Farm programmes

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

Farm Programmes
Newford Farm update: first 20 heifers drafted for slaughter
Darren Carty
The heifers were drafted off grass and achieved an average carcase weight of 290kg at an average of 17.5 months of age.
 
 
Counting carbon on Tullamore Farm
Here are the soil carbon results from samples taken to 30cm on Tullamore Farm.
Looking at the soil carbon results in more detail
This week, we look at the soil carbon results and the variation in these results taken on the farms in the Footprint Farmers Programme.
From the Tramlines: happy farmers as sun shines on harvest
It’s all go with harvest this week as tillage farmers make the most of the good weather.
Drying grain, cutting OSR and lifting spuds
If you’re near the tramlines this week it’s a very busy view, as farmers juggle the massive workload of the harvest.
Newford Farm update: first 20 heifers drafted for slaughter
The heifers were drafted off grass and achieved an average carcase weight of 290kg at an average of 17.5 months of age.
Newford Farm update: TB issues escalate with eight reactors identified
The TB breakdown in the herd has been ongoing for a year with the latest round of short interval skin testing identifying six reactor suckler cows and two reactor calves.
Looking back on lambing - decisions for the future
As the programme farmers make breeding decisions for this autumn, programme adviser Senan White reviews spring lambing performance and how this info is used to influence breeding decisions.
NI Sheep Programme: replacement selection – EID coming to the fore
Programme adviser Senan White gives an outlined to how some of the programme farmers have begun selecting their potential flock replacements this year.
Thrive: open day summary and booklet
Over 2,000 people attended the Thrive dairy calf-to-beef open day on Tuesday. Declan Marren outlines some of the key messages from the day.
Read: Tullamore Farm open day 2022
The Irish Farmers Journal's Tullamore Farm opened its gates to farmers to discuss its operating model, financials and the future of beef and sheep farming.
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Tullamore Farm: new shed reaches completion
Our new slatted shed with a lie-back area was recently unveiled at our Beef and Sheep Open Day 2022, where we gave a full breakdown of the costs of the shed.
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Read: Tullamore Farm open day 2022
The Irish Farmers Journal's Tullamore Farm opened its gates to farmers to discuss its operating model, financials and the future of beef and sheep farming.
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Tullamore Farm open day: farmers eyeing organic options
Some drystock farmers with low chemical nitrogen usage have begun weighing up the option of organics.
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We’re ‘under attack’ from environmentalists – farmers
Climate policy is jeopardising the future of the beef sector, warned farmers at the Irish Farmers Journal Tullamore Farm open day on Tuesday.
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