James Straines is a beef farmer in Co Donegal.
James Strain wonders if suckler farming is worthwhile at all anymore as the situation is almost untenable.
By James Strain on 07 May 2018
Co Donegal beef farmer James Strain writes about how the weather has affected his farm and others across the country.
By James Strain on 09 April 2018
Normally James Strain associates St Patrick's day with the turnout of his heifers to grass. But calendar farming is no longer part of the plan, he writes.
By James Strain on 13 March 2018
Co Donegal beef farmer James Strain reflects on the importance of talking about farm succession before it is too late.
By James Strain on 13 January 2018
Co Donegal beef farmer James Strain looks back at the disastrous weather of late 2017 and resolves to make 2018 a better year inside his farm gate.
By James Strain on 08 January 2018
Is there anything more frustrating than when a newborn calf, for reasons best known to itself, decides it doesn’t want to suck?
By James Strain on 20 November 2017