Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: viewing the world through a different lens
Derek Robinson
Derek Robinson is taking more of an interest in the nature around his Co Down farm.
26 June 2024 Farmer Writes
Meal bucket helps keep mastitis from ewe lambs
Derek Robinson has been feeding high levels of meal to new mothers rearing doubles.
Heifer-rearing enterprise rescued by awful spring
A TB outbreak had threatened the future for dairy heifer-rearing on-farm, writes Derek Robinson
Watch: trees planted to dry out wet field
Co Down farmer, Derek Robinson has availed of DAERA’s Small Woodland Grant Scheme
22 May 2024 Farmer Writes
Lambing 2024 – a game of two halves
Derek Robinson has had a successful lambing season, despite the challenging weather
Wet weather puts contingency plan under strain
Having a contingency plan for relentless rain is vital for farming businesses, writes Derek Robinson
10 April 2024 Northern Ireland
A story about a dead ewe and lamb
Derek Robinson was accused of being responsible for a neighbour's dead sheep
20 March 2024 Farmer Writes
TB stands for 'trouble brewing'
Derek Robinson fears a significant hit to income after an outbreak of TB in an associated herd.
28 February 2024 Farmer Writes
Analysis of bales doesn’t stack up
Despite harvesting in ideal conditions, the energy value of baled silage is lower than expected, writes Derek Robinson.
14 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Back to school for soil scheme training
Derek Robinson has completed the online training that comes with the soil nutrient health scheme.
24 January 2024 Farmer Writes
2023 – a year that rubbed salt into raw wounds
The incessant rain of the summer and autumn of 2023 won’t be easily forgotten, writes Derek Robinson
10 January 2024 Farmer Writes
Insight into the battle with itchy sheep
The stigma around sheep scab is doing the industry no favours, writes Derek Robinson.
20 December 2023 Farmer Writes