The BEEP-S scheme has brought about the largest on-farm weighing campaign of beef cattle ever in Ireland. In total over 213,000 weights have been submitted to date (12/07/21) in 2021 from herds participating in the scheme.
Of these 213,000 weights, there are almost 72,500 eligible dam/calf pairs weighed and recorded (145,000 weights). The remaining weights are recorded from eligible calves where no dam weight is recorded, ineligible animals and birth weights.
There are also a small number of eligible weights recorded where there is no scales registered. It is important to remember that a scales must be re-registered this year in order for a herd to receive payment for the work done in the scheme.
There are 4,856 herds with eligible pairs with weights and a scales registered, borrowed or rented to date compared with 4,593 herds at the same stage last year.