Northern Ireland
Good calf care always pays in the end
David Wright
Dutch vet, Joep Driessen addressed the calf health conference organised by Fane Valley.
16 August 2023 Grass & feeding
Fertiliser register: what needs to happen and when?
The new National Fertiliser Database is gone live and will be the new source of information on fertiliser usage nationally. Aidan Brennan reports.
9 August 2023 Grass & feeding
Grass cover building by default
With steady growth over the past month and silage ground coming back into play, most farmers will soon be in a good position.
Dairy management - improving calf management on your farm
As a farmer responsible for your own business, stress test how you do your calf business in the spring and if it is the best you can make it.
12 July 2023 Management
Dairy Management: grass growth, DNA and cost control
Aidan Brennan says that soil moisture deficits haven't gone away and grass quality is still very poor.
5 July 2023 Management
Dairy Management: Moorepark, reseeds and water pressure
Aidan Brennan takes a look at what is coming up in the Moorepark open day and what to do with patchy grass seeds
28 June 2023 Management
Seven steps towards more sustainable farming
Aidan Brennan sets out seven steps towards more sustainable farming in Ireland, outlining easy ways farmers can ensure they improve sustainability on their farms.
21 June 2023 Sustainability
Options for increasing soiled water storage
Many farms will have to ramp up soiled water storage, as increasing restrictions are being placed on the spreading of soiled water.
21 June 2023 Buildings
Tirlán keeps hold of top spot for April
Tirlán makes it two months in a row on top of the NI milk league having paid the highest price for April.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Beef breeding in the dairy herd: the options
As the breeding season moves on, Aidan Brennan takes a look at the best way of choosing beef bulls for use on dairy cows.
Getting the most out of clover
Now is the time to start managing clover fields differently to grass-only fields.
10 May 2023 Grass & feeding
What are the key signs of heat?
As the breeding season kicks off on dairy farms across the country, Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the signs of heat and how to maximise submission rate.
1 May 2023 Management