Northern Ireland
Nerves jangling at scanning time
John Egerton
Ewes and autumn-calving cows have been pregnancy scanned on the Egerton farm.
4 January 2023 Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: resolve to make a will in 2023
All farmers need to plan for what happens in the future writes John Egerton.
21 December 2022 Northern Ireland
Taken aback by trade at fatstock shows
Exceptional prices being paid at special shows has left John Egerton questioning the breeding policy on his farm.
Cut the meal being fed or keep driving on?
Some farmers are feeding less concentrate, which has led John Egerton to question his own system.
30 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Watch: devastating impact of ash dieback on farms
John Egerton fears that the disease is going to fundamentally change the farmed landscape in NI.
16 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Watch: hoping for better AI hit in autumn herd
John Egerton has put in place a number of management changes to try to avoid another high empty rate in his autumn-calving herd.
26 October 2022 Northern Ireland
Mix of emotions when buying land
Having purchased a new block of land, the next stage is to get it into a productive state writes John Egerton.
12 October 2022 Northern Ireland
A second try at multispecies swards
John Egerton drilled in a second multi-species sward on his farm in early August.
7 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Watch - Farmer Writes: less silage made than I would like
Difficult conditions in late spring and early summer meant John Egerton was unable to make as many round bales as in previous years.
17 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: first trial with red clover silage
John Egerton has sown out his first ever field with a red clover/perennial ryegrass mix.
3 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Difficult year to date in the west
Grass growth has been good, but utilising it has not been easy, writes John Egerton.
13 July 2022 Farmer Writes
Watch: should I switch to milking cows?
With three sons keen to farm, John Egerton has questioned whether he should swap sucklers for dairy cows.
29 June 2022 Farmer Writes