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Kieran Mailey is Northern deputy editor with the Irish Farmers Journal. Prior to joining the Irish Farmers Journal, Kieran worked as a Beef and Sheep adviser in Co Down with the Department of Agriculture in Northern Ireland. He was also the programme adviser for the NISBP for two years. He hails from a beef and sheep farm in Co Derry and graduated with a degree in agriculture from Queens University, Belfast. Away from work his interests are farming and sport, mainly GAA, rugby and cycling.
The late spring means a delayed turnout of cows and calves after calving. Outlined are five tips for managing cows and calves that remain housed after calving.
There was no let up in buyer demand for suckler-bred cattle and calves at Kilrea Mart this week.
Cattle prices in Northern Ireland have seen upward momentum in the past week as supplies tighten. Hogget prices are also rising.