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Dairy
Grass+ dairy: growth rates drop as October moves in
Aidan Brennan
Grass growth rates are set to drop over the coming weeks as nights get longer and colder, write Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick.
28 September 2022 Markets
NI Trends: prime heifers commanding higher prices; demand for lamb improving
Processors in Northern Ireland have left beef prices unchanged, but heifers are an easier sell than steers. Demand for lambs is gaining momentum.
28 September 2022 Management
Dairy Management: feeding, lameness and taxation
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the options for farmers to reduce their tax bill this year.
Grass growth recovers but deficits remain
Aidan Brennan catches up with three farmers from Carlow, Kerry and Limerick to see what has happened to grass growth since the rain came earlier this month.
21 September 2022 Grass & feeding
Farmer Writes: cow prices holding up and ploughing returns
It was great to get out to meet everyone at the ploughing again this year, after a three-year break.
21 September 2022 Farmer Writes
NI Trends: tight supplies underpin cattle prices; fat lamb trade steadies
There is no change to prime cattle prices in Northern Ireland, with factory lambs also holding firm.
21 September 2022 Markets
NI Trends: beef price holds firm as supplies tighten; lamb price improving
Beef prices in Northern Ireland are holding firm, with some indications of tight supplies. Lamb prices continue to harden as the live trade improves.
14 September 2022 Markets
Imports of Irish cattle at a two-year high
Irish cattle imported for direct slaughter at meat plants in Northern Ireland hit a two-year high point last week.
14 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: game-changing rain and Tirlán
Tirlán as a brand is maybe a little underwhelming for the moment but hopefully it will grow on all of us.
7 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Dairy cull cows exposed to welfare issues during transport – report
The European Commission has received a series of recommendations on the welfare of animals during transport which it will now use to inform a review.
7 September 2022 News
Dairy management: what is the outlook for grass growth?
Now that the rain has come, many farmers are wondering if they will grow enough grass, writes Aidan Brennan.
5 September 2022 Management
Camera at the Mart: in-calf heifers hit €5,000 in Carrigallen
Adam Woods reports from a special in-calf heifer sale in Carrigallen Mart on Monday night.
31 August 2022 Markets