Beef and Cattle Farming News

Hike suckler cow supports to €300/hd says ICSA
Declan O’Brien
The ICSA claimed the increase in payments were justified given the significant farm management changes which are being sought to meet heightened climate, biodiversity, and water quality targets.
11 July 2024 News
All suckler farmers eligible for beef scheme - Minister McConalogue
There is now no penalty applied to the meal feeding action in the event of a farmer not applying for the vaccination measure.
10 July 2024 News
Farmers ‘frozen out’ of €50/head beef scheme
A good weanling trade and tight grass supplies this year has resulted in many of last year’s autumn born weanlings being sold already.
Mixed reaction to new €20m Beef Welfare Scheme
Farmers are pleased to see meal feeding continuing as a mandatory option but there is some disquiet regarding the fact that autumn-born weanlings may miss out on payments
10 July 2024 News
Farmers to sell stock due to fodder shortages
The target for feed on hand after first-cut is 70% for dairy farms and 77% for drystock farms.
10 July 2024 News
Factories apply more cuts to beef prices
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade.
10 July 2024 News
Tipperary dairy calf-to-beef farm targets €100,000 profit
The 112ha farm is leased by Teagasc, with 95ha fully reseeded with grass and white clover and 10ha of cereals.
10 July 2024 News
Finishing up to 800 pedigree Limousins cattle in western France
Beef farmers in the West of France have also affected by the heavy rainfall this year. Sarah McIntosh met with beef finishers outside Nantes to discuss their fattening system
10 July 2024 News
Measures to improve water quality must be implemented at scale - EPA
There must be “significant improvements” in nitrogen use efficiencies to reduce the nitrogen surplus, the Oireachtas committee on agriculture heard on Wednesday evening.
10 July 2024 News
Farmers advised to fodder budget as 30% report fodder shortages
The target for feed on hand after first cut is 70% for dairy farms and 77% for drystock farms.
9 July 2024 News
ICSA calls on Irish MEPs to oppose Mercosur trade deal
The new European Parliament must prioritise its own farmers first and foremost, rather than those in the Mercosur countries, the ICSA has said.
6 July 2024 News
Mart purchases provide over 10% of cattle kill
A total of 193,359 cattle were slaughtered in 2023 having moved through a mart in the 20 days preceding slaughter.
3 July 2024 News