Weekend weather: mild with wet spells
Rachel Donovan
Sunday is expected to be the driest day over the weekend with some sunshine and isolated showers, according to Met Éireann.
21 February 2023 Buildings
What does TAMS 3 cover for labour saving?
A variety of new and existing items will pique the interest of farmers looking to automate systems or reduce labour.
19 February 2023 News
What’s in TAMS III for dairy farmers?
Dairy editor Aidan Brennan takes a look at what is contained in the new TAMS of relevance for dairy farmers.
Thrive: end zone in sight for 24-month systems
Farms operating a 24-month dairy calf to beef enterprise are entering the final weeks of feeding pre-slaughter.
1 February 2023 Grass & feeding
Milking times bypass for Macroom farmer
While the new bypass around Macroom has shortened the journey time for motorists between Cork and Kerry, a new milking parlour has shortened milking times for Macroom farmer Sean Kelleher.
4 January 2023 Dairy Equipment
Newford Farm update: just three 2021-born bullocks left to slaughter
The most recent batch of 21 bullocks drafted in early December delivered an average carcase weight of 373.89kg from a liveweight of 678kg and 55% kill-out.
18 December 2022 Newford Farm
Last four 2021-born heifers drafted on Newford Farm
The 40 heifers drafted averaged 296kg carcase weight at an average age of just less than 18 months of age and recorded a sale value of €1,507/head.
27 November 2022 Newford Farm
In pictures: Thrive heifer slaughter performance
Take a look at how the latest draft of heifers from the Thrive demonstration farm performed at slaughter.
16 November 2022 Breeding & health
IFBA on tour: Gurteen College dairy facilities
After a three year break, the IFBA was back for its annual conference and farm tours, visiting Gurteen College as part of this. Martin Merrick reports
26 October 2022 Buildings
77 more lambs drafted for sale on Tullamore Farm
The lambs recorded positive slaughter performance with two batches of 34 and 43 head killing out at 45% to 46% and averaging an average sale value of €132.
15 October 2022 Tullamore Farm
280kg carcase at 19 months for dairy beef heifers
The Thrive cattle, which are all AI-bred stock, are demonstrating what is possible with dairy beef systems. Declan Marren reports.
28 September 2022 Breeding & health