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Teagasc Athenry sheep open day set for 18 June
Noel Bardon
Farmers will have the opportunity to view technical presentations and participate in interactive workshops with Teagasc sheep specialists.
11 May 2022 Management
Sheep Management: drafting lambs, grassland management and CT scanning
Lamb performance has improved in recent weeks on the back of increased grass supplies and higher temperatures and producers need to be mindful to draft lambs regularly.
NI Sheep Programme: Reseeding plans in Co Antrim
Co Antrim sheep farmer Dermot McAleese is gearing up to reseed grazing and silage swards this summer.
Thrive: meal feeding to calves at grass – feed on or cut it out?
It has been a topic of much debate between the Thrive farmers over the last few years – to feed meal for the first grazing season or not? Now with higher meal prices, has the opinion changed?
11 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Father and daughter duo headline IGA sheep event
Hosts of the sheep farm walk Peadar and Aoife Coyle run a flock of 575 mid-season lambing ewes, a 40-cow suckler-to-weanling system and a dairy-beef enterprise finishing 50 head annually.
8 May 2022 News
Agri jobs: buffalo milker wanted in Cork
The well-known Toons Bridge herd of milking buffalo in Co Cork is seeking a farm manager for year-round milking and calving.
7 May 2022 News
Using wire to grow and utilise more grass
With input costs experiencing a sharp hike in price, farmers need to make use of all options at their disposal including improving grazing infrastructure.
27 April 2022 Infrastructure
Robotic milking grazing: simple as A, B, C blocks
The Gilsenan family in Co Meath are milking 260 cows with four robots in a grass-based system.
27 April 2022 Buildings
Greater scrutiny being placed on farm investments
With higher spending being apportioned to rising input costs such as fertiliser and feed, farmers are putting more consideration into investment in farm infrastructure.
27 April 2022 Infrastructure
Ten steps to managing clover swards
With more farmers looking to make use of clover swards as a source of nitrogen, Kieran Mailey outlines some tips to managing swards.
20 April 2022 Management
NI Sheep Programme: making improvements to the grazing system
Improving grassland management has been a central theme on the programme farms. Kieran Mailey outlines some steps to improve grazing in the year ahead.
20 April 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: good start to the breeding season
Dairy farmer Bill O'Keeffe is waiting on grass growth to kick on, as the herd is progressing well towards its breeding targets.
20 April 2022 Farmer Writes