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Northern Ireland
On board with new bovine TB strategy
Contributor
The strategy, as it is presented, must not fail due to farmer apathy, writes Robert McConaghy.
7 December 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: Strategies and cotton underpants
I have previously come across the phrase 'user-centric' at the off-farm job when we talk about designing technology with the user in mind, Kieran Sullivan writes.
7 December 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: When the stars aligned to plant 50ac of forestry
Gerald Potterton is done with the commercial planting of trees.
Farmer Writes: looking at energy demand on farm
With new grants and tax incentives available for solar panels on sheds, we will also try to find time to study all of the options available.
30 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: winter routine kicks in
Almost all stock are housed at this stage on Tommy Moyles’ farm and the winter routine has set in.
30 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Cut the meal being fed or keep driving on?
Some farmers are feeding less concentrate, which has led John Egerton to question his own system.
30 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Impressed by contractor work in New Zealand
Zac Elkin from Craigantlet in Co Down is currently working on a dairy farm in the Canterbury foothills of New Zealand.
30 November 2022 Northern Ireland
When I grow up I'll be able to give my dad ‘a break milking cows’
Our young IFJ Junior readers give us the down low on what’s going happening on their farms and in their lives this winter.
23 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: dry bale silage passes the taste test
Energy values are behind target, but high dry matters mean bales are readily eaten by livestock, writes Derek Robinson.
23 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: learning about farming in Lanzarote
I will reduce fertiliser rates next year, make less silage, and try to move the cattle from September onwards.
23 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: disappointing autumn weather
I’m not keen on insecticides, beneficials and other little fellows inevitably suffer, writes Gerald Potterton.
23 November 2022 Farmer Writes
My pet cow
Anna Smyth from Co Cavan wrote to IFJ Junior about 741, her pet cow.
23 November 2022 Farmer Writes