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Beef
National Suckler and Sheep Open Day on Tullamore Farm
Adam Woods
Adam Woods previews this year’s national suckler and sheep open day which takes place on Tullamore Farm on Tuesday 23 July from 10.30am-5pm
10 July 2024 Pedigree
Pedigree Breeders Council has elected new chairman
Adam Woods has news of a new chairman at the pedigree breeders council.
19 June 2024 News
Suckler herd numbers declining
Latest ICBF data shows that the continual decline in calf births from the suckler herd shows no sign of slowing down.
Calf prices: supply and demand sweet spot continues
Calf prices have held their own this spring, as numbers continue to dwindle.
5 June 2024 Markets
Hereford bull calves average €197/head this spring
Hereford-sired calves along with Angus and Friesians provided 85% of the calves on offer at marts throughout the country this spring. Of those, Hereford-cross bull calves had the highest price.
5 June 2024 News
Calf prices: Angus and Hereford retain firm grip on calf numbers
Prices for calves are holding firm, as traditional breeds continue to dominate the calf market.
29 May 2024 Markets
Profits jumped more than €200,000 at ICBF in 2023
Income boosted by Brexit reserve money granted as part of the national genotyping programme.
22 May 2024 News
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
ICBF stakeholder meeting makes some progress on concerns raised
Various data sources were appraised at the meeting to identify the most suitable cows for this production system.
8 May 2024 Community
Calf prices: supply and demand sweet spot sees lift in prices for older calves
A decline in supply appears to be meeting a steady demand over the last week, resulting in the prices paid for calves aged between three and six weeks of age edging in an upward direction.
8 May 2024 Markets
Spanish demand for Irish calves increases
Spanish buyers continue to close the gap between themselves and the Dutch as the main outlet for Irish calves.
8 May 2024 News
Progress on beef farmer concerns at ICBF meeting - IFA
Commenting following the third meeting of the ICBF stakeholder group this week, IFA livestock chair Declan Hanrahan said progress is being made on the substantive concerns raised by the IFA.
3 May 2024 News