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Farmer Writes: seven days of grass to graze
Bill O'Keeffe Farmers Writes
Bill O'Keeffe still has over 60% of his herd milking. They are producing 12.5l at 5.87% fat and 4.60% protein.
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NEWS
No backstop for Irish beef prices
Irish prime beef prices are now below the EU average, writes Phelim O'Neill.
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Keeping your farm and household secure this winter – top tips
Local garda based in Granard, Co Longford, recently briefed farmers at a KT event in Granard Mart, Co Longford, on farm security. The event highlighted a number of areas that farmers can address.
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Watch: Sense of security is dangerous
Despite the prolonged dry periods this summer, farmers shouldn’t dismiss the risk of important internal parasites like liver fluke, lungworm and gutworm later this year.
DAIRY
Good autumn milk supply in Kilkenny
Grazing at Greenfield farm has been more off than on for the last week, writes Jack Kennedy.
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Dairy management: get your head lamp out for drying off
Drying off cows is important to get right and a vision for fertility is also important, writes Jack Kennedy.
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Watch: Understanding Liver Fluke
Research published in 2016 suggested that 82% of Irish dairy herds have been exposed to liver fluke1.
Meet the 39 Origin Green farmer finalists
This week Bord Bia profiles 39 finalists in its Origin Green Sustainable Dairy, Beef and Horticulture Farmer Awards
Watch: Sense of security is dangerous
Despite the prolonged dry periods this summer, farmers shouldn’t dismiss the risk of important internal parasites like liver fluke, lungworm and gutworm later this year.
Labour saving solutions this winter
Protect your herd this winter with an effective vaccination programme.
MACHINERY
Pottinger appoints Atkins to take charge in the Midlands
Pottinger Ireland has recently appointed Atkins Farm Machinery Birr as its new dealer for the region.
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Bauer to introduce noise-insulated irrigation pump sets
Bauer have recently introduced a new range of irrigation pump sets for applications where an exposed diesel engine running for hours on end is likely to cause disturbance.
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TILLAGE
Tillage management: up to nine inches in places in November
A deluge of rainfall, especially in the southern half of the country, in recent weeks brought most of the field work to a halt.
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Grain markets: maize continues to take market share
While many different factors act to influence market forces, the relatively low price of maize is having a huge impact in this country.
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