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Designing an efficient and safe handling facility
Martin Merrick
Constructing a handling facility that works for both farmer and animals requires careful planning and consideration.
7 December 2022 Markets
MartBids Database: demand drives buoyant mart trade
The mart trade remains in very positive territory at the moment, reflected in some of the prices being seen in fatstock sales around the country.
7 December 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: €6,500 sale topper for Skibbereen fat stock
It's not every sale where a heifer comes close to making €10/kg, but that's what happened at Skibbereen Mart's fat stock show and sale last Friday.
Camera at the Mart: Raphoe Christmas fat stock shows cream of the crop
Raphoe Mart returned for its annual Christmas fat stock show and sale last Friday, with record entries, crowds and prices.
7 December 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: weanlings to €12.50/kg in Manorhamilton fat stock
Record prices and a 98% clearance rate was the tune of the day in Manorhamilton as it hosted its third annual Christmas fat stock.
7 December 2022 Markets
Beef trends: prime cattle kill in freefall
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest factory quotes for finished animals.
7 December 2022 Markets
Farmer Writes: Strategies and cotton underpants
I have previously come across the phrase 'user-centric' at the off-farm job when we talk about designing technology with the user in mind, Kieran Sullivan writes.
7 December 2022 Farmer Writes
Checking body condition in spring-calving cows
In spring-calving herds, animals that need body condition altered should have this corrected now in good time for the next crop of calves.
6 December 2022 Management
'Mindset towards calves on dairy farms has to change'
If your mindset is that a calf has to be gone out of your farm as quick as possible, you have a mindset problem, a west Cork IFA meeting heard on Monday night.
6 December 2022 News
Beef quotes edge upwards
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest quotes for factory-fit animals.
5 December 2022 Markets
Beef Trends: prime kill drops another 1,000 head
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade including the latest factory quotes for finished cattle
30 November 2022 Markets
MartBids Database: store prices rise €75/head in three weeks
The tightening of supply in marts continues to boost trade, with store cattle running as much as €110/head up on prices at the beginning of November.
30 November 2022 Markets