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Northern Ireland
Ration prices set to hold for December
Kieran Mailey
The latest indications from the feed trade are that prices will be unchanged in December.
30 November 2022 Breeding & health
In pictures: Thrive stock slaughter performance
Last week's beef page detailed the financial performance of the Thrive stock finished this year. This week, Declan Marren outlines what a typical dairy beef animal is achieving on the farm.
30 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Cut the meal being fed or keep driving on?
Some farmers are feeding less concentrate, which has led John Egerton to question his own system.
Managing the creep pen for calves
A well-bedded creep pen is a must for autumn-born suckler calves during the housing period.
29 November 2022 Management
Are maize imports on the rise?
Maize imports were at high numbers from May to September and overall maize imports seem to have returned to high levels.
29 November 2022 News
Beef farmer views: ‘we’re a dying breed’
Farmers at the IFA’s beef meeting this week shared their views on the prices they are receiving and the impact it’s having on their margins.
26 November 2022 News
Front loading meal to store cattle over winter
Front loading meal to higher-priority cattle is a good way to ensure animals hit target weight gains during the winter.
22 November 2022 Management
Five tips for grazing forage brassica crops in winter
On farms where cattle are outwintered on forage brassica crops like kale, there are a few things to keep in mind. Outlined are five tips for grazing animals through the winter.
19 November 2022 Management
Uncertain times in fertiliser and feed markets
A leading trade industry representative has expressed concerns about fertiliser availability next spring.
16 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Minister McConalogue opens new €1m facility at Quinns of Baltinglass
The Wicklow-based agri merchant has invested in a new bagging plant, which Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue helped officially open.
14 November 2022 News
Farmers facing record feed costs
Concentrate feed costs have increased by between €120/t and €130/t compared to this time last year as farmers face a winter period of record-breaking feed costs.
9 November 2022 News
Growing the business in a competitive market
Mason’s Animal Feeds in Portadown hosted a visit by NIIAS on Tuesday.
9 November 2022 Northern Ireland