Livestock

Live exports surpass the 200,000 head mark
Live exports are running 13.5% higher and there have been big changes, including exports to the Netherlands doubling in number while exports to Northern Ireland have almost halved.
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Live exports surpass the 200,000 head mark
Live exports are running 13.5% higher and there have been big changes, including exports to the Netherlands doubling in number while exports to Northern Ireland have almost halved.
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Watch: Farm Tech Talk the Livestock show
Early July and mixed weather is leading to improved grass growth, but some farms in the east are still short on grass.
Remaining TAMS tranche dates for 2022 released
There will be two more tranches under the current TAMS programme, following the closure of the current tranche on Friday 1 July.
Forty years of Belclare breeding
The breed society is holding its all-Ireland championships at the Mullingar Agricultural Show on Sunday 10 July.
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Kverneland Balers – heavy silage, heavy-duty balers
With the grass season in full swing, Kverneland balers are doing their fair share of work in the field.
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Seven considerations when selecting and feeding fat supplements
Dr Richard Kirkland, global technical manager for Volac Wilmar Feed Ingredients, outlines seven considerations dairy producers should have when selecting fat supplements.
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Farm safely – stay safe by staying clear of overhead electricity wires
Michael Murray, ESB Networks public safety manager, has some vital advice for farmers and contractors ahead of the busy silage season.
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Good silage starts in the field but finishes in the clamp
Fermentation relies on bacteria utilising sugars in the grass, but depending on the species of bacteria carrying out the process, the end products will differ.
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