Northern Ireland
CAFRE outlines best practice in calf rearing
Kieran Mailey
Calf rearing on dairy farms has become a specialised task. Kieran Mailey reports.
28 December 2022 Markets
In pictures: farmer buyers feeling festive in Newport
Shanon Kinahan reports from the special Christmas annual dairy and suckler sale in Newport with a smaller than usual entry.
14 December 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: bull takes the strain after AI disappoints
Not as many of the contract reared dairy heifers held to AI as in previous years, writes Derek Robinson.
Weekly Podcast: ACRES opens, organics and fertiliser supplies
Listen in to this week’s news podcast for all the latest farming news. Hear about what you need to know in this week’s Irish Farmers Journal.
21 October 2022 News
Slower trade for in-calf dairy heifers
Prices back €150-200/hd for light and low-EBI heifers, but trade holding for premium stock.
19 October 2022 News
Watch: innovative cow restraint from Kerry dairy farm
Dr Niall O’Leary has designed a restraining device, the Tail Jack, that replicates the pressure applied when a person lifts a cow’s tail.
13 September 2022 Management
Rumen fluke in half of NI cattle, study finds
The study found that the presence of the parasite had no significant impact on animal output across a range of key measures.
7 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Watch - Farmer Writes: less silage made than I would like
Difficult conditions in late spring and early summer meant John Egerton was unable to make as many round bales as in previous years.
17 August 2022 Northern Ireland