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Beef
Camera at the Mart: record entries and prices at Kanturk
Tommy Moyles
Kanturk Mart hosted its largest ever fat stock show and sale this week and trade was on fire.
30 November 2022 Management
Dairy Management: what to do with high clover paddocks
With more grass around than normal, Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the issues with carrying over high-clover paddocks that have high pasture covers.
23 November 2022 Management
Dairy Management: dosing cows, grass supply and spending money
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the main parasites farmers need to be looking out for when planning dosing strategies this winter.
MartBids Database: reduced numbers boosts prices
As the numbers of cattle heading for the sales ring starts to decline, it has had a positive effect on the overall trade over the past seven days.
16 November 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: farmers, feeders and factories make for steady trade
Factory agents and farmer buyers contested with strong online activity to secure stock in Athenry at Tuesday’s cattle sale.
16 November 2022 Markets
Dairy management: tips for drying off cows
Aidan Brennan has some advice for dairy farmers as they commence the drying off process this winter.
14 November 2022 Management
Dairy management: still cows out but days are numbered
Aidan Brennan says grazing is continuing on a hit and miss basis as soils are saturated in most parts of the country.
12 November 2022 Management
Exceptional growth but many can't graze
Most farmers have been unable to capitalise on the high growth rates because land is too wet.
9 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Five options for weaning spring-born calves
Suckler farmers will be thinking of weaning spring-born calves over the next few weeks, with various methods used. Outlined are five options for weaning.
1 October 2022 Management
Camera at the Mart: plainer cattle an easier trade in Carrigallen
Adam Woods reports from Carriagllen Mart’s Monday night general cattle sale.
28 September 2022 Markets
MartBids Database: trade steady with weanlings improving
Adam Woods takes a look at this week’s mart trade by delving into the detail of the Irish Farmers Journal MartBids database.
28 September 2022 Markets
In pictures: big feeder demand in Birr
Adam Woods reports from Birr mart’s general cattle sale which took place on Monday.
26 September 2022 Markets