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Beef
Farm organisations want support for sucklers, not an exit scheme
Amy Forde
The IFA, ICSA and INHFA have welcomed the scrapping of suckler cull schemes. However, the ICMSA has said the withdrawal of the schemes is premature.
18 January 2023 News
'Why should sucklers be sacrificed to produce more milk?'
Rachel Donovan caught up with farmers at Roscrea Mart to see what their reaction was to Minister McConalogue's scrapping of the suckler cow schemes.
16 January 2023 News
Now that cull is off table, suckler funding needed - ICSA
The ICSA has warned that without funding for suckler and sheep farmers to meet climate targets, there will be an increase in dairy numbers.
Weekly podcast: suckler cull schemes scrapped and ICA protests
Listen in to this week’s news podcast for all the latest farming news. Hear about what you need to know in this week’s Irish Farmers Journal.
13 January 2023 News
'National' suckler herd already hitting reduced emissions targets
Adam Woods takes a look at the recent publication of the Climate Action Plan and what it means for suckler farmers.
11 January 2023 Markets
Further recovery in Tullamore Farm scanning performance
The litter size in mature ewes increased by 0.16 lambs per ewe joined, with this underpinned by a combination of ewes carrying more lambs and a reduced barren rate.
11 January 2023 Tullamore Farm
Long read: to hell or the hills for the Irish suckler cow
Adam Woods takes a look at some of the pressures coming on suckler beef farmers and how policy will have a huge impact on numbers in the next few years.
29 December 2022 Markets
2022 ends with record cattle kill
The number of cattle processed in NI during 2022 is set to end the year at over 500,000 head.
28 December 2022 Northern Ireland
Mart managers on 2023: 'if suckler cows go, we're going to be in bother'
Amy Forde speaks to mart managers around the country about the trade in their marts for 2022 and their outlook for 2023.
24 December 2022 News
Letter about the future of the suckler herd
"Destocking a farmer’s herd has been estimated at up to €1,350/cow in terms of income foregone" - Tim Young, Kilmore, Silvermines, Nenagh, Co Tipperary.
21 December 2022 Letters
A first in ICSA history: a power-sharing presidential agreement
General secretary of the ICSA Eddie Punch said that the outcome will leave ICSA much stronger going forward.
21 December 2022 News
Taken aback by trade at fatstock shows
Exceptional prices being paid at special shows has left John Egerton questioning the breeding policy on his farm.
21 December 2022 Northern Ireland