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Farm Programmes
Newford herd update: weaning weights on a par with 2020 performance
Darren Carty
Male weanlings averaged 331kg, having achieved an average daily liveweight gain (ADG) of 1.41kg since birth, while heifer weanlings averaged 300kg and an ADG of 1.29kg since birth.
 
 
From the Tramlines: winter cereal sowing kicks off this week
This week Stephen Robb talks to growers from counties Laois, Meath and Cork who are gearing up to start their autumn sowing campaigns.
From the Tramlines: harvest wrapped up by the weekend
Stephen Robb talks to growers from counties Tipperary, Donegal and Wexford where the harvest has largely wrapped up and the focus is turning to 2022’s crops
Newford herd update: weaning weights on a par with 2020 performance
Male weanlings averaged 331kg, having achieved an average daily liveweight gain (ADG) of 1.41kg since birth, while heifer weanlings averaged 300kg and an ADG of 1.29kg since birth.
Thrive weekly roundup: start of finishing phase and first cattle slaughtered
This week's Thrive dairy-beef programme roundup looks at the finishing strategy on the demo farm as the first 11 heifers and two bullocks are drafted for slaughter.
NI Sheep Programme: time for pre-breeding checks on rams
With breeding little over one month away for mid-season lambing flocks, now is the time to check the physical condition of rams. Kieran Mailey writes.
‘I was dosing and feeding lambs but they were still losing weight’
Fermanagh farmer Trevor Nixon gave an honest account during last week’s webinar of how lamb performance was hammered by anthelmintic resistance in 2020.
Thrive weekly roundup: calf performance at grass and drafting finishing stock
This week's dairy beef programme roundup looks at maintaining calf performance at grass this autumn, as well as a recap from the recent webinar focusing on drafting cattle for slaughter off grass.
Thrive: building a viable dairy-beef system
Declan Marren looks at the most recent slaughter performance from the Thrive demonstration farm.
Watch: Tullamore Farm prepares for weaning
Meal feeding, forward creep grazing and perfect autumn conditions on Tullamore Farm are all helping maintain performance in the run-up to weaning. Declan Marren speaks to farm manager Shaun Diver.
Tullamore Farm update: lamb sale prices averaging €131.46
The latest batch of lambs drafted on 26 August achieved an average sale value of €132.85.
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Watch: Tullamore Farm prepares for weaning
Meal feeding, forward creep grazing and perfect autumn conditions on Tullamore Farm are all helping maintain performance in the run-up to weaning. Declan Marren speaks to farm manager Shaun Diver.
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Tullamore Farm: Factory lamb sale price averaging €131.46/head
The latest batch of lambs drafted on 26 August achieved an average sale value of €132.85.
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Tullamore Farm update: lamb sale prices averaging €131.46
The latest batch of lambs drafted on 26 August achieved an average sale value of €132.85.
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BEEP weighing results in on Tullamore Farm
Adam Woods checks in with Tullamore Farm manager Shaun Diver to see what’s been happening on-farm this week.
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