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Camera at the Mart: cows are cream of the crop in Ennis
Tommy Moyles
Trade was on fire in the cow ring at Ennis Mart last week, as factory buyers were extremely active for fleshed cows.
Mastitis: a summer problem on suckler farms
Adam Woods takes a look at mastitis prevention and control ahead of the peak season for mastitis cases on suckler farms.
5 June 2024 l2
Watch: dry cows and weanlings make good money in Elphin
Niamh Murphy reports from last Monday’s cattle sale in Elphin, Co Roscommon.
Watch: Montbelliard-cross beef bullock hits €2,320 in Kilkenny
Adam Woods reports from Kilkenny Mart's general cattle sale, which took place on Thursday of this week.
31 May 2024 Markets
Martbids Database: heavy cattle trade drives on
Adam Woods reports on this week’s mart trade, including what’s happening in the country’s marts.
22 May 2024 Markets
Keep on top of fly control in heifers and dry cows
Warmer temperatures means fly activity is on the increase, putting heifers and dry autumn-calving cows at greater risk of summer mastitis.
14 May 2024 Management
Forage and fertility in focus at UGS spring dairy meeting
The Beattie family gave an overview of their 180 cow herd when hosting the Ulster Grassland Society's spring dairy meeting last week. Kieran Mailey reports.
Camera at the Mart: red hot forward store and cow trade in Kanturk
There was super demand for cattle at Kanturk Mart this week, with close to a 100% clearance rate. Demand was greatest for forward stores and cows, with farmer buyers driving trade for yearling stock.
8 May 2024 Markets
Grove Holsteins finds its groove with robotic milking
John Mitchell outlined the moved to using robots to milk his dairy herd of 750 cows at a farm walk last week. Kieran Mailey reports.
24 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Watch: dry cows hit over €3/kg in Elphin
Adam Woods reports from Monday night's special show and sale of dry cows in Elphin Mart, Co Roscommon.
23 April 2024 Markets
Watch: Kilkenny cattle sale tops €1.25m
Adam Woods reports from Thursday’s bullock sale in Kilkenny mart.
5 April 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: trade trudging forward in Tullamore
Shanon Kinahan was in GVM Mart Tullamore last Thursday for its weekly cattle sale.
3 April 2024 Markets