NEWS
Tractor and baler catch fire in Wicklow
A tractor was completely destroyed after catching fire in Wicklow on Saturday.
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This week in photos: drafting lambs on the Curragh commonage
Our top farming photos from the week include lambs being drafted on the Curragh commonage, a herd of 65 high-yielding pedigree Holstein dairy cows in Co Monaghan and a field being topped in Co Carlow.
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Irish Shows Association Virtual Show 2020 - the show must go on(line)!
2020 is a very different year for our showing community and the Irish Shows Association has been inspired to adapt to the new normal and look to technology to keep the show on the road.
DAIRY
Glanbia increases June base price
Glanbia chair Martin Keane said the June milk payment would deliver over €120m to rural communities.
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Dairy management: what weight should replacement heifers be now?
Making sure heifers hit their target weight is crucial for their longevity in the herd, writes Aidan Brennan.
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Irish Shows Association Virtual Show 2020 - the show must go on(line)!
2020 is a very different year for our showing community and the Irish Shows Association has been inspired to adapt to the new normal and look to technology to keep the show on the road.
Silostop - who we are & what we do
Silostop is the leading manufacturer of oxygen barrier (OB) silage films, providing a complete silage protection system made up of OB films, protective nettings and covers, as well as gravel bags.
Grass-fed standard for beef could be approved in coming weeks
Mark Zieg, beef sector manager with Bord Bia, outlines the details of what will form the 'grass-fed' standard for Irish meat and what benefits it could bring for prices.
Bonanza Calf Nutrition key points to be aware of preparing for calves at grass
We are improving our calf management year-on-year; refining it, focusing on new aspects, raising the target bar.
MACHINERY
Have you checked your tyres ahead of the harvest?
With crops edging closer towards ripening, Michelin has published a pre-harvest tyre check that machine operators should carry out before the harvest gets under way. Peter Thomas Keaveney reports.
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Interest in ag mechanisation surges but proof of placement a must
The Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Mechanisation course at IT Tralee has attracted a strong level of interest and is expected to run this year, but proof of placement is required.
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TILLAGE
Growing interest in rye production
Rye looks to have a useful set of characteristics to help spread autumn workload on tillage farms.
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