Farm programmes

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

Tillage
Decent winter crops but fields remain saturated
Conor Kehoe
This week, Conor Kehoe chats to farmers in Waterford, Meath, and Kilkenny as they hope for an improvement in the weather.
 
 
Beyond N, P and K: balancing the living army in our soils
Beyond N, P and K: balancing the living army in our soils
Balancing soil chemistry is vital for optimising the use of inputs, but there’s also a growing awareness of the importance of nurturing the living component of our soils, writes Emma Hart.
Social sustainability in south Galway
Social sustainability in south Galway
'When you add it all up, this family farm enterprise offers way more of a "social dividend" than we usually give such enterprises credit for,' writes Brendan Dunford.
Navigating soil test results on Footprint Farms
Navigating soil test results on Footprint Farms
Good nutrient management is about measuring what you can (soil, slurry and crops) and adjusting year on year to improve efficiency and minimise environmental impact across the entire system.
Joined-up thinking on a fragmented holding in Co Antrim
Joined-up thinking on a fragmented holding in Co Antrim
David McBride blurs the false line between farmer and ‘environmentalist’, his love of farming and focus on profit resting easily with a lifelong interest in ornithology, writes Brendan Dunford.
Decent winter crops but fields remain saturated
Decent winter crops but fields remain saturated
This week, Conor Kehoe chats to farmers in Waterford, Meath, and Kilkenny as they hope for an improvement in the weather.
Spraying and spreading in difficult conditions
Spraying and spreading in difficult conditions
This week, Conor Kehoe talks to farmers in Tipperary, Down, and Westmeath as growers try to get up to date on winter crops.
Tullamore Farm update: calving, lambing and selling bulls
Tullamore Farm update: calving, lambing and selling bulls
Inclement weather is making life on Tullamore Farm busier in a week when calving is progressing nicely, lambing is ramping up and 11 yearling bulls were sold in Roscrea Mart.
Tullamore Farm update: calving, lambing and selling bulls SPONSORED
Tullamore Farm update: calving, lambing and selling bulls
Inclement weather is making life on Tullamore Farm busier in a week when calving is progressing nicely, lambing is ramping up and 11 yearling bulls were sold in Roscrea Mart.
Tullamore Farm: lambing kicks off with cows and calves turned to grassSPONSORED
Tullamore Farm: lambing kicks off with cows and calves turned to grass
The Tullamore Farm ewe flock has kicked off with lambing for 2024, while the dry spell has allowed for Shaun Diver to get some cows and calves to turn out some more cattle.
Keeping calves healthy on Tullamore FarmSPONSORED
Keeping calves healthy on Tullamore Farm
Adam Woods take a look at what Tullamore Farm manager Shaun Diver is doing to keep calves healthy.
Decisions to be made for Tullamore bullsSPONSORED
Decisions to be made for Tullamore bulls
Adam Woods takes a look at the economics of finishing this year’s crop of bulls on Tullamore Farm and whether to sell or feed on.
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