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A battle to keep grass under control
John Egerton
A surge in grass growth during May has been followed by growth falling off a cliff in June, writes John Egerton.
29 May 2024 Farmer Writes
Positive outlook created by ‘Fields Good’
John Egerton is involved in a group delivering an event for farmers on soil health this autumn.
Bad spring having a lasting impact
John Egerton is disappointed at the variability in performance of his spring-born calves to date
Seven months' fodder to beat a late spring
Farmers in the west are used to wet conditions and make sure they have fodder to hand, writes John Egerton
17 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Busy three weeks in the calving pens
John Egerton has calved the majority of his spring calving herd in the first three weeks.
27 March 2024 Northern Ireland
A lot of positives in new beef scheme
John Egerton doesn’t share the view of many others when it comes to the Beef Carbon Reduction Scheme.
13 March 2024 Northern Ireland
There is too much negativity in farming
A short city break has reminded John Egerton that farmers have much to be thankful for.
21 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Storm Isha takes out older sheds
Fermanagh farmer John Egerton has been left to count the cost of damage caused by storm Isha.
31 January 2024 Farmer Writes
Setting up the farm for the next generation
As well as a busy farming year ahead, John Egerton is taking on the role of president of the Ulster Grassland Society.
17 January 2024 Farmer Writes
Winter feeding complicated by variable silage quality
John Egerton has lots of silage in store from 2023, but quality is an issue.
27 December 2023 Farmer Writes
Caught again in a spiral of TB testing
After repeated clear TB tests, it is very frustrating when an animal has suspect lesions at slaughter, writes John Egerton
13 December 2023 Farmer Writes
Study tour challenges my 40 years of farming
Fermanagh farmer John Egerton had his eyes opened to different practices on a visit to England
29 November 2023 Northern Ireland