Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: challenging the plant based brigade
Derek Robinson
Derek Robinson thought he could reason with his son’s friends, who follow a plant-based diet.
28 December 2022 Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: big changes afoot for new year
Derek Robinson has been weighing up his options that would allow some more time off the farm.
14 December 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: bull takes the strain after AI disappoints
Not as many of the contract reared dairy heifers held to AI as in previous years, writes Derek Robinson.
Farmer Writes: dry bale silage passes the taste test
Energy values are behind target, but high dry matters mean bales are readily eaten by livestock, writes Derek Robinson.
23 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Caught out by summer of lacklustre lamb
A decision to stop dosing lambs for coccidiosis has come back to haunt Derek Robinson.
9 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Latest lesson in lungworm control
Derek Robinson reckons he will have to tighten up on lungworm control next year.
19 October 2022 Farmer Writes
A flurry of questions at breeding time
The plethora of sheep breeds in NI has left Derek Robinson questioning his future breeding policy.
28 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Watch: head scratching after late-season drought
Derek Robinson returned from holiday to find dry conditions had taken hold.
14 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Watch - Farmer Writes: top dollar for drop dead gorgeous mules
Derek Robinson returned from the mule sale at Ballymena Mart with a pen of flashy hoggets.
24 August 2022 Farmer Writes
COVID-19 – an uninvited birthday guest
Derek Robinson is yet to fully recover after getting hit by the virus in July.
10 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Watch: still baffled by the inconsistency of clover
Derek Robinson has been searching for answers when it comes to growing clover on his Co Down farm.
20 July 2022 Farmer Writes
Watch: in search of the perfect work-life balance
Derek Robinson would like to be able to take more time away from the farm.
6 July 2022 Northern Ireland