Northern Ireland
Milk production on the wind-down in NZ
Zac Elkin from Craigantlet in Co Down is currently managing a dairy farm in Canterbury, New Zealand.
Bad spring having a lasting impact
John Egerton is disappointed at the variability in performance of his spring-born calves to date
13 May 2024 News
Milking 1,100 cows on an Irish-owned farm in Germany
Peter Doyle and Ciarán Tangney are on college placement on a 1,100-cow dairy farm in Brandenburg, Germany.
Galway farmers win overall Aurivo milk quality award
Eight dairy farms were awarded by Aurivo for factors such as their dedication to animal welfare, sustainable farming practices and excellence in milk quality.
9 May 2024 l2
Dealer divided on bailing on dates
The Dealer doesn’t know whether to be impressed with a new dating trend or appalled. Either way The Dealer recommend the back pages of Irish Country Living.
8 May 2024 Dealer
Farmer Writes: spending extra time with calves
There’s a lot to be said for a cow who does her job by the book, and one of those calved recently.
8 May 2024 Farmer Writes
BPS applications, breeding and buying cattle for grazing
In this week's Beef Management, Adam Woods takes a look at getting your BPS application right, breeding and what to dose purchased animals with going to grass.
8 May 2024 Management
My Farming Week: Colin Kelly, Bealnamulla, Athlone, Roscommon.
Colin farms alongside his father on 40ac in Co Roscommon. They operate a suckler herd, selling weanlings in the mart at 10 months.
1 May 2024 News
Making a final call on breeding replacement heifers
The late spring turnout will potentially see replacement heifers being underdeveloped for breeding this year. Weighing animals and making a tough call is strongly advised.
30 April 2024 Management
My Farming Week: Dessie Howley, Bonniconlon, Co Mayo
Dessie Howley, Bonninconlon, Co Mayo, farms with his wife Sharon and three children in north Mayo. They had a few surprises over the recent calving season.
24 April 2024 News
Farmer Writes: suckler farmers a rare breed
If our weather is going to continue to be as unpredictable as it has been in the last couple of years, the winter is going to be more of a slog than ever
24 April 2024 Farmer Writes
Tirlán increases March milk price
Tirlán’s base price for March is 37.7c/l, excluding VAT, based on standard constituents of 3.6% butterfat and 3.3% protein.
18 April 2024 News