Ticking the box for meal bin specs: finishes, augers and access
Martin Merrick
Martin Merrick details some of the options that can be fitted to Q-Mac silos to suit individual farmers needs.
20 May 2024 Management
Dairy management: avoiding digestive upsets in dairy cows
Aidan Brennan says that vets and farmers are reporting more cases of digestive upsets and uneasiness in cows.
13 May 2024 Management
Dairy management: grass growth rates slower than expected
According to Teagasc, a high proportion of farms are very tight for grass as we approach mid-May, writes Aidan Brennan.
Milking 1,100 cows on an Irish-owned farm in Germany
Peter Doyle and Ciarán Tangney are on college placement on a 1,100-cow dairy farm in Brandenburg, Germany.
13 May 2024 News
Watch: this week in photos - farmers get on with fieldwork
Our top farming photos from the past week include farmers planting potatoes, feeding and moving stock, sowing grass seed, applying lime, spreading urea, some mart action and more.
12 May 2024 News
From feeding silage to making silage in the space of a week
Now is the time to analyse the grass situation and plan ahead - that was the main message from Teagasc dairy specialist in Ballyhaise, James Dunne, at a Teagasc signpost farm walk in Offaly.
8 May 2024 News
The Home Farm: slurry above slats
The spring of 2024 is the worst I ever remember as regards grazing conditions.
17 April 2024 Viewpoints
Focus on feed-efficient cattle, says US rancher
Jim Jensen from Wyoming made his views clear on cattle breeding during a visit to the Foyle finishing unit outside Cookstown.
17 April 2024 Northern Ireland
The Grass Week: first-cut silage essential to build fodder reserves
While a lot of farmers are still feeding silage, attention on first cut ground needs to take a major focus in the coming weeks in order to replenish depleted reserves of fodder.
13 April 2024 Grass & feeding
Beef management: Delayed turnout leads to housing issues
In this week's beef management notes, Adam Woods takes a look at coccidiosis.
10 April 2024 Management
Beef Trends: cows the highlight of this week's trade
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including what’s being quoted for different types of cattle.
10 April 2024 Markets
Watch: this week in photos - farming through the poor weather
Our top photos this week saw some farmers defy the bad weather to plant broccoli, roll land, sow oats and plant potatoes. Our photographers also visited marts, tractor runs, dairy and sheep farms.
7 April 2024 News