John Egerton does not use a stock bull on his suckler cows.
Surplus grass on the grazing block is being taken out as bales silage this year.
This week Jack Kennedy is joined by Justin McCarthy, Amy Forde and Andy Doyle where they discuss the Farm to Fork strategy at the heart of the European Green Deal and its impact for Irish farmers. We hear from the Managing Director of Ornua Germany on how much the German’s love Irish butter and we speak with Bord Bia’s man on the ground in Shanghai. There’s also some timely advice from FBD Insurance’s Risk Manager, Ciaran Roche on safety on our farms at this time of the year.
This week the livestock team discuss breeding, teaser bulls, Ramadan and other festivals impacting the sheep market. We also discuss how McDonalds re-opening is a positive for the beef industry and we’ll get some timely advice on animal health and farm safety from Fergal Morris of MSD Animal Health and Ciarán Roche from FBD Insurance.
Co Down farmer Derek Robinson has synchronised and served his dairy heifers.
Breeding top quality suckler bred stock is what it is all about for Michael Mitchel, Belcarra, Castlebar Co Mayo.
Martin and Marie Keating operate a dairy calf-to-beef system outside Westport Co Mayo
Kilkenny based auctioneer Pat Gannon speaks to Property Editor Odile Evans about land prices and changes to how auctions will work post COVID-19.
For more info, see this week’s Irish Farmers Journal.