Calf registrations continue to shift from suckler to dairy counties
Detailed data on last year's births show a 4.7% fall in suckler births and a 3.2% jump in dairy calf numbers, reflected in the traditional areas where farmers engage in each system.
The farmer's daily wrap: farm fatality, African swine fever and bees
Here is your news round-up of the five top farming stories and weather outlook for Saturday 24 May.
Three-man race for ICSA president
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Association (ICSA) will elect a new president in June.
Watch: vegetable growers turn on the irrigation systems
O’Shea Farms and Hughes Farming have both turned on the irrigation pumps this week.