articles about suckler-farmer
The calf must have received meal for six weeks before it can be sold in order to comply with the scheme.
The Berkery family use 100% as part of their calf-to-weanling system.
"We take control of our own destiny. We can control costs inside our farm gate but have no control for the price we get outside our gate."
“I can be a perfectionist at times,” says Blonde breeder and AI technician, Eamon McGarry.
You’re tired of people telling you to convert to an alternative enterprise such as dairy…
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“I am optimistic that the suckler sector will always last..." - 27-year-old Melvin Smith.
“I started calving this year on February 2nd and finished at the start of April." Dr PJ O'Connor farms 20 sucklers and works for Grassland Agro.
"If suckler farming doesn’t get the right support in the near future, we’ll all be gone out of business.” - Ciaran farms 85 sucklers.
"If you talk to anyone and they ask what you farm: you say ‘suckler cows’ and they immediately say it’s a waste of time."
"If you breed good ones, then you’ll have some chance of survival at suckling I think." - John farms 90 sucklers
"They had 10,000 acres of tillage, it wasn’t a small farm" - The Offaly farmer worked in Canada
"I’m just an ordinary person doing a bit of farming, and I want to encourage more women to be out there"
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.
This week, Kevin spoke to David Howley, a 26-year-old suckler farmer from Co. Galway.