Change to homebred replacements paying off
Since joining the BETTER Farm programme, Alastair McNeilly has changed his breeding programme and now breeds his own replacements instead of buying maiden heifers annually.
BETTER farm: higher grass growth in the west during 2018
The programme farms in the west had an ideal grazing season, growing more grass than the farms in the east.
Store cattle housed for winter finishing in Co Down
Forward stores have now been housed for winter finishing on Fionbharr Hamill's farm.
Successful breeding season for spring-calving herd at CAFRE
Breeding has gone according to plan for the suckler herd, with all cows scanned in-calf at Abbey Farm, Greenmount.