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Brisk demand for sexed semen
Rachel Donovan
There has been a "noticeable swing in the use of sexed semen," AI companies have told the Irish Farmers Journal.
11 May 2022 Pedigree
Bullseye hits €5000 in Nenagh
The Irish Aberdeen Angus Association hosted its premier sale in Central Auctions Nenagh on Thursday 5 May, with a very solid trade for the bulls on offer.
In the fields with a discussion group
Aidan Brennan attends a discussion group meeting in Kilkenny to hear what’s happening in the fields as we approach mid-May.
New cycle with the dairy heifers
Derek Robinson is now in the fifth year of putting contract-reared dairy heifers through a synchronisation programme.
11 May 2022 Farmer Writes
Simmentals peak at €4,000 in Tullamore
Niamh Gunn reports from the Irish Simmental Society sale of bulls and heifers in Tullamore.
4 May 2022 Pedigree
Farmer Writes: a welcome drop of rain to bulk up the silage swards
Once silage is off, clover can be oversown, writes farmer Bill O’Keeffe as he gears up for the grass growth that will follow this week’s rain.
4 May 2022 Farmer Writes
Beef Management Notes: BDGP stock bulls, getting AI right and dairy beef sires
Beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at BDGP stock bull requirements, getting AI right in beef farms and looking ahead to 2023 dairy beef calves.
4 May 2022 Management
Dovea launches triple semen straws
The straws contain semen from three different bulls of the same breed.
4 May 2022 News
Newford Farm update: TB remains a niggling issue
There were two homebred heifers identified as TB reactors in the latest test carried out a fortnight ago.
1 May 2022 Newford Farm
Five options to group suckler cows for breeding
The breeding season for many suckler calving herds will be getting under way during May. Outlined are five options to group cows for breeding.
30 April 2022 Management
Striking the balance with dairy beef sire selection
As the dairy herd stabilises and with greater use of sexed semen, there are opportunities to breed better quality beef calves on dairy farms this year. Declan Marren reports.
27 April 2022 Breeding & health
Farmer Writes: improving herd genetics a passion of mine
Thomas Duffy is a dairy farmer milking 100 cows on mixed ground from Virginia in east Cavan. He farms in partnership with his parents Ned and Kathleen and sister Kaye.
25 April 2022 Farmer Writes