Livestock
DAIRY
In pictures: silage 2019 kicks off in February in Kilkenny
One Kilkenny farmer took the mower out of the shed this week to cut silage for the pit.
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SHEEP
Sheep prices: attempts to unsettle the trade
Only one export plant is quoting for lambs for Thursday, with factories attempting to take greater control of the trade.
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Northern view: mixed signals on cattle pricing
There has been mixed signals in the beef trade in Northern Ireland, as some plants hold their quotes while other have made cuts. Hogget prices are also down.
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PEDIGREE
Trump advisor shells out $1.51m for record-breaking bull
Charles Herbster, who is Donald Trump's main agricultural adviser, owns Herbster Angus Farms in Nebraska which bought a $1.51m bull from Schaff Angus Valley (SAV).
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Glanbia Co-op to pay €10.9m Trading Bonus to Members
Glanbia Co-operative Society (“Glanbia Co-op”) has confirmed that a total of €10.9 million will be paid to milk supplier Members of the Co-op this month as part of its 2018 Trading Bonus Scheme.
Kerry farmer installs latest Volac computerised feeder
Kerry dairy farmer Kieran Savage has installed the new Volac Urban Alma Pro computerised calf feeder.
Smart solution supports medicine administration on farm
Technology is continuously offering new solutions and supports to Ireland’s farming community. Now a new app will help make managing animal remedies easier.
Switch and Save with Pinergy
In the second instalment of our six part series, we catch up with Richard Hinchion from Crookstown, Co Cork.