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Dondale hosts 2024 IHFA open day
Adam Woods
Adam Woods reports from the IHFA national open day held on the Dondale Farm in Co Kildare last week.
10 July 2024 News
Tipperary dairy calf-to-beef farm targets €100,000 profit
The 112ha farm is leased by Teagasc, with 95ha fully reseeded with grass and white clover and 10ha of cereals.
3 July 2024 Pedigree
Record numbers attend 2024 Royal Highland Show
Adam Woods reports from the 2024 Royal Highland show in Edinburgh where several records were broken at this year’s show
IFJ Junior: no drum these sisters can’t beat
Agri superstars in the making - sisters Elisa and Tara Drumm chat to Shanon Kinahan about the future, farming, showing cattle and their favourite hobbies.
26 June 2024 Pedigree
Mature cows will drive production
There should be 60% of the herd at third lactation plus, according to CEO of NCBC Doreen Corridan.
26 June 2024 News
Big Red Byrnes bright in Mayo
Shanon Kinahan spoke with businessman and pedigree Limousin breeder Donal Byrne for an enjoyable podcast this week.
26 June 2024 Pedigree
High output grass-based systems can be profitable - UCD professor
Cow numbers don't necessarily have to increase in order to grow Ireland's dairy industry, professor Finbarr Mulligan maintains.
20 June 2024 News
Study finds sweaty cattle perform better in heat
A new paper published in the Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology is based on a study of the genetic sweat gland characteristics of cattle.
19 June 2024 News
Let’s have crop regulation but don’t block science
Our farmers are expected to change to using less nutrients and sprays almost overnight.
12 June 2024 Viewpoints
Rearing 6,500 calves ‘McDonald’s-style’ in UK
Adam Woods visited Long Lane Farm this week, which rears 6,500 calves annually for the Buitelaar Group.
12 June 2024 Breeding & health
Lack of food shortages to blame for emissions focus on livestock, says FAO chief
We need to provide more with less and we need innovation and technology, the boss of the Food and Agriculture Organisation has said. Claire McCormack reports.
12 June 2024 News
Watch: inside a 6,500-head dairy-beef calf-rearing farm in Somerset
Adam Woods visited Long Lane farm this week, which rears 6,500 calves annually for the Buitelaar group.