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Dairy
The Grass Week: good weather sees cows out grazing
Aidan Brennan
Fantastic weather over the last week has seen many farmers turn freshly calved cows out to grass, writes Aidan Brennan.
1 February 2023 Northern Ireland
Top tips for spring slurry applications
Spring is the best time of year for spreading slurry as nutrient availability is higher. As the slurry window opens, Kieran Mailey offers some tips for spreading.
26 January 2023 Property
Pair of small holdings for sale in Co Wexford
Quinn Property has a pair of small holdings for sale in Co Wexford. Described as quality lands suitable for any enterprise, they're sure to test the market.
Five tips for slurry spreading in early spring
With the slurry season kicking off next weekend, outlined are some things to keep in mind.
7 January 2023 Management
Factories must 'step up' or throughput will fall drastically - ICMSA
Farmers will finish cattle on grass later in spring if factories don't recognise that €6/kg is needed to breakeven.
4 January 2023 News
Five steps for taking soil samples
January is an ideal time to get on top of soil sampling and draw up a fertiliser plan for the year ahead.
2 January 2023 Management
Anaerobic digestion in 2022: a year of progress and frustration
Stephen Robb runs through some of the key moments of 2022 in the developing anaerobic digestion sector and asks if enough has been done.
30 December 2022 Climate and environment
Watch: Claas building up to 75 tractors daily in Le Mans
Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney visited the Claas tractor factory in LeMans, France, one of the world’s most modern assembly plants building up to 13,000 tractors annually.
28 December 2022 Farm machinery
Five management jobs for January
As the new year gets under way, outlined are five jobs for suckler farmers to consider in January.
27 December 2022 Management
What on-farm factors influence the eating quality of beef?
Declan Marren looks at some of the research done in Teagasc over the years looking at on-farm influences of beef eating quality.
25 December 2022 Grass & feeding
My Farming Week: Andrew McMenamin, Ballybun, Castlefinn, Co Donegal
Donegal farmer Andrew McMenamin works on his family’s farm where he runs a dairy calf to beef system. He was recently named the National Rural Network Biodiversity Farmer of the Year.
14 December 2022 News
Tillage soils show impressively high carbon levels
Any remaining tillage fields were sampled for soil carbon after harvest and the results are back.
7 December 2022 Footprint Farmers