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Father and daughter duo headline IGA sheep event
Darren Carty
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.
14 July 2021 Management
Dairy Management: preventing bloat and managing calves
In this week's management notes, Aidan Brennan looks at ways farmers can prevent cows from succumbing to bloat.
7 July 2021 News
Managing 500 suckler cows on 1,000ac in Louth
Adam Woods reports from this year’s Irish Grassland Association virtual beef conference, which took place this week.
Beef Management: dry conditions, drafting cattle and IGA beef conference
Adam Woods takes a look at dealing with dry conditions on beef farms, selecting cattle for slaughter, and the upcoming Irish Grassland Beef Conference.
30 June 2021 Management
Sheep Management: store lamb presentation, tag retention and sheep genetics
The store lamb trade has started strongly,with the best prices paid where producers are presenting lambs in optimum condition.
23 June 2021 Management
Scottish farm with 1,200 ewes and 220 sucklers among IGA sheep event line-up
With ongoing COVID-19 restrictions eliminating the option of an in person conference event, the organisation is holding a series of online farm walks taking place on 22, 23 and 24 June at 8pm.
11 June 2021 News
Grass fed ‘dairy’ standard essential
Verification of grass-fed milk must be part of the future, according to Dairygold boss Jim Woulfe, speaking at the Irish Grassland annual dairy conference webinar
6 January 2021 News
It’s not all about profit, we need to protect the bottom line – FDC
Barry Murphy of FDC Group spoke about protecting the bottom line today at the Irish Grassland Association Dairy Conference in Charleville
8 January 2020 Management
IGA summer dairy tour: the Hamm sandwich
Over 450 farmers attended the Irish Grassland Association's summer dairy tour to Westmeath. Aidan Brennan reports.
23 July 2019 Grass & feeding
‘Brexit has to be solved by politicians and that frightens the life out of me’
Matthew Halpin picks out some highlights from the farmer panel during the 2019 Irish Grassland Association beef conference.
7 July 2019 Grass & feeding
Using animal behaviour to build efficient handling units
The ultimate goal of any handling system should be to have the handler, the animals and the facilities working together as close to 100% of the time as possible. Barry Cassidy reports.
5 June 2019 News
Juggling sucklers and a full-time job in Co Laois
Adam Woods visits Ken Graham, a suckler farmer based just outside Mountrath, Co Laois. Ken’s farm is the host farm for this year’s Irish Grassland Association beef conference.
5 June 2019 Management