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Cultural leatherjacket control proves a success
A lot of the hype surrounding FTMTA Grass and Muck involves grass equipment. Michael Collins takes a look at the equally important dung-spreaders that were demonstrated.
By Michael Collins on 20 May 2018
While the risks of a BVD breakdown are reducing year on year, the consequences of a breakdown for individual farmers are getting much higher, warned veterinary practitioner Donal Lynch.
Weekly weather: mainly dry and settled
This week is expected to be mainly dry and settled with sunny intervals and just a few scattered showers, according to Met Éireann.
By Odile Evans on 20 May 2018
Long read: Niall Browne spoke with the Irish Farmers Journal at the SIAL food show in Shanghai about the prospects for Irish beef in China.
By Phelim O'Neill on 19 May 2018
Detecting early heats in beef farming is a vitally important factor in maintaining a 365-day calving interval. Anthony Mulligan looks at some of the best heat detection aids available to farmers.
By Anthony Mulligan on 18 May 2018
Our top pictures from this week include farmers in Tipperary, Leitrim and the Irish Farmers Journal's racing event at Kilbeggan Racecourse.
By Photo Desk on 18 May 2018
IFA recently held a national Smart Farming conference, which heard about the impressive work of farmers who have reduced their farm bills by €8,700 and their climate impact by 10%
Student blog: Sky dives and plate-meters in New Zealand
Ailish Osborne is doing her work experience in the south east of New Zealand with 10 other ag science students.
By Contributor on 17 May 2018
Irish Farmers Journal breakfast bulletin: brisk cattle trade and KT delays
In the news today, Monday 21 May, the morning will be overcast, with persistent rain in most areas.
By Odile Evans on 20 May 2018
Can Irish beef follow in the footsteps of growing dairy exports to China? Should it fly the flag of national identity or European standards? Thomas Hubert reports from Shenzhen.
By Thomas Hubert on 19 May 2018
Up to 35mm of rain forecast in places
Met Éireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for counties in the west.
By Odile Evans on 20 May 2018
Charles Chavasse, Area Veterinary Manager with Zoetis, outlines the importance of effectively treating worm infections in livestock.
This weekend, Donegal’s Proper Job Macra Na Feirme club pulled a Massey Ferguson 35 44km, from Donegal town to Raphoe, all in the name of charity.
By Stephen Robb on 20 May 2018
Consumers are switching to cashless or mobile payments, but what does this trend mean for Ireland’s food industry? Lorcan Allen reports.
By Lorcan Allen on 17 May 2018
Milk production in Britain is just over 25m litres down on the previous year, according to figures from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).
By Odile Evans on 17 May 2018
The bank account looks better following the arrival of the April milk cheque, writes Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 19 May 2018
Smart Farming starts its 2018 work this month, identifying ways to improve farm returns and enhance the rural environment.
A few paddocks totalling about eight acres were mowed on Thursday evening and baled on Saturday morning.
By Darren Carty on 19 May 2018
Tasks including lameness control, flystrike control, parasite control and mineral supplementation of lambs will be coming to the fore in the coming weeks.
By Darren Carty on 18 May 2018


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