Beef Management: Controlling Docks, BDGP and silage safety
Adam Woods
In this week's beef management notes, beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at contolling docks in grassland, BDGP stock bull requirements and safety at silage time
4 May 2022 Management
Beef Management Notes: BDGP stock bulls, getting AI right and dairy beef sires
Beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at BDGP stock bull requirements, getting AI right in beef farms and looking ahead to 2023 dairy beef calves.
18 April 2022 News
Details sought from Commission on new suckler and sheep schemes
The European Commission has asked for further details to be provided on proposed schemes and targets contained in the CAP strategic plan.
CAP: your questions answered
Noel Bardon and Tommy Moyles report from CAP meetings in Mullingar and Rosscarbery, where farmer questions on the next CAP were answered by Department officials.
15 March 2022 News
Farmers given flexibility in determining new suckler scheme payments
The details were reveled in the Department’s CAP information meetings along with an outline on what farmers will be required to do to secure payments of €150 or €120 per cow.
15 March 2022 Schemes
Reference years for Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme revealed
Farmers will get to choose their own reference years for the Suckler Carbon Efficiency Programme, the proposed replacement for the BDGP scheme.
11 March 2022 News
BDGP: 5 Star Cows deliver on BETTER Farms
This is the clear outcome from analysis of the recently concluded Phase 2 of the Teagasc/Irish Farmers Journal BETTER Farm Beef Programme (2012-2015).
3 February 2022 Scottish retailers
Five tips on stock bull purchase
Adam Woods takes a look at five tips on purchasing pedigree stock bulls ahead of the busy bull sale season.
2 February 2022 Breeding & health
More dairy replacements on the ground this spring
Last year total dairy inseminations were up again, from 890,000 in 2020 to over 930,000 in 2021.
2 February 2022 News
Beef jobs: top 10 Christmas hit list
Adam Woods takes a look at some jobs that could be completed on drystock farms over the Christmas festive period.
24 December 2021 News
Galway will receive over €3m in BDGP payments
The Department of Agriculture has released a breakdown of BDGP payments per county, which shows Galway, Clare and Mayo receive the most.
17 December 2021 News
BDGP payments commence
Farmers in the one-year transitional Beef Data and Genomics Programme for 2021 can apply for a further one-year extension for 2022 until deadline of 20 December.
15 December 2021 News