Making a call on cattle to finish out of the shed
Kieran Mailey
With an extremely strong live ring, farmers should be looking through forward stores in the shed and deciding on what to finish, graze or offload.
25 March 2023 Management
Five tips for grazing through wet conditions
Grazing conditions have become increasingly difficult after a prolonged wet period. Outlined are five tips to keeping cattle settled at grass.
22 March 2023 Northern Ireland
Covering the bases for higher barley yields
Managing winter barley crops through the spring period was the main topic of discussion at the latest AHDB monitor cereal farm meeting. Kieran Mailey reports.
Tirlán and Aurivo follow trend of price cuts
Tirlán and Aurivo are the final two processors to set a price for February milk in NI
22 March 2023 Northern Ireland
Have finishing cattle adequate housing space?
Where forward cattle have insufficient lying space and room at the feed barrier, liveweight gain will suffer.
21 March 2023 Management
Five tips to managing cows and calves until turnout
Wet conditions are expected to continue into next week, delaying plans to turn spring calving cows and calves out to grass on many farms.
18 March 2023 Management
Factory quotes increase for fat hoggets
Factory quotes for fat hoggets continue to rise in NI on the back of a strong mart trade.
15 March 2023 Northern Ireland
Sharp increase in cull cow trade
The value of cull cows sold through marts in NI continues to rise amid firm demand for manufacturing beef.
15 March 2023 Northern Ireland
NI Trends: factory quotes rising on prime cattle and cows; hoggets up 10p/kg
Factory quotes for prime cattle and cull cows continue to rise in Northern Ireland. Hoggets have also seen an uplift in price.
15 March 2023 Markets
CAN prices fall back under £500/t
There have been further price corrections in the fertiliser trade this week, with CAN slipping under £500/t.
15 March 2023 Northern Ireland
February milk prices cut by 4p/l in NI
Milk prices in NI continue to trend downwards with a 4p/l cut for February supplies.
15 March 2023 Northern Ireland
Keeping on top of hygiene in calving pens
As spring calving activity ramps up, keeping on top of hygiene in pens is important.
14 March 2023 Management