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Four heifer calves killed by dogs in Kilkenny
Rachel Donovan
Four high-EBI heifer calves, bought by a new entrant to breed out of in 2024, were killed on a farm in Kilkenny on Monday.
29 June 2022 Management
Beef Management: docks, late calves and BDGP deadlines
In this week’s beef management notes beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at dock control, late calves and BDGP deadlines.
29 June 2022 Farmer Writes
Watch: should I switch to milking cows?
With three sons keen to farm, John Egerton has questioned whether he should swap sucklers for dairy cows.
Farmer Writes: cost of fuel draining my energy and bank balance
Quite a lot of neighbouring dairy farmers are buffer feeding cows as well, so I’m not alone when it comes to being under pressure for grass.
26 June 2022 Farmer Writes
DairyBeef500 to target net margin of €500/ha
DairyBeef500 is led by Teagasc and will promote the adoption of best practice at farm level to increase the future viability and sustainability of the beef sector.
23 June 2022 News
Farmer Writes: tracking time and money
Kieran Sullivan says that he keeps a record of invoices and tracks time spent on the farm every Friday.
22 June 2022 Farmer Writes
Top performance from Quality Award winners
Top performance in all aspects of the farm business sealed the win for the McCarthy family, writes Aidan Brennan.
22 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Over 2m calves registered in 2022
The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) says that, overall, calf births in 2022 have seen an increase on 2021 figures.
22 June 2022 News
This week in photos: educational events and shows
Our top farming photos of the week include shots from shows and more.
19 June 2022 News
Spring or summer, there are plenty of jobs on the farm
IFJ Junior Farmer Writes: Patrick Delaney from Galmoy, Co Kilkenny, is a calf-to-beef and weanling-to-beef farmer.
15 June 2022 Farmer Writes
Know your summer dosing regimen
Natascha Meunier from Animal Health Ireland takes a look at some animal health tips for June on livestock farms.
15 June 2022 Breeding & health
Calves see major decrease in price value since 2021 – CSO
Out of all livestock prices, the price value of calves has seen the most significant decrease over the last year, CSO analysis shows.
15 June 2022 News