Beef farming

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

Minister Creed defends December payment date for beef schemes
Minister Creed said it was not unreasonable to except a delay between the closing of a scheme and the issuing of payments.
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B&B movements: the regulations involved and TB considerations
With cattle being housed in greater numbers, it is timely for those involved to refresh their knowledge on the important criteria regarding B&B movements.
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Weanlings: key points for the switch from milk to meal
With weaning completed or about to take place in spring-calving suckler herds, here are some key points on feeding concentrates to weanlings.
Five tips for closing off grazing paddocks in autumn
Planning for next year's grazing season starts in autumn. Closing off paddocks from mid-October ensures there is grass for spring turnout. Kieran Mailey outlines some tips for closing off paddocks.
Watch: the value of a proper postmortem exam
At a recent event hosted by veterinary pharmaceutical company HIPRA, Colin Lindsey showed a group of vets the best technique when performing an on-farm post mortem and what samples to take.
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Bandon show and sale sees 99% clearance
Bandon Mart's store show and sale saw a 99% clearance rate, while there was solid demand for bullocks in the 450kg to 600kg weight range.
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Life gets much easier for a suckler farmer in Co Clare
Paul Crowe is a farmer who needed better calving facilities. He realised that outside of the traditional financing methods, there are more suitable options available, including the Cultivate loan.
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Leading renewable energy show returns with dedicated farm diversification advice
Energy & Rural Business Show Ireland comes from the creators of Energy Now Expo Ireland which will celebrate three years of success in October 2019.
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Kick Start supplier development at Lidl
In 2017, Lidl developed Kick Start, a supplier development programme in conjunction with Bord Bia to give Irish food and drink suppliers the chance to showcase their products and grow their business
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Listowel Races: it’s a feeling
The Race is on … to Munster’s biggest and best harvest racing festival. Listowel will host its 161th harvest racing festival from Sunday to Saturday 8 to 14 September.
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