This week in photos: dairy, sucklers, hemp and marts
Photo Desk
Our top farming photos from the past week include farmers harvesting hemp, buffer feeding cows and moving cows on to fresh grass after milking. Our photography team also visited some marts.
1 October 2022 Management
Grassland management: dealing with the aftermath of rain
Widespread heavy rain across the country on Friday and more rain in the forecast for the next few days means land is getting wet.
28 September 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass+ dairy: growth rates drop as October moves in
Grass growth rates are set to drop over the coming weeks as nights get longer and colder, write Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick.
New beef scheme to pay €90/cow
Amy Forde and Adam Woods report on the new €28m beef scheme announced in Budget 2023.
28 September 2022 News
280kg carcase at 19 months for dairy beef heifers
The Thrive cattle, which are all AI-bred stock, are demonstrating what is possible with dairy beef systems. Declan Marren reports.
28 September 2022 Breeding & health
Managing cow nutrition to maximise conception rates
Getting cow nutrition right throughout the breeding season is critically important in order for autumn herds to be viable. Declan Marren reports.
28 September 2022 Breeding & health
Thrive: avoiding under-performance pitfalls with autumn grazing
Declan Marren looks at some steps to take to maintain liveweight gain in the run-up to housing, as the last rotation begins on many dairy-beef farms.
28 September 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass growth recovers but deficits remain
Aidan Brennan catches up with three farmers from Carlow, Kerry and Limerick to see what has happened to grass growth since the rain came earlier this month.
21 September 2022 Grass & feeding
Fullwood Packo finds a buyer
Fullwood Packo, which manufactures and sells a range of milking equipment and bulk tanks, is being bought by JOZ and a group of Irish bulk tank dealers.
21 September 2022 News
High-risk time for bloat in livestock
Low dry matter and low fibre content in grass, along with longer nights with a heavy dew, is combining to make it a high-risk time for bloat, writes Aidan Brennan
19 September 2022 Management
Growth rates hitting peak performance
Grass growth rates are hitting 70kg per day on many farms as the recovery from the dry spell continues.
17 September 2022 Management
Computerised calf feeders are becoming increasingly popular
With massive interest in computerised calf feeders, Aidan Brennan looks at what’s on offer at the Ploughing Championships.
16 September 2022 Ploughing Championships