NI Sheep Programme: High hopes for positive breeding results
Kieran Mailey
This week, Kieran Mailey catches up with two of the programme farmers for an update on how the breeding season is progressing.
16 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: winter starting to close in
Grass is really bucking the trend, with mild temperatures driving exceptional late season growth right across the country.
12 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Thrive: first of 2022-born stock housed on demo farm
The first 30 of this year’s calves were housed earlier this week on the Thrive demonstration farm with the remaining stock staying at grass for now.
Sheep management: grazing management, liver fluke and CAP meetings
With underfoot conditions deteriorating and levels of grass utilisation reducing, grazing practices may need to be changed to keep animal performance on track.
19 October 2022 Management
Dairy management: aftermath of heavy rain
Very heavy rain over most of the country on Sunday has heralded the start of the winter period, writes Aidan Brennan.
17 October 2022 Management
Grass+ Beef: wet week puts a dampener on grazing conditions.
A week of heavy rain has seen ground conditions deteriorate and grass utilisation decrease significantly across the country.
5 October 2022 Grass & feeding
Thrive programme: know your limits with finishing off grass
For farms in the south of the country which would normally finish cattle off grass in the month of September, it may be time to house at least some stock to take the pressure off grass supplies.
31 August 2022 Grass & feeding