Retailers making ‘substantial’ mark-ups on heifers destined for supermarket shelves

“There is a lot of extra value in the suckler animal that current beef grid price does not reward”

‘Quality will pay’ – Martin O’Connor

“I am extremely fussy – the heifers must be U grades, have good pelvic conformation and a docile nature"

Women in Ag: Danielle Greenan

Danielle is a third-level student and Stabiliser cattle breeder

‘Average cost of keeping a cow with a calf up to weaning is €746’

Quality weanlings are €100-€150 back on last year and the gap is even wider for plainer types.

Women in Ag: Ciara Ryan

Ciara (21) runs a suckler & dairy farm with her father & grandfather