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Good news for Greenfield Kilkenny
Tissue tag testing remains compulsory for 2018
Farmers are advised to tissue tag-test calves as soon as possible after birth and the practice remains compulsory for 2018.
By Amy Forde on 14 December 2017
Liam and Geraldine Herlihy run a dairy farm on approximately 40ha in Granagh, Co Limerick. They milk 69 cows and supply Dairygold Co-op.
Saturday's sale was the last one of the year at Balla Mart, but the trade remained strong for all types of good-quality cattle and fat cows.
By Nathan Tuffy on 17 December 2017
The company behind the agri and grain trading business reported a fall in profits in 2016.
By Eoin Lowry on 15 December 2017
Dairy farmers in Germany and France have ramped up production since August in response to high milk prices.
By Lorcan Allen on 15 December 2017
Technology savvy farmers are switching over so as to reduce labour around tasks such as feeding calves and drafting out cows.
By Paul Mooney on 15 December 2017
We have the perfect presents, stocking fillers and children’s toys to cover you this Christmas.
With over 20,000 followers across several social media platforms, Edward Dudley of Kilsunny Pedigree Herds writes about his recent experiences of dealing with negativity online.
By Contributor on 14 December 2017
An agri manager with Ulster Bank has said that some business plans from dairy farmers include projected milk prices of up to 45c/l.
By Tommy Moyles on 17 December 2017
This week, our photographers were in Lisburn, Portlaoise and Mitchelstown.
By Photo Desk on 15 December 2017
The data was compiled by Department of Agriculture and presented to Animal Health Ireland.
By Paul Mooney on 15 December 2017
Last week, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, and Bord Bia CEO Tara McCarthy led an Irish agri-food trade mission to Japan and South Korea.
Getting beef cattle to the correct fat score at finishing time will improve killout and carcase value, writes Kieran Mailey.
By Kieran Mailey on 15 December 2017
Heavy lobbying from EU farm organisations including the IFA has ensured no further beef offer in Buenos Aires and therefore no deal.
By Phelim O'Neill on 16 December 2017
One lab has invested €80,000 in new equipment and staff training to be able to handle newly approved tags.
By Contributor on 15 December 2017
Cattle disease spreads in New Zealand
New Zealand authorities have identified the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis on the North Island for the first time.
By Amy Forde on 14 December 2017
Edwin Thompson runs a dairy enterprise in partnership with his father John and wife Diane in Golden, Cashel, Co Tipperary.
Winter ration hasn't lifted milk yields and cows aren't milking very well this winter in Britain, writes Joe Collingborn.
By Joe Collingborn on 14 December 2017
The Power family controlled group reported a much-improved performance last year.
By Eoin Lowry on 15 December 2017


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