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Sheep
NI Sheep Programme: Tune in to winter feeding webinar
Kieran Mailey
The NI Sheep programme will hold a winter feeding webinar on Thursday 15 December starting at 7.30pm.
30 November 2022 Markets
Sheep mart prices: higher prices enticing numbers to marts
Many mart managers reported an unexpected increase in the number of sheep on offer, with some producers taking advantage of a vibrant trade and opting to show sheep live.
30 November 2022 Management
Beef Management: calf creep hygiene and finishing cattle costs
This week’s beef management notes look at the importance of hygiene in the calf creep area while we outline the need for finishing stock to be performing every day during the final feeding phase.
Thrive: increased beef price masks production cost hike
The 2021-born stock have recorded an increased net margin compared to last year but overall margins remain tight. Declan Marren reports.
23 November 2022 Breeding & health
Front loading meal to store cattle over winter
Front loading meal to higher-priority cattle is a good way to ensure animals hit target weight gains during the winter.
22 November 2022 Management
Red clover silage proving its worth on Tullamore Farm
The inclusion of red clover in a mixture with perennial ryegrass and white clover can result in high yields of multi-cut silage without artificial nitrogen (N) fertiliser.
16 November 2022 Footprint Farmers
Dairy calf-to-beef targets, suckler cow minerals and Tullamore farm open day
Adam Woods takes a look at dairy calf to beef targets, suckler cow mineral supplementation and an upcoming Tullamore Farm open day in this week's beef management notes
16 November 2022 Management
NI Sheep Programme: how good is 2022 silage quality?
With first- and second-Cut silage analysed on the programme farms, Kieran Mailey outlines some of the results.
9 November 2022 Management
Sheep Management: finishing lambs, mating progress and clean livestock policy
At this stage of the year the priority with grass supplies on farms with breeding flocks should lie with ewes.
26 October 2022 Management
Beef Management: feeding weanlings this winter
A look at the economics of feeding weanlings this winter and goes through some tips to keep weanlings thriving during the winter months.
26 October 2022 Management
Costs high, but efficiency can be improved
Concentrate costs are expensive and will take up a large proportion of the spend on livestock farms, but there are ways to reduce that spend and make it work more efficiently.
26 October 2022 News
Farmer Writes: heavy rain and problems with Tirlán
We’ve had a big problem with our new co-op, Tirlán, this month, with many milk statements sent to the wrong suppliers, writes Bill O'Keeffe.
19 October 2022 Farmer Writes