From torment to twins: a Salers cow's story
John Egerton Contributor, Farmer writes
After behaving badly at calving a number of years in a row, it was time to sell, writes John Egerton.
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Global Dairy Trade auction down 3.6%
Tuesday's Global Dairy Trade (GDT) event concluded with the price index down 3.6%.
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Two arrests made in Wexford land dispute
Two arrests were made in Ferns, Co Wexford, on Tuesday, where 150ac is at the centre of a land dispute, the Irish Farmers Journal understands.
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€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.
Warnings issued over 'off-label' antibiotic footbaths for cattle
The Department of Agriculture has advised farmers that the use of antibiotic powders in footbaths for cattle is not licensed in Ireland.
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Dairy management: Grass growth declining as drought bites again
Aidan Brennan says there's a big difference in how farms are being run, depending on the weather.
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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.
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.
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.
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
Hijacking of term ‘sustainable’ by anti-GMO groups misleading – UCC scientists
Scientists from University College Cork have said it is grossly misleading of anti-GMO groups to equate GMO cultivation-free status with green, sustainable food production.
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