Dairy management: what weight should maiden heifers be now?
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan takes a look at what target weight maiden or weanling heifers should be now.
16 November 2022 Markets
MartBids Database: reduced numbers boosts prices
As the numbers of cattle heading for the sales ring starts to decline, it has had a positive effect on the overall trade over the past seven days.
16 November 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: quality maintaining fancy prices in Roscommon
Good-quality weanlings attracted farmer buyers both online and at the ringside for Tuesday evening's weanling sale in Roscommon.
Newford Farm update: weanling heifers gain 0.76kg/day since weaning
The 26 2022-born heifers were weighed on 7 November and recorded an average daily gain of 1.22kg from birth.
13 November 2022 Newford Farm
Camera at the Mart: weather flushing out numbers in Castlerea
Shanon Kinahan reports from Castlerea Mart last Thursday, where Charolais weanlings were commanding over €4.00/kg.
7 November 2022 Markets
Grass+ Beef: utilisation deteriorates rapidly for those still at grass
Another week of heavy rainfall has seen a lot more stock housed across the country, while those that remain at grass on drier farms are struggling to utilise the available grass.
2 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Moyside/Croghan Shorthorn sale tops €2,800 in Elphin
Adam Woods reports from Saturday's Moyside/Croghan Shorthorn sale in Elphin Mart, Co Roscommon.
26 October 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: Belgian Blue heifers break €5.00/kg in Ballinakill
The Irish Suckler Society, in conjunction with Ballinakill Mart, held a weanling show and sale on Tuesday evening last, 18 October, Shanon Kinahan reports.
19 October 2022 Markets
Alexa tops Salers sale at €3,350
The Irish Salers Cattle Society held its annual heifer Sale in Gort Mart on Saturday 15 October.
19 October 2022 Pedigree
In pictures: buyers keen for quality in Kilkenny
There was a strong demand for short-keep forward store cattle in Kilkenny Mart on Thursday. Shanon Kinahan reports.
13 October 2022 Markets
Kerry Shorthorn herd wins on Shannonside
Adam Woods reports from Saturday's Shannonside Shorthorn sale in Ennis Mart, Co Clare.
13 October 2022 Markets
Way out West: Golden weanlings and Limestone cows
Martin Meehan runs his suckler herd in Carran, Co Clare, in the heart of the Burren and produces the golden weanlings the area is renowned for.
12 October 2022 Management