Farmer Writes: looking at energy demand on farm
Bill O'Keeffe
With new grants and tax incentives available for solar panels on sheds, we will also try to find time to study all of the options available.
30 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: winter routine kicks in
Almost all stock are housed at this stage on Tommy Moyles’ farm and the winter routine has set in.
29 November 2022 Management
Managing the creep pen for calves
A well-bedded creep pen is a must for autumn-born suckler calves during the housing period.
FBD Young Farmer of the Year finalists announced
The FBD Young Farmer of the Year will be announced on Tuesday evening.
29 November 2022 News
Dairy management: what weight should maiden heifers be now?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at what target weight maiden or weanling heifers should be now.
28 November 2022 Management
Clear vision needed to manage beef shift
Farmers are losing out right now relative to market returns.
23 November 2022 Viewpoints
IFJ Junior: ‘Don’t squeeze the udder too hard and you’ll be grand’
At the age of 11, Alan Fitzpatrick from Co Clare is already an able milker. He talks to Anne O’Donoghue about his favourite jobs and favourite time of year on the farm.
23 November 2022 Feature
The Soden Free Range kids
The Soden family have a truly egg-citing household with four children between the ages of nine and 12. They tell Sarah McIntosh about their 55,000 hens and life in the countryside.
23 November 2022 Poultry
Letter regarding calf slaughter
"I would like to strongly refute the notion that calf slaughter is a necessity for the dairy sector going forward." - Padraig Motherway, Barnfield, Ballymacoda, Co Cork
23 November 2022 Letters
Legacy of Transformula evident in second-lactation Ottawa cows
A top-performing Holstein herd is reaping the benefits of its calf rearing programme three years on with heifer replacements now in the milking herd.
Dairy farmers to face new dairy-beef scorecard
This scorecard will be shared with Government and industry programmes such as the Bord Bia sustainable dairy assurance scheme (SDAS).
16 November 2022 News
Letter regarding the ban on calf slaughter from 2024.
"Calf slaughter is a must." - Michael Flynn, Rathgormack, Carrick-on-Suir, Co Waterford
16 November 2022 Letters