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Farmers need high-EBI cows, not high-EBI calves
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the subsequent performance of the most widely used AI bulls in 2018 and asks if genomics is worth the risk.
30 March 2022 Opinion
Suckler cow target remains very ambitious
A calving interval target must be met to receive a new suckler payment in NI.
15 March 2022 Northern Ireland
Forage and fertility driving herd out
John and Claire Beckett run 150 cows in a high-input, high-output system that places a strong focus on milk from forage.
UFU wants limits on green payments
The lack of a cap on payments in future agri-environment schemes has raised concerns among farmers in NI.
16 February 2022 News
DAERA explains conditions for new suckler payment
To be eligible for a payment suckler animals will have to meet requirements around age at first calving and calving interval.
26 January 2022 News
Taking NI dairy to a new level
Redhouse Holsteins is one of the top producing herds in Ireland and the UK. David Wright looks at what makes the Co Tyrone business stand out.
26 January 2022 Northern Ireland
DAERA clarifies suckler headage scheme rules
The proposed scheme comes with conditions around age at first calving and calving interval.
21 January 2022 News
New suckler payments – what needs to change?
The current eligibility criteria for a suckler scheme don’t work in practice. David Wright reports.
19 January 2022 News