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Contract rearing and crossbreeding in Drumcollogher
Aidan Brennan
Contract rearing and the use of red and white clover is making the Molyneaux farm more efficient and sustainable.
27 July 2022 Milk quality
Getting going with clover in Farranfore
Even though the Coffey farm has expanded, herd size won't increase too much as the focus shifts to sustainability, writes Aidan Brennan.
20 July 2022 News
'Contract rearing is like a marriage, everyone must get on'
South Tipperary Macra young farmers discussion group held a contract-rearing event in Fethard, Co Tipperary, on Thursday 14 July.
Contract heifer rearing- a win/win for both parties?
Originally created as a way for dairy farmers to simplify their system and reduce labour requirements, contract rearing of heifers is now back in focus with pressure on nitrates and stocking rates.
13 July 2022 Buildings
Mixed grazing delivering in Roscommon
Mixed grazing, good farm infrastructure and optimum soil fertility were three key elements highlighted at last week’s IGA sheep conference.
25 May 2022 Management
Father and daughter duo headline IGA sheep event
Hosts of the sheep farm walk Peadar and Aoife Coyle run a flock of 575 mid-season lambing ewes, a 40-cow suckler-to-weanling system and a dairy-beef enterprise finishing 50 head annually.
8 May 2022 News
Almost half of tillage farmers won't sow fodder crops
Less than a quarter of beef farmers said they would be willing to grow silage on contract for other farmers, while just 29% had completed a fodder budget for 2022-23.
23 March 2022 News
Over 65% of dairy farmers to cut back on reseeding
Dairy farmers talk to the Irish Farmers Journal about their reseeding plans this year.
23 March 2022 News
Cutting fertiliser use in Limerick
Kenneth Reid is farming in Co Limerick. Over the past number of years he has been reducing his reliance on fertiliser use.
15 March 2022 Footprint Farmers
Dairy Management: fertiliser supplies and sick calves
A look at the short term steps farmers can take if they can't access enough fertiliser.
2 March 2022 Management