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Computerised calf feeders are becoming increasingly popular
Aidan Brennan
With massive interest in computerised calf feeders, Aidan Brennan looks at what’s on offer at the Ploughing Championships.
14 September 2022 Buildings
Top-spec suckler shed with tiled calving area
Martin Merrick paid a visit to Co Clare suckler farmer Denis Cahalane to view his four-bay slatted shed with creep and calving areas attached.
10 September 2022 News
2022 suckler calving statistics improve for third consecutive year
The suckler herd calving statistics have improved for a third year running with a decrease in calving interval and an increase in calves per cow per year figures.
Eight years and 1.2 million births later, Moocall is still saving calves
The approach of the National Ploughing Championships in September marks another year since the official launch of the Moocall Calving Sensor at the 2014 edition of the Ploughing.
Portauns and Ryans to host joint herd sale
Adam Woods previews a big day in the Irish Angus calendar on Saturday 17 September in Roscrea Mart.
7 September 2022 Pedigree
My Farming Week: Rebecca Tierney, Tooma, Aughavas, Leitrim
Rebecca studied Animal Science in UCD and later went on to study a Masters in Applied Poultry Science.
7 September 2022 News
Herd reduction scheme touted for suckler sector
The proposal for an exit or reduction scheme for suckler farmers is included in the interim report of the Food Vision beef and sheep group.
7 September 2022 News
Farmer Writes: just one cow left to calve in 2022
Calving, mastitis and water issues all feature in Karen McCabe's latest update from her Leitrim farm.
27 August 2022 Farmer Writes
My Farming Week: Kieran Galvin, Leathive Beag, Ballyferriter, Co Kerry
Having recently gotten into suckler farming, Kieran says it would be a 'kick in the face' if he had to cut cow numbers.
24 August 2022 News
Grass+ Beef: enjoy the sunshine while it lasts
The country is enjoying beautiful summer conditions, and with rain on the way next week farmers should make the most of the fine weather.
10 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Beef Management: dealing with drought, water requirements and feeding calves
A look at dealing with the current hot weather conditions including water requirmements for livestock.
10 August 2022 Management
Way Out West: Making the most of it in Mayo
Off-farm employment is nothing new in drystock enterprises, but north Mayo suckler farmer J.P Leonard has a few extra irons in the fire.
10 August 2022 Management