Lower grass growth rates a major risk to feed security and costs
Joe Patton, Ciaran Hearne and Michael O’Donovan from Moorepark look at some of the impacts of lower than normal growth rates and what farmers can do about it.
24 April 2024 Infrastructure
Exploring lower cost fencing options for sheep
An escalation in input prices in recent years has put a greater focus on driving performance from a grass-based system, but some fencing options have also become more costly.
19 April 2024 News
Carbery lifts March milk price and gives weather bonus
Carbery and the four west Cork co-ops have announced a weather support bonus.
Beef Trends: cows preferred over prime cattle
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest quotes for factory-finished stock.
17 April 2024 Markets
Beef: winter finishing confidence low
Beef farmers are not immune to the wet weather and winter essentially has been extended to eight months in the northwest.
17 April 2024 Viewpoints
Record rainfall disrupting grazing plans in Mayo
Adam Woods reports from a Teagasc early grass walk in Ballyglass in Co Mayo.
27 March 2024 Grass & feeding
Beef prices fall short of finishing costs
Beef prices are running below finishing costs, putting farmers into loss making territory this spring
13 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Beef price gap to Britain widens to 30p/kg
Cuts to NI beef prices has seen the gap to finished cattle in Britain widening to 30p/kg.
6 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Dairy management: mixed weather in store for the week
The forecast is for dry conditions to last until Wednesday but for showery and wintery weather to take hold later in the week.
26 February 2024 Management
The fall and rise of the Irish pig sector
Over the last three years, the Irish pig sector has experienced the full gamut of global shocks, ranging from weather events to the outbreak of war, writes Michael McKeon, Teagasc Moorepark.
25 February 2024 Pigs
UK sheep flock 4% lower on 1 June 2023
The breeding ewe flock contracted by 2.4% to 15.4m head, with overall flock numbers at the lowest level since 2011.
7 January 2024 News
Cut to soya price keeps rations steady
The downturn in soya price in late December means ration prices start 2024 unchanged.
3 January 2024 Northern Ireland