Fatherson Quest the father of Irish records
Shanon Kinahan
Shanon Kinahan takes a look back at the bull that crowned a year of new Irish records.
25 January 2023 Dealer
Index confusion in AI books
The Dealer was scratching their head last week trying to pick out a few bulls for the dairy cows and reading AI books didn't make it any easier.
25 January 2023 News
Low EBI herds advised to use beef AI on all cows
Herds at the lower end of EBI should consider using beef across all cows and buying in high-EBI replacement heifers, Monster Bovine's Doreen Corridan has said.
Making the most of your ICBF weanling performance report
The BEEP-S programme provided vital financial assistance to the suckler sector. However, using the data from the scheme is where the real value lies for farmers. Declan Marren reports.
18 January 2023 Breeding & health
My Farming Week: Ger Pardy, Killaun, Birr, Co Offaly
This Faithful county farmer has placed a large focus on reducing chemical nitrogen on his milking platform by incorporating both red and white clover.
11 January 2023 News
My Farming Week: Laura Hannon, Derrypatrick, Drumree, Co Meath
After completing a degree in nursing and working in Beaumont Hospital for two years, in 2019, Laura decided to come home to farm full-time and is now in partnership with her dad.
4 January 2023 News
Teaching ag science: from Wexford to Sydney
Joan Geoghegan, a qualified ag science teacher, has been milking cows in New Zealand for the last four months and is now preparing to teach in a secondary school in Sydney.
1 January 2023 News
In pictures: 130-cow dairy farm in the Netherlands
An insight into an indoor-based, year-round calving dairy farm in Holland, which is set to be affected heavily by the phasing out of the derogation.
25 December 2022 News
Over 200 Burundian farmers receive training in Kerry initiative
Kerry Group has been working with the World Food Programme to fund a project in Burundi which helps Burundian farmers improve their farming practices.
25 December 2022 News
Farmer Writes: bull takes the strain after AI disappoints
Not as many of the contract reared dairy heifers held to AI as in previous years, writes Derek Robinson.
14 December 2022 Farmer Writes
Bullwise and Rainbows End
There’s a new AI technician in town as Bullwise enters the market. The Dealer has more.
7 December 2022 Dealer
Thrive: why are there no Friesian bulls in the programme?
Declan Marren outlines why the Thrive programme is concentrating only on beef-sired dairy beef stock.
30 November 2022 Breeding & health