Over 100 new entrants to dairying in 2024
Rachel Donovan
Rachel Donovan speaks to dairy co-ops about new entrant numbers since the abolition of quotas and the number coming into the supply pool in 2024.
25 January 2024 News
Late spring could see 15% of dairy and beef farms short of fodder
Farmers should plan for early nitrogen and slurry applications to improve spring grass production, the National Fodder and Food Security Committee heard on Wednesday.
19 January 2024 News
Weekend weather: becoming milder but more unsettled
The weather is expected to get milder. However, it will also be getting wetter and windier, according to Met Éireann.
Is a fodder shortage looming on farm?
Early housing due to the wet autumn means many farmers have used up a lot of winter forage and possibly facing a shortage before turnout.
17 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Dairy Management: genotyping, vaccines and budgeting
With the new genotyping programme kicking off now, farmers are advised to send off DNA samples every two to three days, writes Aidan Brennan.
17 January 2024 Management
Five tips to complete a mid-winter fodder budget
The end of the year is a good time to check fodder reserves using the outlined steps.
27 December 2023 Management
Getting costs under control at Positive Farmers
Aidan Brennan previews some of the sessions at next January's Positive Farmers Conference in Cork.
22 November 2023 News