Five tips to prepare for autumn calving
Kieran Mailey
On farms where autumn calving gets under way in August, outlined are some preparation tips.
Dairy business keeps a focus on the cow
David Wright reports from the first farm visit on Monday as part of the British Grassland Society summer tour 2022.
29 June 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: breeding season winding down
We have a few bulls still running with cows and heifers but we probably won’t milk any of these cows next year, writes Bill O'Keeffe.
MartBids Database: poorer stock under pressure
Adam Woods has a roundup of what’s happening in the country’s marts and the current direction the mart trade is headed in.
29 June 2022 Markets
Watch: dry cows hit €3,560 in Carrigallen
Niamh Gunn reports from Carrigallen Mart last Monday evening for its sale of heifers, bullocks and dry cows.
28 June 2022 News
MartBids Database: heifers steady as bullocks ease slightly
The mart trade remains positive, with heifer prices firm and even up in some cases and while bullocks have eased from the record highs in recent weeks, trade remains positive.
15 June 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: beef bonanza a buoyant trade in Tuam
The bank holiday Monday ‘beef bonanza’ sale in Tuam saw huge demand and prices to match for heavy and factory-fit cattle. Declan Marren reports.
8 June 2022 Markets
Keeping flies under control in autumn-calving herds
Early summer is a period when an increasing fly activity puts dry cows at risk of summer mastitis.
7 June 2022 Management
Positive beef trade remains
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade including this week’s factory quotes.
1 June 2022 Markets
MartBids Database: weanling prices breaking records
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s mart trade, including a roundup of what's happening in the country’s marts.
25 May 2022 Markets
Watch: dry cows top €3.43/kg in Drumshanbo Mart
Niamh Gunn was in Drumshanbo Mart last week for its general sale of dry cows, weanling heifers and bulls.
23 May 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: forward cattle to the fore in Kanturk
Competition between ringside and online buyers resulted in strong demand for forward cattle at Kanturk Mart's weekly sale.
18 May 2022 Markets