Five safety tips for calving time
Kieran Mailey
When calving cows, it is important to keep safety in mind. Outlined are some tips to make spring-calving much safeR.
1 February 2023 Management
Calving advice: 10 tips for calving the cow
As spring calving gets under way on suckler farms, Kieran Mailey outlines some tips in the first of a three-part calving series.
1 February 2023 Northern Ireland
Top tips for spring slurry applications
Spring is the best time of year for spreading slurry as nutrient availability is higher. As the slurry window opens, Kieran Mailey offers some tips for spreading.
Tackling the energy cost of running the milking parlour
The milking parlour is the most crucial piece of kit on every dairy farm, but it uses a lot of energy. Kieran Mailey reports from a CAFRE open day, where operating costs were outlined to farmers.
1 February 2023 Buildings
Big range in quotes for red diesel
Price quotes for red diesel vary and farmers are advised to price around for the best value.
1 February 2023 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: prime cattle and cow prices edge upwards; strong live trade for sheep
Factory prices for finished cattle in Northern Ireland continue to edge upwards, with the hogget trade benefiting from competition in the live ring.
1 February 2023 Markets
Big range in price quotes for cattle tags
Farmers looking to order identification tags before calving and lambing starts should note there is a range in price quotes between manufacturers.
1 February 2023 Northern Ireland
Deals for hoggets rise to 550p/kg
Tight supplies and increased competition in the marts has seen hogget prices trending upwards in Northern Ireland.
1 February 2023 Northern Ireland
Cull cows see biggest jump in value
Growing demand for cull cows in the live trade has seen a significant increase in prices being paid year on year.
1 February 2023 Northern Ireland
NI round-up: Markethill Mart, cow throughput and nutrient webinars
Round-up of news in-brief from across the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
1 February 2023 Northern Ireland
Time to scan autumn-calving cows
Scanning autumn-calving cows will flag up empty animals in the herd, allowing farmers to tweak feeding plans and consider sale options this spring.
31 January 2023 Management
Five modifications for the calving shed
Having good facilities makes calving cows much easier for herd owners. Before calving starts, have a look around the shed and see if anything can be improved on.
28 January 2023 Management