NEWS
Farmer Writes: patches of ground that would suck the wellies off you
Leitrim suckler farmer Karen McCabe writes about the battle with rushes, a weak calf and an unexpected win in the show ring.
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The farmer's daily wrap: lamb prices, milk production and Donegal wildfire
Here is your news round-up of the top five farming stories today, Monday 22 April.
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SPONSORED
Irish Hereford Prime certification guarantees the highest possible standards
Since 1997 the Irish Hereford Prime beef producer group and its partners have worked hard to market Hereford as the beef of choice for top chefs throughout Ireland and Europe.
DAIRY
Surge in demand for dairy worker permits
Almost all permits available for dairy farm assistants from outside Europe have been issued by the Department of Business.
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Dairy management: sun’s out, time to cut out meal
With grass growth driving ahead, it’s time to cut back on inputs, writes Aidan Brennan.
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Feed additive lifts cow fertility and health
Co Limerick dairy farmer Ned Frost credits a feed additive with improving herd health while simultaneously lifting fertility in his 180-cow Holstein Friesian herd.
Irish Hereford Prime certification guarantees the highest possible standards
Since 1997 the Irish Hereford Prime beef producer group and its partners have worked hard to market Hereford as the beef of choice for top chefs throughout Ireland and Europe.
Working to deliver cost savings and a better environment
Smart Farming targets €250,000 in savings for farmers in 2019. The seminar is on Tuesday, 30 April at 1.45pm in Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise
Feed additive lifts cow fertility and health
Co Limerick dairy farmer Ned Frost credits a feed additive with improving herd health while simultaneously lifting fertility in his 180-cow Holstein Friesian herd.
Cocci TV –Preventing coccidiosis and the 750 ewe part-time flock
New episodes in the popular coccidiosis mini-series brought to you by Chanelle Veterinary.
MACHINERY
Watch: first of Yara’s new ALS2 nitrogen sensors in action in Kilkenny
Stephen Robb visited Kilkenny From the Tramlines farmer James O’Reilly, who recently took delivery of the first of Yara’s new ALS2 nitrogen sensors in Ireland.
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New tractors sales up 5% for Jan-March 2019
Despite the continued uncertainty in the agricultural industry, positive March tractor sales mean that 2019 sales of new units are up 5% on the same period in 2018. Peter Thomas Keaveney reports.
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TILLAGE
Long read: going organic through the fusion of grassland and cereals
Matthew Halpin reports on the recent Teagasc organic beef and tillage walk hosted by Donal Keane and family in Summerhill, Co Meath.
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Farmers voice anger over Boortmalt seed contract changes
At an IFA meeting held in Bunclody, Co Wexford, on Wednesday night, seed growers for Boortmalt expressed their frustration over changes made to this year's contracts.
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