Northern Ireland
Move to robots pays off for Bellemont Holsteins
Kieran Mailey
The McCollum family run the 500 cow Bellemont Holstein herd outside Coleraine and last week, they held an open day outlining their system. Kieran Maily reports.
6 December 2023 Grass & feeding
Choosing the right system for profit and lifestyle
GD Young will speak at the Irish Grassland Association dairy conference on his experiences of running a high-input and grass-based system.
29 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Scientists tackling livestock emissions problem
Leading research institutes held a conference in Belfast about ruminant methane. Peter McCann reports
Total fertiliser sales in 2023 have fallen by 18%
This drop marks a 33% reduction in fertiliser sales since 2021.
22 November 2023 News
Watching autumn calving cows for repeat heats
Where breeding got underway in early November for autumn calving cows, keep a close eye for signs of animals repeating over the coming week.
21 November 2023 Management
Big rewards from investing in dairy genetics
Farmers attending an AI Services meeting heard how investing in good genetics delivers multiple benefits for dairy farms.
15 November 2023 Northern Ireland
The Grass Week: farm covers on the upper end for closing
Despite an early finish to the grazing season for many, the poor utilisation rates have brought farm cover down rapidly, though it is still on the higher end for complete closing.
4 November 2023 Grass & feeding
Heat detection in autumn-calving cows
Breeding will be getting under way in autumn-calving suckler herds and good heat detection should be part of the daily routine.
31 October 2023 Management
My Farming Week: Donal Logue, Craig, Muff, Co Donegal
Donal is an organic tillage and horticulture farmer near Muff in Donegal, and has been farming 40ac organically since 2019.
25 October 2023 News
Hitting the targets in winter milk production
The blueprint for good technical performance in winter milk systems was laid bare at the Teagasc winter milk open day, writes Aidan Brennan.
18 October 2023 Liquid Milk
Farmer Writes: survival of the fittest breeding policy
A clear TB test was a relief for Cork farmer Tommy Moyles, with attention now moving to scanning on his farm at Ardfield, Clonakilty.
18 October 2023 Farmer Writes
Five tips for autumn breeding in suckler herds
On farms operating an autumn-calving suckler herd, breeding is likely to get under way around the end of October to early November. Outlined are five tips to keep in mind.
14 October 2023 Management