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Beef
In pictures: bullocks hit €3/kg in Elphin
Adam Woods
Adam Woods reports from Wednesday’s special sale of bullocks in Elphin Mart, Co Roscommon.
28 September 2022 Breeding
Horsewomen of Ireland: the Connemara addiction
Keen farmer and Connemara fan Rachael Byrne looks back on a golden day at Clifden.
28 September 2022 NI Sheep Programme
NI Sheep Programme: Top tips for the breeding season
On sheep farms operating March lambing flocks, outlined are some tips to manage animals through the upcoming breeding season.
End of an era in Newtowngore
Adam Woods previews the Newtown Limousin herd dispersal sale which will take place on farm on Saturday 8 October at 1pm.
28 September 2022 Pedigree
Managing cow nutrition to maximise conception rates
Getting cow nutrition right throughout the breeding season is critically important in order for autumn herds to be viable. Declan Marren reports.
28 September 2022 Breeding & health
Beef Management: closing up paddocks and first-calver management
Adam Woods takes a look at closing up paddocks this autumn, first-calving heifer management and he asks for winter feed questions ahead of next week’s winter feed focus.
28 September 2022 Management
MartBids Database: trade steady with weanlings improving
Adam Woods takes a look at this week’s mart trade by delving into the detail of the Irish Farmers Journal MartBids database.
28 September 2022 Markets
Devil in the detail as autumn breeding starts
Adam Woods previews this week’s special autumn breeding focus.
28 September 2022 Winter AI
Helping plants work harder on sunny days
Many crops operate a protective mechanism to help them cope with the risks associated with high sunlight and temperature. Speeding up the ending of this mechanism leaves more time for photosynthesis.
26 September 2022 Crops
Weekend weather: sunny spells and scattered showers
Sunday is forecast to be a cloudier day, with scattered showers and highest temperatures of 14°C to 17°C.
23 September 2022 News
Growth rates rebound as silage is dropped
Grass growth rates are on the up and while average farm cover is still behind target, many farmers are able to drop silage from the diet.
21 September 2022 Grass & feeding
NI Sheep Programme: Getting ewes ready for breeding at Tynan Abbey
Kate Kingan and Peter Mant are making final preparations before the rams go out with the ewes on 1 October. Kieran Mailey reports.
21 September 2022 NI Sheep Programme