Farm programmes

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

Beef
Newford Farm update: yearling heifers turned out to grass
Darren Carty
The 40 heifers turned outdoors on Thursday 20 January weighed 411kg, having achieved an average daily gain of 0.72kg over the shorter winter housing period.
 
 
Webinar: Grain market outlook
Stephen Robb and Andy Doyle are joined by industry specialists to discuss the prospects for grain markets over the coming season.
Webinar: tillage input costs and returns for 2022
Stephen Robb and Andy Doyle are joined by industry specialists to discuss the challenges facing tillage farmers in 2022 in terms of rising input costs and their returns.
Newford Farm update: yearling heifers turned out to grass
The 40 heifers turned outdoors on Thursday 20 January weighed 411kg, having achieved an average daily gain of 0.72kg over the shorter winter housing period.
Quiz: Thrive slaughter performance - bullocks off grass
The second Thrive slaughter performance quiz focuses on a batch of bullocks that were drafted from grass in early-October.
Silage sampling – do you know what you are feeding your ewes?
The programme farmers have all had their silage sampled, helping to make best use of concentrates in the runup to lambing.
NI Sheep Programme: breeding finished and scanning underway
This week, Kieran Mailey catches up with some of the lowland sheep farmers in the programme for a update on the breeding season.
Thrive weekly roundup: January jobs and mid-winter weights
The dairy beef weekly roundup outlines some tasks that need to be completed in the coming weeks on dairy beef farms, as well as looking at the mid-winter weights from the Thrive demonstration farm.
Can I cut meal feeding to dairy-beef stock returning to grass in spring?
With rising feed costs, some farmers are looking at reducing meal feeding to stock that will go back to grass in early spring.
Tullamore Farm: bullocks average €2.30/kg at the mart
The last three bullocks from Tullamore Farm were sold in Roscrea this week and came to an average value of €1,415/head. Declan Marren catches up with Shaun Diver for the latest from the farm.
Newford Farm update: another 22 cattle drafted for slaughter
A batch of 15 heifers recorded an average carcase weight of 326kg while the seven bullocks returned an average carcase weight of 367kg.
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Tullamore Farm: bullocks average €2.30/kg at the mart
The last three bullocks from Tullamore Farm were sold in Roscrea this week and came to an average value of €1,415/head. Declan Marren catches up with Shaun Diver for the latest from the farm.
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Tullamore Farm: cull cow slaughter performance
Eight cull cows were slaughtered last week on Tullamore Farm. Declan Marren speaks to farm manager Shaun Diver on their slaughter performance.
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Newford Farm update: another 22 cattle drafted for slaughter
A batch of 15 heifers recorded an average carcase weight of 326kg while the seven bullocks returned an average carcase weight of 367kg.
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Tullamore Farm: what's in the weanling ration this winter?
Winter diets are now in full flow on Tullamore Farm, here we look at what is on the menu for weanling heifers and bulls for the next few months.
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