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Dairy management: how to work out your nitrates position
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan looks at how farmers can find out if they will be affected by the new changes in the nitrates programme.
23 June 2022 News
DairyBeef500 to target net margin of €500/ha
DairyBeef500 is led by Teagasc and will promote the adoption of best practice at farm level to increase the future viability and sustainability of the beef sector.
JCB TM420S hits the spot for Carlow man
Gary Abbott caught up with one Carlow farmer and contractor to find out how why JCB’s TM 420S is his loader of choice and how it has performed having clocked up over 1,000 hours.
Agriculture emissions to rise 1.9% by 2030 with ‘existing’ measures – EPA
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warned that Irish farming needs to “transform” to meet emissions reduction targets.
Greater management of dairy herd needed, says Dawn Meats executive
Too many calves not suitable for beef, says Dawn Meats executive at Fine Gael conference.
7 May 2022 News
Agri jobs: buffalo milker wanted in Cork
The well-known Toons Bridge herd of milking buffalo in Co Cork is seeking a farm manager for year-round milking and calving.
7 May 2022 News
Society wants stop to dairy’s impact on water quality – Tom Arnold
The dairy sector will have to improve water quality, should it wish to expand further, Arnold said.
4 May 2022 News
Striking the balance with dairy beef sire selection
As the dairy herd stabilises and with greater use of sexed semen, there are opportunities to breed better quality beef calves on dairy farms this year. Declan Marren reports.
27 April 2022 Breeding & health
Camera at the Mart: grass buyers active in Thurles Mart
Bullocks weighing from 400kg to 600kg recorded an average sale price of €2.50/kg, with good-quality continental cattle rising to €2.70/kg to €2.80/kg.
20 April 2022 Markets
Bovine cattle herd 140,000 head higher on 1 February 2022
The increase in numbers is being underpinned by continued expansion in the dairy herd, with 49,678 more dairy cows, 45,976 more male dairy calves and 38,068 more dairy heifers on farms.
17 April 2022 News
Agri jobs: assistant manager on 350-cow Waterford farm
There are a number of dairy jobs on offer this week in all parts of the country.
16 April 2022 News
11% of stock fail to maximise in-spec carcase bonus
Failing to meet carcase specification is costly but sometimes inevitable with dairy-beef stock. Declan Marren reports.
23 March 2022 Breeding & health