Livestock
DAIRY
February feed accumulating in Kilkenny
Grass growth still moving along nicely in Kilkenny, writes Jack Kennedy.
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SHEEP
Finishing lambs indoors; the silage and meal supplementation option
This week’s sheep management notes discussed finishing lambs on an intensive concentrate diet, but silage and concentrate can also provide another option.
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Sheep Welfare Scheme payments to start this month
There is over 20,000 farmers involved in the Sheep Welfare scheme, which is worth €10/ewe.
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PEDIGREE
Sluggish Limousin trade at Dungannon
David Wright was in Dungannon Farmers Mart in Co Tyrone on Friday where the Northern Ireland Limousin Club held its annual autumn sale.
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Meet the National Champion in the PR€VENTION FOR PROFIT competition
Eamon Sheehan is farming 70 hectares near Cuffesgrange in Co Kilkenny. The new entrant to dairy is a Nuffield Scholar and an avid sport horse fan. Eamon milked 150 cows this year.
Meet the Ulster champion in the PR€VENTION FOR PROFIT competition
Stephen Gibson is the sixth generation of Gibson’s to farm near Hillsborough in Co Down. Stephen was a beef and sheep farmer up to 2012, before taking the plunge to get into dairy farming.
Meet the Munster champion in the PR€VENTION FOR PROFIT competition
In 1994, Sean Cronin took over what was then an outside block attached to the family’s dairy farm at Mallow, in Co Cork.
IFA Branch AGMs- Make your Voice Heard
Our branch AGMs begin this week and will take place in 947 locations around the country. It has never been more important to give feedback on what matters to you, so we encourage you to come along.