Farm programmes

The latest news and features from the Irish Farmers Journal farm programmes and demonstration farms.

Farm Programmes
Newford Farm update: bullocks averaging 505kg and heifers 484kg
Darren Carty
The target is to draft a high percentage of heifers off grass without concentrate feeding from the end of July onwards.
 
 
From the Tramlines: field compaction clear to see this season
Stephen Robb talks to growers from counties Kildare, Tipperary and Donegal. Most crops have good potential however spring crops appear to be struggling in compacted areas of fields this year.
From the Tramlines: crops respond to heat and moisture
Stephen Robb talks to growers from counties Cork, Derry and Meath where heat and moisture has really helped crops take off.
Newford Farm update: bullocks averaging 505kg and heifers 484kg
The target is to draft a high percentage of heifers off grass without concentrate feeding from the end of July onwards.
Newford Farm update: 2021 breeding season gets off to a flying start
A total of 74, or 89%, of the 83 mature cows put forward for breeding were inseminated in the first 19 days of breeding, while the 26 replacement heifers were synchronised and bred accordingly.
NI Sheep Programme: paddocks pushing stocking rates in Co Derry
Having split up 12 acres of grazing into seven paddocks during May, programme farmer Clement Lynch gives Kieran Mailey an overview of the setup.
Getting more from grass in Fermanagh
Next week’s webinar which takes place on the farm of Roy and Marilyn Mayers will discuss how the farm is focusing on improving grassland management to reduce costs and deliver increased productivity.
Thrive weekly round-up: controlling grass supply and quality
This week's Thrive dairy-beef programme round-up concentrates on maintaining grass supply and grazing quality, as high grass growth rates are experienced across the country.
Thrive: maintaining grass quality in a dairy beef system
With grass swards heading out, even at relatively low covers, keeping high quality grass ahead of stock is proving to be a challenge. Declan Marren writes.
Tullamore Farm: fertility problems with the stock bull
The stock bull was found to be infertile on Tullamore Farm this week. Declan Marren speaks to farm manager Shaun Diver on how it was discovered.
Tullamore Farm update on slaughter data for bulls under 16 months
Adam Woods checks in with Tullamore Farm manager Shaun Diver to see what’s been happening on the farm in the last few weeks.
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Tullamore Farm: fertility problems with the stock bull
The stock bull was found to be infertile on Tullamore Farm this week. Declan Marren speaks to farm manager Shaun Diver on how it was discovered.
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How much carbon is in the soil at Tullamore Farm?
Soil carbon samples taken on Tullamore Farm in March revealed how much carbon is stored in the farm’s soil.
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Tullamore Farm update on slaughter data for bulls under 16 months
Adam Woods checks in with Tullamore Farm manager Shaun Diver to see what’s been happening on the farm in the last few weeks.
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Tullamore Farm: grass growth explosion and latest bull kill
Adam Woods checks in with Tullamore Farm manager Shaun Diver to see what’s been happening on the farm this week.
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