“There is nothing to stop us from processing our own beef”

Beef Plan Group has announced its intentions to establish its own co-operatives to slaughter and market its own beef.

ETTG: Cashel Mart, Beef Plan Group and replacing cows with trees

“We have to stick together, otherwise there’s no future for beef farmers" – beef farmers express their anger at low cattle prices and red tape.

Beef Plan calls for removal of 70-day pre-slaughter movement restrictions

"It is an anti-competitive tool which hinders the sale of factory-fit stock in marts, these same marts are fighting for survival"

“Only for the contracting business, we simply wouldn’t be suckler farming”

We sent a total of 22 bullocks to the factory this week and had to take a base price of €3.75/kg in comparison to a base price of €4.15 in 2017, writes Jamie Hayes.

"Let's put it up to these people who have been crushing us for years"

"A lot of the vested interests have been throwing the kitchen sink at us to try and stop us, but we beef farmers have the bit between our teeth now and will not be stopped"

“Farmers have been robbed of the true value of their cattle”

"The amount of illegal trimming is an open-ended question; the loss could easily be any figure from €1-€300" - Beef Plan Group (2018-2025).

Beef Update: Anger over beef price cuts and joining Beef Plan Group

The countdown to Christmas begins; housing stock; finishing diets; selling bullocks and store heifers; recording data using Herdwatch and weighing cattle.

Beef Plan Movement (2018 – 2025)

Farm unions whose sole purpose was to keep the best interests of the farmer in mind, have failed us miserably and our government have let us down and penalised us beyond recovery, writes Emma McCormack.

Beef Update: Rain, housing stock & joining Beef Plan Group

A winning racehorse; sourcing woodchip for bedding; calving; feeding haylage; weaning and the mating season gets underway for the Delaney's flock.

"Trust between farmers and factories is at an all-time low" - McGuinness

In recent days, members of the new Beef Plan Movement met with Mairead McGuinness; established a Telegram group and received the full support of the Irish Charolais Cattle Society.

"Every place that produces sucklers in Ireland is on their knees”

40,000 farmers are needed to get behind a new Beef Plan that aims to return as a minimum, the cost of production plus a margin for beef farmers.