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Farmer writes: trouble begins when you heed outlandish stories
Tommy Moyles
So long as you work on preparing your own farm for the months ahead and not heed what the parish pessimists are saying, you’ll be alright, writes Tommy Moyles.
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NEWS
Long read: going against the grain with autumn calving
Barry Carty speaks to Kieran Mailey about making the best use of heavy ground with autumn calving and producing top-quality cattle for the live trade.
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3,200-year-old cheese discovered in ancient Egyptian tomb
Scientists have been able to identify a previously unknown material found in a tomb in Egypt as cheese, that was made from sheep or goat milk.
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SPONSORED
€8,400 savings on Peter’s farm in Meath
Peter met the Smart Farming team at the National Ploughing Championships last September and decided to take part. A half day’s farm visit took place last month.
DAIRY
All rain still very welcome in Kilkenny
Not enough Kilkenny rain means it’s back to the first-cut silage in Greenfield, writes Jack Kennedy.
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Student blog: keeping milk cool and milking four times a day in Idaho
I don’t think anything can prepare you for your first day of work on a farm with over 20,000 cattle, writes Michael Kean.
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Prevention for Profit Competition – Have you got what it takes?
The preventative approach is much more rewarding than the treatment approach when it comes to animal health on your farm.
Now that it has rained……we may get more than we bargained for!
Rain was badly needed and now that it has arrived we can look forward to a burst of grass growth.
Liming – what a difference a year makes!
Trevor Boland from Sligo won a lime and nutrient management plan worth €2,500 in the 2017 Smart Farming Competition.
Your Association. Your Voice – Get Involved in IFA
The IFA is about farmers, standing together, supporting each other. I encourage all farmers to get more actively involved in what IFA does, to strengthen the IFA and ensure we are fully representative