Gene editing now allowed in England
Siobhán Walsh
Gene editing technology can now be used in England. The genetic technology act came into place on 23 March.
Grazing off to a good start in Killorglin
The farming year has gone off to a good start on Donal Hayes's farm - the winner of the 2022 Kerry Agribusiness milk quality and sustainability award.
15 March 2023 News
Genotyping of 800,000 cows gets agreement in principle
Genotyping gets green light - It is anticipated the new scheme will kick off in July with calves from these cows genotyped in 2024.
TB risk now integrated into EBI
Aidan Brennan explains how farmers should interpret the new TB figures in the EBI when picking bulls.
15 March 2023 Spring AI
Lots of considerations when it comes to sire selection
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the issues facing the dairy industry and how breeding and genetics can play a role in their solutions.
15 March 2023 Spring AI
A sky full of stars at Limousin premier show at Elphin Mart
The Irish Limousin Cattle Society held its annual premier show and sale in Elphin Mart on Saturday, with bulls forward for sale from some of the top herds in the country. Shanon Kinahan reports
15 March 2023 Pedigree
New disruptor on the AI startup scene
Aidan Brennan looks into what Bullwise, the new AI company has to offer Irish farmers
15 March 2023 Spring AI
Meath breeder dancing for Lunasa
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the active bull list for 2023 and says that farmers need to concentrate on picking teams of bulls with complementary traits.
15 March 2023 Spring AI
Carbon sub-index and beef shake up EBI
Aidan Brennan takes a look at what the new carbon sub-index in the EBI means for dairy farmers.
15 March 2023 Spring AI
This Bo Peep has found her ideal sheep
Breeding the world’s cutest sheep using quality and diverse genetics, Shanon Kinahan recently caught up with one of the country’s best-known Valais Blacknose breeders, April Higgins.
8 March 2023 Pedigree
In pictures: Dovea Genetics beef breeding event displays top end progeny
A range of Dovea Genetics-sired progeny from Belgian Blue, Charolais and Limousin bulls were on display at the breeding event held in Mayo-Sligo Mart.
3 March 2023 Breeding & health
Camera at the Mart: out on a high at Ashberry dispersal
A bitter sweet ending to the pedigree Friesian Ashberry herd, as top-quality females commanded top-tier prices at dispersal sale in Thurles last Friday. Shanon Kinahan reports.
1 March 2023 Markets