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

Beef
Thrive: weekend rainfall eases grazing pressure on demo farm
Declan Marren
For those in the south of the country, like the Thrive demonstration farm in Cashel, Co Tipperary, last weekend's rainfall was a welcome sight and will have started to relieve the pressure for grass.
 
 
Oversowing clover in Carrigmore
We caught up with Footprint Farmer Martin Crowe to see how he’s cutting his nitrogen use this year.
A busy time of this Wexford farm - from wool to honey
It’s a busy time on Tykillen Farm in Co Wexford, with sheep to be shorn and haylage to be made.
From the Tramlines: rain welcome, but ramularia high in winter barley
Rain was welcomed at the weekend as some crops were in need of moisture. Very few crops have fell with the rain so far.
Weather allows spraying to finish up
The weather has become more settled and allowed farmers to get out to spray some of the final fungicides this week.
Newford Farm update: calves gaining over 1.4kg/day since birth
Bull calves are weighing 196kg at an average age of 3.5 months, while heifer calves are 5kg lighter at an average liveweight of 191kg.
Newford Farm update: TB remains a niggling issue
There were two homebred heifers identified as TB reactors in the latest test carried out a fortnight ago.
NI Sheep Programme: weather holds up silage plans in Fermanagh
This week, Roy and Marilyn Mayers give an update on what's happening on their Co Fermanagh farm. Kieran Mailey reports.
NI Sheep Programme: drafting spring lambs under way
Co Tyrone sheep farmer Mark Davidson has started drafting this year's lamb crop for slaughter. Kieran Mailey reports.
Thrive: weekend rainfall eases grazing pressure on demo farm
For those in the south of the country, like the Thrive demonstration farm in Cashel, Co Tipperary, last weekend's rainfall was a welcome sight and will have started to relieve the pressure for grass.
Tullamore Farm: end of the breeding season in sight
There is plenty happening on Tullamore Farm at the moment between breeding coming to a close, bulls being drafted for slaughter and the first lambs being killed.
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Tullamore Farm: end of the breeding season in sight
There is plenty happening on Tullamore Farm at the moment between breeding coming to a close, bulls being drafted for slaughter and the first lambs being killed.
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13 lambs drafted for slaughter on Tullamore Farm
Niamh Gunn chats with Shaun Diver to see what’s happening on Tullamore Farm this week.
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Tullamore Farm: AI sires being used this breeding season
Niamh Gunn chats with farm manager Shaun Diver this week on the selection of bulls being used for AI this year.
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Tullamore Farm: first 18 bulls averaging €2220/head
While beef price is positive and carcase values are up, higher input costs mean a close eye needs to be kept on performance.
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