Irish Horse
On the edge of glory
Helen Sharp
Helen Sharp reflects on the week in the sport horse industry and finds plenty to celebrate.
4 March 2023 Management
Five tips to prepare stock bull for breeding
For February- and March-calving suckler herds, breeding will start in early May. Therefore, the stock bull should be getting some additional attention in preparation for breeding.
22 February 2023 Feature
How to breed a racehorse
What does it take to breed a thoroughbred racehorse and how much does it cost? Helen Sharp does the maths.
A Groom's work
A beautiful scene from the Goffs November Foal Sale where the average price was a whopping €88,619 \ Sarah Farnsworth
23 November 2022 Breeding
Tattersalls November National Hunt Sales
With only 65% clearance at the sale, not everyone's hard work paid off
16 November 2022 Breeding
Five tips for autumn breeding in suckler herds
On suckler farms with an autumn-calving herd, breeding is under way. Outlined are five tips to help get cows back in calf.
29 October 2022 Management
Buyers battle to hit €7,800 for Tullamore champion Quest
James McNally from the Dunbeggan Belgian Blue herd offered 10 females for sale in his recent online production sale through Thurles Mart and Mart Eye. Shanon Kinahan reports.
26 October 2022 Pedigree
New School Shoes
Helen Sharp discovers two breeding short courses on offer this autumn .
19 October 2022 Breeding
Cork scoops top honours in first AXA Angus championships
The Irish Aberdeen Angus Association autumn extravaganza and the AXA supreme national calf show proved to be a major success in Thurles, writes Shanon Kinahan.
19 October 2022 Pedigree
Coralstown Hurricane tops Tullamore at €5,500
Shanon Kinahan reports from the Irish Hereford Autumn Premier Show and Sale last Saturday.
19 October 2022 Pedigree
Tullamore Farm heifer sale preview
All roads lead to Roscrea on Wednesday 26 October for the fifth annual draft sale of heifers from Tullamore Farm. Adam Woods reports.
19 October 2022 Breeding & health
Prioritise replacement heifers for winter feeding
Maiden heifers that will be retained for breeding should be managed separately from store animals to drive weight gain and hit target weights at breeding time.
5 October 2022 Management