Farm programmes

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

From the Tramlines: growth slows as cold weather bites
Stephen Robb talks to growers from counties Laois, Galway and Louth where the return of frosty, harsh weather has slowed crop growth.
From the Tramlines: Rain puts the brakes on spring field work
Stephen Robb talks to growers from counties Down, Kerry and Wexford, where field work was brought to a standstill due to the weekend’s rain.
Newford Farm update: heavy rainfall forces temporary rehousing
Cows and calves and yearling bullocks were rehoused on Tuesday and the aim is to get these back outdoors early next week, while heifers have remained outdoors with a few tweaks to grazing management.
Newford Farm: first cattle turned out to grass on Wednesday
Thirty-five yearling heifers were turned to grass on Wednesday, with the plan to turn the remaining 21 heifers out to grass on Monday, along with the first batch of cows with calves at foot.
NI Sheep Programme: mid-season lambing round-up
With mid-season lambing in full swing, Kieran Mailey gives an update from some of the upland and hill flocks in the programme.
NISP 2020: the numbers behind the performance
In the final week of benchmarking analysis, the focus is on comparing the key inputs and outputs and production performance between the lowland and hill producers.
Watch: grazing update from Thrive demo farm
Declan Marren outlines the grazing plan on the demo farm for the next few weeks as yearling cattle graze heavier grass covers at the end of the first rotation.
Thrive: hitting growth targets with yearlings at grass
Performance at grass for the first six to eight weeks post turnout is often the greatest of the year. It is important to have good grass ahead of stock at all times to maximise this thrive.
Watch: grazing update from Tullamore Farm
Declan Marren caught up with Shaun Diver this week to see what's been happening on Tullamore Farm.
Watch live: Tullamore Farm breeding webinar
Watch the Tullamore Farm breeding webinar, which covers the farm's breeding plans for 2021.
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Watch: grazing update from Tullamore Farm
Declan Marren caught up with Shaun Diver this week to see what's been happening on Tullamore Farm.
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Watch back: Tullamore Farm suckler breeding webinar
Watch Tuesday night's suckler breeding webinar where all aspects of the breeding programme on Tullamore Farm were discussed.
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Watch live: Tullamore Farm breeding webinar
Watch the Tullamore Farm breeding webinar, which covers the farm's breeding plans for 2021.
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Tullamore Breeding Webinar Q&A: managing AI and focusing on maternal traits
Adam Woods takes a look at some of the questions and answers that came in at Tuesday night’s Tullamore farm series breeding webinar.
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