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Brisk demand for sexed semen
Rachel Donovan
There has been a "noticeable swing in the use of sexed semen," AI companies have told the Irish Farmers Journal.
11 May 2022 Pedigree
Tough day’s trading for Herefords in Tullamore
Niamh Gunn attends the North Leinster Hereford show and sale in Tullamore mart last Friday.
10 May 2022 Management
Making the final call on maiden heifers for breeding
Replacement heifers should have a minimum target liveweight to meet before the breeding season starts. This improves conception rates and reduces issues at calving time.
Drombanny Rogue tops Athenry sale at €5,300
Adam Woods reports from the Irish Limousin Cattle Society show and sale of bulls in Athenry
4 May 2022 Pedigree
Farmer Writes: twins with a twist and a strange incident in the night
Taking part in the latest rollout of the DNA registration pilot programme lead to an unexpected twin twist on Tommy Moyles’ farm.
4 May 2022 Farmer Writes
Watch: Ernevalley hits €6,400 at red-hot Limousin premier
Trade at the Limousin society premier sale on bank holiday Monday could only be described as on fire, with an average price for bulls of €4,564 and a clearance rate of 93%.
3 May 2022 Pedigree
In pictures: two bulls hit €5,000 at Lisduff on-farm sale
Niamh Gunn reports from the Lisduff on-farm sale of Aberdeen Angus bulls in Co Cavan last Saturday.
2 May 2022 Pedigree
Five options to group suckler cows for breeding
The breeding season for many suckler calving herds will be getting under way during May. Outlined are five options to group cows for breeding.
30 April 2022 Management
Dairy management: what to do with late calving cows?
Aidan Brennan looks at some of the options available for farmers with late-calving cows.
25 April 2022 Management
Watch: breeding season kicks off at Tullamore
Niamh Gunn chats with Shaun Diver to see what’s been happening on Tullamore Farm this week.
22 April 2022 Breeding & health
Diego does the business at €3,400
Adam Woods reports from the Irish Hereford Cattle society show and sale of bulls in Kilmallock Mart.
20 April 2022 Pedigree
Charolais top €5,850 in Carrick Easter sale
Martin Merrick reports from Saturday’s show and sale of continental bulls in Carrick-on-Shannon.
20 April 2022 Pedigree