Livestock
DAIRY
Dairy management: sun’s out, time to cut out meal
With grass growth driving ahead, it’s time to cut back on inputs, writes Aidan Brennan.
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SHEEP
Alignment of Easter and Ramadan bodes well for sheep farmers
The religious festivals are expected to drive demand for lambs for the next five years.
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Watch: dog attacked sheep 'as owner walked away'
Mountaineering Ireland has called on walkers to keep dogs on leads and enjoy the hills responsibly this Easter weekend.
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PEDIGREE
Average bull price hits €2,600 at Gigginstown annual sale
The bulls saw an improved trade while heifers were back at the annual Gigginstown sale this weekend.
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Irish Hereford Prime certification guarantees the highest possible standards
Since 1997 the Irish Hereford Prime beef producer group and its partners have worked hard to market Hereford as the beef of choice for top chefs throughout Ireland and Europe.
Working to deliver cost savings and a better environment
Smart Farming targets €250,000 in savings for farmers in 2019. The seminar is on Tuesday, 30 April at 1.45pm in Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise
Feed additive lifts cow fertility and health
Co Limerick dairy farmer Ned Frost credits a feed additive with improving herd health while simultaneously lifting fertility in his 180-cow Holstein Friesian herd.
Cocci TV –Preventing coccidiosis and the 750 ewe part-time flock
New episodes in the popular coccidiosis mini-series brought to you by Chanelle Veterinary.