Pedigree

Charolais bulls topped at €7,100 – but mart guidelines cause ‘frustration’

Charolais bulls topped at €7,100 – but mart guidelines cause ‘frustration’

The first sale of 2021 hosted by the Irish Charolais Cattle Society was held on Saturday (February 26) in Tullamore...

March 2, 2021

Limousins topped at 6,800gns in Dungannon

Limousins topped at 6,800gns in Dungannon

Buyers travelled from far and wide to choose the animal that caught their eye from the first British Limousin Cattle...

February 22, 2021

What’s involved with embryo transfer in cattle?

What’s involved with embryo transfer in cattle?

Embryo Transfer (ET) work in cattle is something that is more so popular in the breeding of pedigree beef and...

January 30, 2021

Why milk 2 cows when one Holstein will do?

Why milk 2 cows when one Holstein will do?

Co. Down dairy farmer Charlie Weir is in the middle of his second year as chairman of Holstein Northern Ireland...

January 28, 2021

Limousin bulls average over £3,200 at Welsh sale

Limousin bulls average over £3,200 at Welsh sale

The British Limousin Cattle Society hosted its autumn male and female sale at Brecon Livestock Market last Saturday (November 14)....

November 22, 2020

World Dairy Summit: The Co. Down herd in the top 1% of £PLI rankings

World Dairy Summit: The Co. Down herd in the top 1% of £PLI rankings

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) in Hillsborough, Co. Down is home to one of the UK’s top £PLI ranking...

November 6, 2017

Breeding goals: ‘There’s no point breeding a 12,000L cow if she’ll not last’

Breeding goals: ‘There’s no point breeding a 12,000L cow if she’ll not last’

Milk volume is no longer the driver of dairy breeding in Northern Ireland, with attention now turning to lifetime productivity...

November 6, 2017

Antrim heifer scoops sought-after show title in the UK

Antrim heifer scoops sought-after show title in the UK

A Co. Antrim heifer has managed to snatch one of the most sought-after show titles in the UK; the All-Britain...

October 24, 2017

Northern Ireland Holstein breeders manage impressive All-Britain campaign

Northern Ireland Holstein breeders manage impressive All-Britain campaign

Northern Ireland Holstein breeders impressed judges at the weekend’s All-Britain All-Breeds Calf Show in Malvern, Worcestershire. The region’s team of around...

October 21, 2017

Some like them Blonde: Behind the scenes at NI’s top Blonde herds

Some like them Blonde: Behind the scenes at NI’s top Blonde herds

Two herds in Co. Down and Co. Antrim have come out top at this year’s NI Blonde Cattle Club herd...

September 30, 2017

Is thinking ‘white’ the secret to Northern Ireland’s best blues?

Is thinking ‘white’ the secret to Northern Ireland’s best blues?

A Co. Antrim British Blue herd which selectively breeds for white cattle has wowed judges in the north. Jack and...

September 10, 2017

Breed championship double for Co. Down breeder on day one of Balmoral Show

Breed championship double for Co. Down breeder on day one of Balmoral Show

Day one of Balmoral Show saw Co. Down pedigree cattle breeder James Porter lifting both the Aberdeen Angus and Beef...

May 11, 2017

Pedigree Cattle Trust launched at Balmoral Show

Pedigree Cattle Trust launched at Balmoral Show

Day one of this year’s Balmoral Show was marked by the launch of the Pedigree Cattle Trust, a new body...

May 11, 2017

19-years-old and breeding one of the best Texel pedigree flocks in the country

19-years-old and breeding one of the best Texel pedigree flocks in the country

Darragh Cunniffe is just 19-years-old and is already breeding one of the best pedigree Texel flocks in the country. Cunniffe,...

November 26, 2016