Beef and Cattle Farming News

Silage wrap back by €10/roll to €13/roll, but plastic levy sees further increase
Peter Thomas Keaveney
Depending on the brand, silage wrap prices for 2024 are trading in the region of €98/roll to €105/roll, down over €10/roll on 2023. However, the plastic levy has increased to €8.22/roll (including VAT).
17 April 2024 News
Drystock farmers 'sleep walking' into nitrates penalties
Farmers with high-phosphate soils are still purchasing fertiliser compounds such as 18-6-12 and 10-10-20, because it is what they have always done.
17 April 2024 News
Weather hinders calf exports
Last weeks difficult weather saw the number of calves exported fall to their lowest level since early March.
Self-propelled baler gaining popularity in the States
With a suckler and tillage enterprise alongside a machinery dealership, Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with the Vanden Hoek family in South Dakota to find out about their self-propelled Vermeer baler
17 April 2024 Farm machinery
Tama brings new ‘plastic-type netting’ concept to the market
With EZ Web, Tama is targeting farmers and contractors who run balers that can’t apply NRF, but who want a one-stop solution for removing film from bales using a bale shears.
17 April 2024 Farm machinery
Department issues clarification on 15% crude protein limit deadline
The Department released a technical note on Friday evening which states the 15% crude protein requirement does not apply where cattle are not outdoors full-time at grass.
13 April 2024 News
From shed to show ring
Shanon Kinahan has all the information you need ahead of the Showmanship Basics event in Tullamore this Saturday.
10 April 2024 Pedigree
Calf exports to Netherlands down 35%
Calf exports from Ireland to the Netherlands are significantly behind where they usually are according to Bord Bia data.
10 April 2024 News
Farms in west and northwest short of fodder - Teagasc
There is less silage on farms now since the previous meeting of the fodder committee 10 days ago, Teagasc said in its presentation to the latest meeting, which took place on Tuesday.
10 April 2024 News
New fodder transport measure for farmers
A fodder transport measure is to be available to farmers from 9 April. Amy Forde and Siobhán Walsh report.
9 April 2024 News
Drier weather on the way - Met Éireann
Drier weather is on the way in the next seven to 10 days, according to Met Éireann, who spoke at the National Fodder and Food Security Committee meeting this week.
9 April 2024 News
ICSA calls on Minister to issue outstanding scheme payments
Minister called on to act immediately to support farmers who are suffering enormously – both mentally and financially – due to the persistent bad weather, by ICSA president.
8 April 2024 News