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10 tips for improving autumn breeding in suckler herds
Chainsaws are extremely useful but they need trained and experienced hands to operate them.
By Michael Collins on 22 October 2017
Raymond Linnane operates a 50 cow suckler herd in Bellharbour, Co. Clare. He built a new slatted shed in 2006 and highlights the difference slat rubber makes to his herd, versus bare concrete slats.
William Conlon visited a Dutch dairy farmer who has been severely constricted due to recent phosphate regulations.
By William Conlon on 21 October 2017
Mart prices: Charolais the king in Carrigallen
Whether it was heifers or bulls, the Charolais breed help underpin the trade at Carrigallen Mart on Saturday.
By Patrick Donohoe on 21 October 2017
The new Labour party leader in New Zealand brings with her the potential to seriously impact on dairy production.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 21 October 2017
Bedding 200 cows with straw twice a day from the tractor cab sounds appealing. Michael Collins reports from an organic dairy farm doing just this.
By Michael Collins on 21 October 2017
STIHL continues to steal a march when it comes to developing new innovative technologies that offer real solutions to practical problems.
Teagasc budgets show the potential for farmers to utilise excess grass and generate a margin of €25 to €30 from finishing hill lambs.
By Darren Carty on 20 October 2017
More of a focus on ‘eyes in the sky’ for future CAP
The European Union (EU) already monitors farming from outer space by using satellites, and these could play a bigger role in future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
By Amy Forde on 20 October 2017
With Grennans entering the milk market for the first time, Eoin Lowry asks who benefits?
By Eoin Lowry on 19 October 2017
Vets could be in short supply in Northern Ireland post Brexit
The number of vets in Northern Ireland could decrease after the UK officially exits from the EU, as “significant numbers” of NI vets are trained at University College Dublin.
By Amy Forde on 20 October 2017
At EirGrid we are responsible for a safe, secure and reliable supply of electricity – now and in the future.
Michael Collins gives a few tips on what personal protective equipment (PPE) is available on the market and what benefit it offers chainsaw operators.
By Michael Collins on 19 October 2017
Jerry O’Callaghan has been appointed chairman of the world’s largest meat processor.
By Lorcan Allen on 21 October 2017
Power restored to 20,000 more homes and farms as Storm Brian continues
Weather warnings remain in place today but ESB crews are still restoring power to farms in the wake of Ophelia.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 21 October 2017
With butter prices softening and the continued weakness in the skim milk powder (SMP), EU Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan has issued a word caution about the dairy markets.
By Patrick Donohoe on 19 October 2017
Bord Bia recently undertook a study tour of northern England with a group of Irish beef and dairy producers.
End uses for sweet chestnut timber include fencing, furniture and construction while the nuts are edible. Donal Magner reports.
By Donal Magner on 19 October 2017
A draft of the Commissioner's CAP proposals for 2020 suggests a 'mark 2' version of the current CAP rather than radical reform. Phelim O'Neill takes a closer look.
By Phelim O'Neill on 21 October 2017


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