Farmer Writes: EID announcement had all the finesse of a bull in a china shop
EID sheep tagging will cost farmers an additional €2m to implement, which would normally be spent in the rural communities, writes Brian Nicholson.
Farmer writes: rain at last and autumn calving difficulties
Joe Collingborn is going to Millstreet this weekend. Here he writes about rain at last, autumn calving and a recent visit a £1.3m project for 180 Irish-bred cows in England.
Farmer Writes: Charolais cattle on 300ha in central France
Marie-Ange Duchier farms pedigree Charolais cattle on 300ha in central France and is waiting on the rain to arrive.
Farmer Writes: raddling rams for the breeding season
Brian Nicholson is starting to raddle rams this week for the breeding season.