Spring / Summer 2023 off season bonus launched

A Spring/Summer 2023 off-season Hereford bonus of 25c/kg is available from the 20th March 2023 to the 19th May 2023 (Week 12-20) at all ABP Group and Kepak Group sites throughout Ireland for qualifying steers and heifers. 

Please see the grid below for details on the exact bonus to be paid each week on pre-booked Hereford cattle only. If you do not pre-book for these weeks the standard bonus of 10c and 12c/kg will apply.

  • Only animals booked in by the 24th February 2023 will be eligible for the higher off season bonus. 
  • Enter the number of Hereford cattle (heifers or steers) you will have to sell on any one week under the factory you would like to go to. Please be as accurate as possible.
  • Spring/Summer 2023 off-season bonus is limited to existing Irish Hereford Prime members only. 
  • Bookings for each week are on a first come first served basis. As each week is filled the next available week will be offered.
  • Please complete the Bord Bia data release form and the ICBF data release form if you have not already done so. These forms are included with the Booking Form.

We would encourage members to plan for the finishing period and book in Hereford cattle accordingly.

Failure to supply cattle that are pre-booked may result in a member being excluded from future initiatives.

QPS grid and Qualifying Grades for the Irish Hereford Prime bonus below.

The higher Irish Hereford Prime pre-booking bonus is in addition to the applicable quality assurance payment.

All completed forms should be returned by email to info@irishherefordprime.com or alternatively posted to:

Off Season Bonus Scheme

Irish Hereford Prime



Co. Kildare

W91 YX09

by 6pm Friday 24th February 2023.

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Tom Barry

Tom Barry’s family farm is Baytown Park, Dunboyne, Co Meath. He is the third generation on the farm taking over from his late father, Thomas Barry in 2008 and keeps Hereford cross suckler cows as well as pedigree Hereford cows. Herefords are such a docile breed and as a part time farmer, with teenagers helping around the farm, it’s important to have a breed that’s easy to look after and handle. Tom’s farm is in the Green, Low-Carbon, Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS) for the past 5 years, where frequently taking soil samples and the completion of a nutrient management plan are required.