Genetics, genomics and GHG emissions pave the path to 2030
Adam Woods
Adam Woods previews what’s inside this week’s special breeding focus.
Captain leads April genomic rankings
Genosource Captain has moved back to the top of the Holstein UK young genomic bull list for April.
30 March 2022 Spring AI
Farmers need high-EBI cows, not high-EBI calves
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the subsequent performance of the most widely used AI bulls in 2018 and asks if genomics is worth the risk.
Tisaxon Trooper tops the list
Aidan Brennan examines the list of bulls in the active bull list for 2022.
30 March 2022 Spring AI
Preparing for a busy period on dairy farms
The breeding season is a decision-heavy time of year, writes Aidan Brennan.
30 March 2022 Spring AI
Farmers given flexibility in determining new suckler scheme payments
The details were reveled in the Department’s CAP information meetings along with an outline on what farmers will be required to do to secure payments of €150 or €120 per cow.
15 March 2022 Schemes
Irish Holstein Friesian Association CEO to retire
Irish Holstein Friesian Association (IHFA) CEO Charles Gallagher has announced he will retire in May, having held the role for 14 years.
7 February 2022 News
Five tips on stock bull purchase
Adam Woods takes a look at five tips on purchasing pedigree stock bulls ahead of the busy bull sale season.
2 February 2022 Breeding & health
Taking NI dairy to a new level
Redhouse Holsteins is one of the top producing herds in Ireland and the UK. David Wright looks at what makes the Co Tyrone business stand out.
26 January 2022 Northern Ireland
99.9% of applicants paid 2021 Basic Payment Scheme
A total of 122,113 farmers have received payment, with 373 eligible farmers yet to receive their 2021 payment.
14 January 2022 Schemes
Farmer Writes: risk adverse approach to dairy breeding
Ballymoney dairy farmer Robert McConaghy explains why he is only using proven AI bulls this winter.
3 November 2021 Farmer Writes
Higher payment per cow but similar funding commitment
There has been concern raised from farm organisations that the Minister’s announcement of a higher payment per cow in the new suckler scheme hides the fact that overall funding has not increased.
27 October 2021 Schemes