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Farmer Writes: correcting grass quality on the grazing platform
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I think the 60% TAMS grant is a great incentive and everybody should avail of it. If all farms and houses had panels on some roof space, it would have to be good for the individuals and the country.
Farmer Writes: the folly of youth
12 June 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: the folly of youth
Keeping the younger cows at home instead of the older ones takes up a bit more time for AI as Tommy Moyles discovered.
Unsettled cows under-performing at grass
12 June 2024 Farmer Writes
Unsettled cows under-performing at grass
Castlederg dairy farmer Jessica Pollock has made some tweaks to management of cows at grass this year.
Farmer Writes: from too much grass to not enough
This time last year I was making hay, but as my father used to say 'no two years are the same'.
10 June 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: cattle never fail to surprise me
Regardless of how many years’ experience I have with cattle, they still never fail to surprise me at times, writes Karen McCabe.
5 June 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: AGA cookers have a mind of their own
Although it has provided much hardship, Gerald Potterton says that has his AGA to thank for his marriage.
5 June 2024 Farmer Writes
Heifer-rearing enterprise rescued by awful spring
A TB outbreak had threatened the future for dairy heifer-rearing on-farm, writes Derek Robinson
5 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: silage, slurry, AI and milk recording
It has been a busy few weeks on Padraig Callanan's farm, between silage, slurry, AI, milk recording and keeping on top of grass.
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.
29 May 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: breeding season progressing
Breeding season is getting under way for the cows on Tommy Moyles' farm at Ardfield, Clonakilty, but there's no line drawn through calving yet.
29 May 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: time for cows to go back in-calf
Hopefully a fertility lick and hotter weather will cause some action, though I’d nearly put money on a few arriving into heat immediately if a bull arrived in the field next to them.
22 May 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: I’d stick with JCB for better or for worse
Gerald Potterton writes about his JCB purchase and spraying insecticides on his late-sown barley.
22 May 2024 Farmer Writes