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Dairy
Carbon sub-index added to the EBI
Aidan Brennan
The ICBF and Teagasc have added a new sub-index to the Economic Breeding Index (EBI)
29 October 2022 Management
Five tips for autumn breeding in suckler herds
On suckler farms with an autumn-calving herd, breeding is under way. Outlined are five tips to help get cows back in calf.
21 October 2022 Soil
Declining soil fertility levels in 2021
We look at the different steps farmers can take to increase the fertility of their soil.
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
IHFA delighted to be back at National Ploughing Championships
Shanon Kinahan caught up with some of the livestock exhibitors at this year’s ploughing championships.
22 September 2022 Pedigree
10 tips to using AI in autumn calving herds
Autumn calving naturally lends itself to using AI when breeding. Outlined are 10 tips to get the most from AI.
21 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Five management jobs for autumn-calving herds
Keeping on top of herd management tasks is always important. Outlined are five jobs to keep in mind for autumn-calving suckler herds.
10 September 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: game-changing rain and Tirlán
Tirlán as a brand is maybe a little underwhelming for the moment but hopefully it will grow on all of us.
7 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Is it time to take remove the stock bull from spring-calving cows?
Spring-calving suckler farmers should give thought to removing the stock bull from cows as breeding activity winds down.
2 August 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: major step towards robotic milking
Originally, I would have been quite anti-robot, as interacting with the cows is one of my preferred jobs compared with machinery work, writes Thomas Duffy.
31 July 2022 Farmer Writes
Getting going with clover in Farranfore
Even though the Coffey farm has expanded, herd size won't increase too much as the focus shifts to sustainability, writes Aidan Brennan.
27 July 2022 Milk quality
Challenges overcome in Clare herd
For years, the Garry herd was suffering from poor performance, but thankfully those issues are behind them, writes Aidan Brennan.
27 July 2022 Milk quality