Farm Programmes
NI Sheep Programme: using FEC for effective worm control
Kieran Mailey
With anthelmintic resistance a growing problem in sheep flocks, the farmers in the NI Sheep Programme are making use of faecal egg counts to determine when to worm lambs.
17 March 2021 News
Beef Management: curing calf scour, delayed turnout and BETTER Farm NI webinar
This week we take a look at curing calf scour, delayed turnout and how to manage it, and the use of painkillers on farms.
10 March 2021 Sucklers
BETTER farm NI: focusing on the changes inside the farm gate
Three of the BETTER Farm NI participants will feature in a free webinar on 11 March to outline their journey under the programme. Kieran Mailey gives some background to the farms to be featured.
Key lessons from BETTER Farm NI programme
With GM/ha rising by £401/ha during the BETTER Farm NI programme, Kieran Mailey outlines the key lessons learned that drive profitability.
10 March 2021 Sucklers
Focus on efficiency lifts GM/ha by 67% in Northern Ireland
As the BETTER Farm NI programme reaches its conclusion, Kieran Mailey outlines what it delivered for the farmers involved
10 March 2021 Sucklers
Focus: suckler sector still facing huge profitability challenge
This week's focus supplement looks at the suckler sector and some of the challenges farmers continue to face.
10 March 2021 Sucklers
Beef Management: calf prices, Bord Bia audits and beef webinar
Adam Woods takes a look at calf prices an where they are at in relation to finishing margins, making sure you pass your Bord Bia audit and this week’s beef webinar.
10 March 2021 Management
Webinar: increasing gross margins with BETTER farm NI
The BETTER Farm NI programme will finish with a webinar discussing the progress made during the latest phase of the programme, which saw a £401/ha increase in gross margin per hectare.
9 March 2021 News
Save the date: maximising suckler margins webinar
The BETTER Farm NI programme will conclude with a webinar on Thursday 11 March at 8pm, outlining how the participant farmers increased gross margins by £401/ha.
7 March 2021 News
BETTER farm NI: gross margin rise of £401/ha during programme
As the BETTER farm NI programme draws to a close, gross margin has increased by £401/ha across all farms since 2016.
3 March 2021 BETTER Farm NI
BETTER farm NI: £518 increase in GM/ha on bull finishing farms
This week, programme adviser Darryl Boyd analyses the profitability of the five farms finishing male cattle as young bulls.
24 February 2021 BETTER Farm NI
BETTER farm NI: £233/ha gross margin increase for steer systems
Programme farms have been benchmarked for 2020, with the results to be featured over the coming weeks, starting with the four farms operating store or steer finishing systems. Kieran Mailey reports.
17 February 2021 BETTER Farm NI