under the Beef Emergency Aid Measure (BEAM), according...

June 14, 2021

Parasite-control programme required to reduce APR

Parasite-control programme required to reduce APR

During the recent Teagasc Research Insights webinar, which focused on antimicrobial and anthelmintic resistance in farm animals, Orla Keane, a...

June 14, 2021

‘Tight supplies and strong demand’ drive cattle prices

‘Tight supplies and strong demand’ drive cattle prices

Tight supplies and strong market demand “have pushed cattle prices on” in the past few days, according to the Irish...

June 13, 2021

Have you considered sowing a fodder crop?

Have you considered sowing a fodder crop?

With the expansion of the national dairy herd in recent years, many farms have become short on housing, with many...

June 12, 2021

Live exports: Extra measures ‘regularly taken’ to safeguard animal welfare

Live exports: Extra measures ‘regularly taken’ to safeguard animal welfare

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine regularly takes “continuing additional measures” to further enhance and safeguard animal welfare...

June 10, 2021

ICSA calls for CAP funds to support ‘first 40ha’

ICSA calls for CAP funds to support ‘first 40ha’

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) is calling for Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) funding to be directed towards...

June 10, 2021

Calf registrations edge closer to two million

Calf registrations edge closer to two million

The beginning of June usually sees a reduction in the number of calf registrations. But still, more than one-quarter of...

June 9, 2021

No plans to establish legal definition of a ‘feedlot herd’ – minister

No plans to establish legal definition of a ‘feedlot herd’ – minister

There are currently no plans to establish a legal definition of a feedlot herd, Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has...

June 8, 2021

Taskforce: ‘No credible answer on February price drop’

Taskforce: ‘No credible answer on February price drop’

Management from individual meat processors took part in a meeting of the Beef Market Taskforce last Thursday (June 3), the...

June 8, 2021