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“As the dairy herd grows, more calves will be coming on stream and they are flooding factories; if you could put these into veal production, they are gone out of the system at 9-months"
Beef Plan is calling for farmer training to inspect and grade carcass trimming and classification, the same way in which factory employees have been trained under Department guidance.
Beef Plan Group has announced its intentions to establish its own co-operatives to slaughter and market its own beef.
“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.
"It is an anti-competitive tool which hinders the sale of factory-fit stock in marts, these same marts are fighting for survival"
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.
"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"
"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).
The countdown to Christmas begins; housing stock; finishing diets; selling bullocks and store heifers; recording data using Herdwatch and weighing cattle.
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.
A winning racehorse; sourcing woodchip for bedding; calving; feeding haylage; weaning and the mating season gets underway for the Delaney's flock.