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Beef Update: Getting locked up with TB, housing cattle & hoof care

An update from the Biological Farming Conference in Tullamore; purchasing woodchip to save straw and preparing cattle for housing.

Pulling Pork - The Swabian-Hall pig

A large breed of domestic pig hailing from Germany, the Swabian-Hall are a breed which resulted from the crossing of German Landrace breeds and Meishan pigs in the early 1820’s.

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Bullocks hit €1,720 at Ballyjamesduff

Heifers topped out at €1,420; weanling heifers sold to €975; weanling bulls peaked at €1,185; stock bulls pushed up to €1,700; dairy stock fetched up to €1,100 & dry cows realised €1,730.

Bullocks make up to €1,840 at Ballyjamesduff

Heifers peaked at €1,600; weanling heifers hit €990; weanling bulls sold to €1,180; dry cows peaked at €1,690 and suckler team topped out at €1,140.