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BETTER Farm

The hugely successful BETTER farm beef programme has entered its third phase. This time round there are 27 new participant farmers, with a huge range of systems and farm types in the mix. Our digital coverage has grown too, with a big focus on video, podcast and interactive forum offerings.
Ciarán Lenehan goes through some useful and indeed essential items on suckler farms this calving season.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 04 January 2018
Ciarán Lenehan looks back at some of the best video offerings from year one of the BETTER farm beef programme's third phase.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 02 January 2018
Mayo BETTER farmer Tommy Holmes grew the most grass out of all the programme farmers in 2017.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 30 December 2017
As year one of BETTER farm phase three reaches its conclusion, Ciarán Lenehan reviews 2017 grass production in the programme.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 28 December 2017
In recent weeks, dung samples were taken from animals on our BETTER beef farms in order to assess the parasite burden, if any, and design individual treatment protocols.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 19 December 2017
Ciarán Lenehan looks back at some of the most positive talking points in year one of BETTER farm phase three, as well as some of the inevitable lows that come with livestock farming. Good
By Ciarán Lenehan on 21 December 2017
A new report from ICBF aims to help farmers identify their best ‘beef producing’ cows.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 15 December 2017
Ciarán Lenehan caught up with the Kerry-based Flahertys for a progress update last week.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 12 December 2017
Clare BETTER farmer Sean Hayes’s stock are doing the business on the weighing scales, writes Ciarán Lenehan.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 14 December 2017
Ciarán Lenehan dropped into two of our midlands BETTER beef farmers this week.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 06 December 2017
Ciarán Lenehan looks at the all-important 2017 silage analysis from the BETTER farm beef programme farmers.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 07 December 2017
Maurice Hearne is Waterford’s BETTER farm representative in the current phase of the BETTER farm beef programme. He is featured on the BETTER farm page in this week’s Irish Farmers Journal.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 28 November 2017
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