Farm programmes

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

Footprint Farms: focus on premium crops in Waterford
Premium crops on Pádraig Connery’s farm have earned him well in excess of €100/ac.
15% cut in N use on Tullamore Farm last year
Calving had just began when the Irish Farmers Journal team visited Tullamore Farm last week. Ellen Durkin reports.
A great year in the Tramlines on yield, price and weather
The Tramlines farmers share their highs and lows of the year gone by and thankfully it’s mostly highs. Andy Doyle and Siobhán Walsh report.
Planting finished on Tramlines farms
Planting has finished up on these Tramlines farms and some herbicides have been applied, but wet weather is making fieldwork a challenge.
Newford Farm striving for reduced emissions
The farm’s carbon footprint in 2022 is 14% lower than the national average and is being boosted by practices such as reduced age at slaughter and optimum breeding efficiencies.
Newford Farm update: just three 2021-born bullocks left to slaughter
The most recent batch of 21 bullocks drafted in early December delivered an average carcase weight of 373.89kg from a liveweight of 678kg and 55% kill-out.
Coming out the right side of a difficult year
There are numerous challenges facing farmers in the immediate term including higher concentrate costs, poorer-quality silage and ewes in below optimum body condition.
NI Sheep Programme: Tune in to winter feeding webinar
The NI Sheep programme will hold a winter feeding webinar on Thursday 15 December starting at 7.30pm.
Thrive weekly roundup: getting stock back on target and calf-rearing costs
This week's diary-beef programme roundup has tips for getting stock back on target if there has been a disappointing weight result mid-winter.
Tullamore Farm: calving set to ramp up
Just two cows have calved so far on Tullamore Farm, but farm manager Shaun Diver is preparing for things to get a lot busier over the next 10 days.
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Tullamore Farm: calving set to ramp up
Just two cows have calved so far on Tullamore Farm, but farm manager Shaun Diver is preparing for things to get a lot busier over the next 10 days.
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Further recovery in Tullamore Farm scanning performance
The litter size in mature ewes increased by 0.16 lambs per ewe joined, with this underpinned by a combination of ewes carrying more lambs and a reduced barren rate.
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77 more lambs drafted for sale on Tullamore Farm
The lambs recorded positive slaughter performance with two batches of 34 and 43 head killing out at 45% to 46% and averaging an average sale value of €132.
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Tullamore Farm: countdown to in-calf heifer sale
On Wednesday 26 October, the Irish Farmers Journal Tullamore Farm will host its annual sale of high replacement index in-calf heifers in Roscrea Mart.
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