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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 outlines a stock bull checklist for both new and existing animals.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 19 April 2018
There are signs that growth has picked up in recent days, writes Ciarán Lenehan.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 12 April 2018
Wicklow BETTER farm representative Brian Doran won't be sad to see the back of spring 2018, writes Ciarán Lenehan.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 11 April 2018
It’s been a difficult spring for Brian Doran, who farms on the outskirts of Carnew. Ciarán Lenehan visited.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 12 April 2018
The plan for first-cut 2018 was a hot topic at Garreth McCormack’s BETTER farm walk in Cavan yesterday. Ciarán Lenehan and Anthony Mulligan report.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 06 April 2018
Growth was less than a quarter of normal rates on drystock farms this week, writes Ciarán Lenehan.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 05 April 2018
Ciarán Lenehan asked some of our BETTER beef farmers how they were managing the with the inclement weather conditions currently gripping the country.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 05 April 2018
Ciarán Lenehan previews the first BETTER beef farm walk of the current programme.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 03 April 2018
Most farmers are reporting that they can finally get animals out on fields but there is no grass.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 29 March 2018
Ciarán Lenehan paid a visit to the sole organic participant in the BETTER Farm beef programme last week.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 28 March 2018
Ciarán Lenehan talked to Limerick BETTER beef farmer Shane Gleeson about his recent outbreak of cryptosporidium in calves.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 29 March 2018
Grass growth this week was one quarter of last year's corresponding figure.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 22 March 2018
FLEMMING TR8 TRAILERTWIN AXLESIZE 13 X 712.5/80 X 15.3 TYRESYEAR 2016S...
2017 KRONE AMR 240ACTIVE MOW8 FT CUTTING WIDTH4 DISCS2 DRUMS...
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