Calf numbers begin to lift in marts
Tommy Moyles
Calf numbers increased across marts this week but are still behind other years, as farmers experience delays getting calf registrations back.
21 February 2024 Markets
Calf prices: supply increase sees slight ease in calf trade
There was a big lift in numbers at marts this week, as calving progresses on farms across the country. This increase saw prices ease slightly for a number of breeds.
21 February 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: farmer buyers front up in Cahir
Farmer buyers drove the calf trade in Cahir Mart on Friday night last, as exporters took a bit of a backseat. Beef-cross calves were especially in demand and farmers were anxious to snap them up.
In pictures: calf numbers rise in Bandon
Calf numbers continue to grow at the west Cork venue as calving season is well under way on many farms. The rise in numbers affected prices a little for beef-cross calves.
19 February 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: continental calves top the trade in Portumna
Continental-cross calves were the top performers in Portumna on Monday evening, as the Galway mart got its calf sales for the year under way.
14 February 2024 Markets
Calf prices: supply and demand drives differential between Hereford and Angus
Calf numbers are on the rise across the country this week, with a steep rise in Friesian calf numbers. A larger supply of Angus calves also seems to be giving a lift to Hereford calf prices.
14 February 2024 Markets
Calf prices: traditional beef breed-cross calf trading ahead of 2023 figures
Heavy beef-cross calves consistently sell well at early sales and ICBF data from marts across the country shows prices for them to be ahead of where they were in 2023.
7 February 2024 Markets
Beef Management : calf buying, night feeding and suckler minerals
In this week's Beef Management, Adam Woods takes a look at calf buying, night feeding and suckler minerals.
7 February 2024 Management
In pictures: Friesian calf numbers bounce back in Bandon
Calf trade was steady at this week's calf sale in Bandon Mart. After being slack in numbers for the last two weeks, Friesian bulls returned in numbers this week.
5 February 2024 Markets
Cork Marts to charge €5 for unsold calves
Cork Marts will charge farmers for any calves that go unsold through their six mart centres this spring. The move is seen as an effort to deter farmers from abandoning unwanted calves at marts.
31 January 2024 News
Farm organisations critical of new dairy beef plan
A stakeholder consultation for the newly proposed 10-point action plan for dairy calf-to-beef was opened last week.
24 January 2024 News
Teagasc 10 point action plan for dairy beef
Adam Woods reports from last week's launch of the stakeholder consultation process of the Teagasc ten-point action plan on dairy calf to beef systems in Ireland.
24 January 2024 Calves