Farmer Writes: you'd miss those hazy February days
Tommy Moyles
Calving is well under way on Tommy Moyles' farm and a few labour-saving choices have helped keep the workload to a reasonable level.
16 March 2023 News
Grass-based farms look set to escape stringent EU permit rules
Details should emerge on EU Environment ministers' views on farm licensing plans later this week.
15 March 2023 News
Genotyping of 800,000 cows gets agreement in principle
Genotyping gets green light - It is anticipated the new scheme will kick off in July with calves from these cows genotyped in 2024.
Farmer Writes: Salers twice as stubborn as Limousins
Present weather conditions seem to be causing issues across the country, with cows calving and sheep lambing all needing extra space.
15 March 2023 Farmer Writes
Camera at the Mart: smaller number meet a stronger trade in Cashel
Shanon Kinahan reports from Saturday’s cattle sale in Cashel Mart, which held its first sale in conjunction with the online sales platform Martbids.
15 March 2023 Markets
Camera at the Mart: factory-fit cattle calling the shots in Portumna
It was another busy day in Portumna Mart last Wednesday for its weekly cattle sale, which saw approximately 325 cattle go through the sales ring, Shanon Kinahan reports.
15 March 2023 Markets
Factories scramble for supplies
Adam Woods has the latest on how falling kill numbers could be good news for beef finishers.
15 March 2023 Markets
Feeding cows in the evenings for fewer night-time calvings
Declan Marren looks at a potential sleep-saving tip for farmers this calving season.
8 March 2023 Grass & feeding
MartBids Database: frosty conditions not taking heat from trade
Prices ringside have increased across many categories of stock this week, as the mart trade continues to sizzle.
8 March 2023 Markets
Camera at the Mart: producers of quality cattle well rewarded in Kilkenny
Shanon Kinahan reports from a busy day’s trading in Kilkenny Mart on Thursday, which saw over 97% of the 1,023 quality animals on offer sell on the day.
8 March 2023 Markets
Camera at the Mart: genuine stores on the up in Iveragh
Genuine stores and top-quality continentals were met with a solid trade at Tuesday’s sale in Iveragh, Shanon Kinahan reports.
8 March 2023 Markets
Recovering from the hidden cost of TB
Portglenone dairy farmers Mervyn and James Kelso saw their herd depopulated in 2022 after an outbreak of TB.
8 March 2023 Northern Ireland