Making a final call on breeding replacement heifers
Kieran Mailey
The late spring turnout will potentially see replacement heifers being underdeveloped for breeding this year. Weighing animals and making a tough call is strongly advised.
13 April 2024 Management
Five tips to prepare stock bulls for breeding
For suckler herds calving in early spring, breeding is one month away, so thoughts should be turning towards getting stock bulls prepared in good time.
10 April 2024 Breeding
Do cow collars improve fertility?
Aidan Brennan looks at some recent data from over 2.4m cows in New Zealand which assessed fertility performance in herds with and without automated heat detection systems.
Breeding: foster mare support
The Northern Ireland Horse Board (NIHB) provides a foster mare and orphan foal alert service for the whole island of Ireland, writes Helen Sharp.
27 March 2024 Breeding
Breeding: a bright future for Irish breeding
Wendy Conlon of Teagasc shares the achievements of the successful Young Breeders’ Programme.
27 March 2024 Breeding
Breeding: new breeding barns at Ballypatrick Stables
Helen Sharp headed to Co Tipperary to visit Cheryl and Greg Broderick and take a tour of the new breeding barns at Ballypatrick Stables.
27 March 2024 Breeding
Where to now for dairy breeding
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the key things farmers should be looking for when picking bulls and outlines areas where the industry needs to improve.
13 March 2024 Spring AI
Irish Horse: a job for every horse
It’s been a tough week on the farm for Helen Sharp and she reflects on our enduring and changing partnership with the horse.
14 February 2024 Breeding
Irish Horse Ringside Stories: multitasking in Mohill
Irish Draughts and Hereford cattle – Leitrim teenager Paul Bohan has enjoyed success with both in the showring. In conversation with Susan Finnerty.
7 February 2024 Breeding
Irish Horse: the French connection
Ronan Groome reports from the ITBA National Hunt 'Jumping Into The Future' Seminar which took place this week in the Lord Bagenal in Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow.
24 January 2024 Racing & P-2-P
How does the Danish breeding system work?
Aidan Brennan reports on how Viking Genetics, the main breeding company in Denmark selects bulls when so much of the national herd is bred with sexed semen
3 January 2024 Breeding & health
ICBF beef indexes: your questions answered
Adam Woods put some questions to Paul Crosson, Teagasc, and Sean Coughlan, ICBF, about the recent changes to the ICBF beef indexes.
13 December 2023 Breeding & health