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Camera at the Mart: full clearance for Cahir calf sale
Tommy Moyles
There was a 100% clearance rate, with exporters really active for calves at Cahir Mart for its calf sale on Friday evening last.
22 May 2024 News
105 dairy farmers defy Bord Bia calf slaughter rules
There has been a 40% reduction in the number of calves slaughtered this year compared to 2023, with close to 19,000 culled so far this year.
DNA tags in cattle to start from 2026
DNA profiling of cattle, known as genotyping, is needed to build breeding value indexes for livestock in NI
Farmer Writes: time for cows to go back in-calf
Hopefully a fertility lick and hotter weather will cause some action, though I’d nearly put money on a few arriving into heat immediately if a bull arrived in the field next to them.
22 May 2024 Farmer Writes
Calf prices: marginal lift in prices across breeds as supply eases
Demand from EU buyers and reduced supply has resulted in marginal increases in calf prices over the last week, reports Tommy Moyles.
22 May 2024 Markets
EU buyers keep solid floor on calf prices
A later than usual turnout of calves, combined with strong demand from continental buyers, has resulted in the number of calves being shipped being higher than usual for the time of year.
22 May 2024 News
Camera at the Mart: prices and numbers up in Bandon
Tommy Moyles reports from the calf sale in Bandon, where numbers were up and prices followed at the west Cork mart's weekly calf sale on Monday.
20 May 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: farmer buyers drive demand for beef calves in Carnaross
Farmer buyers were to the forefront when it came to the calf sale in Carnaross Mart for its weekly calf sale.
15 May 2024 Markets
Calf prices: Angus and Herefords consolidate market share at calf sales
Maintaining their dominant position in terms of supply, Angus- and Hereford-cross calves saw their average prices increase over the last week.
15 May 2024 Markets
When and how to wean dairy beef calves
Adam Woods takes a look at some of the details around weaning dairy calves off milk and making sure there is no growth setbacks in the process
15 May 2024 Grass & feeding
Teagasc ventures into Angus bull breeding
The Dealer sees that Teagasc is venturing into pedigree cattle breeding and has already sold a few pedigree Angus bulls to AI.
15 May 2024 Dealer
Farmer Writes: breeding season in full swing in Laois
The two paddocks the calves were on are closed for bales, as we have found before that the cows don’t like grazing them after the calves.
15 May 2024 Farmer Writes