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Working in New Zealand on a farm with 1,150 cows
As temperatures take a dip, we look at what steps farmers can take to ensure a high level of animal performance is maintained throughout the Autumn*.
By Farmers Journal on 19 August 2014
This Co Monaghan farmer has achieved substantial savings in his bills by switching to burning straw bales to heat his poultry houses.
By Paul Mooney on 14 August 2014
Milk prices are weakening globally, with the overall dairy product price index down by 0.6% in the latest Global Dairy Trade auction.
By Pat O'Keeffe on 19 August 2014
Scale is desirable in modern farming but its benefits may depend on what your neighbours are, as forest animals are big crop pests on Beberbeck farm in Germany.
By Andy Doyle on 14 August 2014
Julian Hughes remembers his Nuffield scholarship, which included a visit to the trading floor of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) which is the world’s most important grain trading bourse.
By Julian Hughes on 19 August 2014
Summer mastitis occurs in warm weather and is spread by flies. It is hard to treat so take action to prevent its occurence.
By Journal Vet on 14 August 2014
Blow for voluntary labelling scheme as Tesco not to carry labelling designed to address the anomaly of ‘nomad’ cattle in the north.
By Maura Fay on 19 August 2014
Last week we gave you a brief view of some of the action from the recent Dunmore Vintage Silage Event and this week we bring you more photographs of the event.
By Michael Moroney on 14 August 2014
This week Padraig Shevlin gets the rest of his silage baled and discusses his plans to build a slatted shed.
By on 18 August 2014
Optimum soil fertility will maximise performance on older swards but reseeding is required to sustain the higher stocking rates.
By Darren Carty on 14 August 2014
As it’s the breeding sales time of year, John Shirley discusses breeds of sheep and what qualities they have.
By John Shirley on 18 August 2014
Dairy share-farming post milk quotas could create huge opportunities for many Irish farmers and land owners. Paidi Kelly reports.
By Paidi Kelly on 14 August 2014
The prestigious competition takes place this Wednesday at the Virginia Show. Maura Fay meets one of its entrants, Tom Kelly, to find out what the competition is all about.
By Maura Fay on 18 August 2014
I find this one of the most difficult times of the year, probably because it is also one of the busiest and most important.
By Matt Dempsey on 18 August 2014
Strong demand for agricultural science courses has led to an increase in the minimum points required in order to secure a CAO first round offer.
By Farmers Journal on 18 August 2014
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Mike Flahive, suckler farmer, turning hay on Bromore Cliffs, Beale, Ballybunion Co.Kerry. Picture: Valerie O’Sullivan
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