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Beef
In pictures: Thrive stock slaughter performance
Declan Marren
Last week's beef page detailed the financial performance of the Thrive stock finished this year. This week, Declan Marren outlines what a typical dairy beef animal is achieving on the farm.
30 November 2022 Breeding & health
Thrive: why are there no Friesian bulls in the programme?
Declan Marren outlines why the Thrive programme is concentrating only on beef-sired dairy beef stock.
28 November 2022 Pedigree
Winter Fair: tough work for judges to choose champions
Spirits were high as the first day of the Carrick fatstock got under way, with the breed champions tapped out ahead of Monday’s sale.
Thrive weekly roundup: what system is making money in 2022?
The Thrive dairy-beef programme weekly roundup is all about financial performance this week, with full analysis of each system in place on the demonstration farm in Cashel, Co Tipperary.
26 November 2022 Breeding & health
Liver fluke forecast identifies high risk of disease in west and northwest
The forecast predicts infection being prevalent in the west and northwest with occasional losses in the midlands, east Munster and north Leinster.
25 November 2022 Management
Genetic Gems sets new Irish record
The second ever Hereford Genetic Gems sale took place on Saturday 19 November at GVM Tullamore where yet another Irish record was set at the annual event, reports Shanon Kinahan.
23 November 2022 Pedigree
Record entry of almost 500 cattle for Carrick Winter fair
Adam Woods previews a big weekend for commercial fatstock producers in Carrick on Shannon.
23 November 2022 Pedigree
Thrive: increased beef price masks production cost hike
The 2021-born stock have recorded an increased net margin compared to last year but overall margins remain tight. Declan Marren reports.
23 November 2022 Breeding & health
Female focus for Irish Shorthorn Premier
The Irish Shorthorn Cattle Society held their annual premier show and sale in Roscommon last Saturday, where Creaga Skyler topped the lots at €4,300, reports Shanon Kinahan.
23 November 2022 Pedigree
Watch: seven championships for team JALEX
Shanon Kinahan reports from the Royal Ulster Beef and Lamb Championships which returned to Balmoral Park on Tuesday.
23 November 2022 Pedigree
Genetic Gems sets new Irish Hereford record
The second Hereford Genetic Gems sale took place on Saturday 19 November at GVM Tullamore Mart, where yet another Irish record was set at the annual event, reports Shanon Kinahan.
21 November 2022 Pedigree
Watch: first prize winner Creaga Skyler tops the lots at Irish Shorthorn premier sale
The Irish Shorthorn Cattle Society held its annual premier show and sale in Roscommon on Saturday where Creaga Skyler topped the lots at €4,300.
19 November 2022 Pedigree