Livestock
DAIRY
Batch AI crushes covered in TAMS II
The special crushes, designed to make the AI service quicker and easier on dairy farms were included in TAMS II recently.
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SHEEP
Lamb prices steadying but confusion over EID grows
After weeks of heavy cuts there is finally some stability entering the lamb trade.
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Lamb price steadying after falls
A small reduction in throughput and a larger mix of light lambs has helped steady the trade for lambs.
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PEDIGREE
Parade of champions: July pedigree show-stoppers
A look at some of the very worthy champions from some of the July summer shows.
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Your Association. Your Voice – Get Involved in IFA
The IFA is about farmers, standing together, supporting each other. I encourage all farmers to get more actively involved in what IFA does, to strengthen the IFA and ensure we are fully representative
Liming – what a difference a year makes!
Trevor Boland from Sligo won a lime and nutrient management plan worth €2,500 in the 2017 Smart Farming Competition.
Improving your Oilseed Rape Harvest Management
This season more than ever correct pre-harvest Roundup® Brands desiccation will be essential for growers.
Saving money while reducing the workload
“It definitely saves money, a healthy cow is a profitable cow. If you have to get the vet to clean out a cow it delays breeding, it delays everything.” Mike McCarthy is farming in Co. Limerick.