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Beef
Friesian cattle account for 30% of cattle kill in 2023
Darren Carty
The Limousin breed, in second position, narrowly edged out the number of Aberdeen Angus-sired cattle slaughtered in Department of Agriculture-approved plants.
12 June 2024 Pedigree
Job well done as JALEX smash new records
Shanon Kinahan was on farm in Randalstown on Saturday for the biggest and best JALEX Select sale to date
12 June 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: the folly of youth
Keeping the younger cows at home instead of the older ones takes up a bit more time for AI as Tommy Moyles discovered.
Five tips for a positive breeding season
Breeding will be getting under way for predominantly March- to May-calving herds and to help boost conception rates, outlined are some management tips.
25 May 2024 Management
Farmer Writes: shortening the breeding season
As weather imprives, the yard has finally gone quiet and breeding is about to get underway on Tommy Moyles' farm.
15 May 2024 Farmer Writes
Making a final call on breeding replacement heifers
The late spring turnout will potentially see replacement heifers being underdeveloped for breeding this year. Weighing animals and making a tough call is strongly advised.
30 April 2024 Management
Five tips to prepare stock bulls for breeding
For suckler herds calving in early spring, breeding is one month away, so thoughts should be turning towards getting stock bulls prepared in good time.
13 April 2024 Management
Scanning autumn calving cows before turnout
If autumn-calving cows have yet to be scanned, it is a job worth carrying out before turnout.
26 March 2024 Management
Suckler systems at a crossroads
Adam Woods previews what’s inside this week’s Irish Farmers Journal suckler Focus.
6 March 2024 Breeding & health
In pictures: Suckler replacements hit £3,100 at Markethill
Limousin and Simmental bred in-calf heifers were a sharp trade during a special sale of suckler replacements at Markethill Mart.
31 January 2024 Northern Ireland
IFA calls for phasing out of stars ahead of ICBF stakeholder meeting
IFA president Francie Gorman said the ICBF stakeholder forum has to address the genuine concerns that suckler farmers and pedigree breeders have with the recently published indices.
31 January 2024 News
Drinagh takes dairy-beef to another level.
A west Cork co-op including myostatin as a topic for a meeting wasn't in the Dealer's bingo card for 2024. Were they looking to take dairy beef breeding to another level wonders the Dealer?
24 January 2024 Dealer