Silage Series: count what you have and what you need
Adam Woods
Adam Woods kicks off an Irish Farmers Journal initiative, which aims to highlight silage budgeting, silage-making and fodder issues on farms over the next few months.
11 May 2022 Markets
Heavy bullocks hit record mart prices
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s cattle trade in marts around the country.
Bales from surplus grass will be harder to come by
With the level of fertiliser applied to grazing ground forecast to be down by 50% on average, it is unlikely that there will be surplus bales from grazing ground to boost supplies.
Lakeland peak milk scheme - the implications
Kieran Mailey and Aidan Brennan look at the implications of the new Lakeland peak milk scheme on suppliers in the north and south.
6 April 2022 Markets
Getting to the bottom of fertility issues
John Egerton has been trying to establish what might have led to a high empty rate in his autumn-calving herd
30 March 2022 Farmer Writes
Forage and fertility driving herd out
John and Claire Beckett run 150 cows in a high-input, high-output system that places a strong focus on milk from forage.
15 March 2022 Northern Ireland
Higher margins with moderate input autumn calving
A research paper written by AFBI scientists has compared four different systems of milk production.
23 February 2022 News
Beef Management: planning turnout, mart trade and BEEP
Beef editor Adam Woods has the latest tips and advice for drystock farms in this week’s beef management notes.
16 February 2022 Management
Time for pregnancy scanning in autumn-calving herds
Suckler farmers operating autumn-calving herds should be thinking about scanning cows bred from October to December.
1 February 2022 Management
Glanbia lifts milk price for December
Glanbia is the second processor to set a price for December milk supplies.
13 January 2022 News
Farmer Writes: stung by empty rate in autumn cows
John Egerton uses 100% artificial insemination (AI) across his suckler cows.
5 January 2022 Farmer Writes
Making the move from sucklers to milk
Father-and-son team, Ian and Michael Smyth, are now in their third year milking cows having switched from sucklers.
29 December 2021 Management