Farmer Writes: Making the most of online silage support
Kieran Sullivan
Discussing silage online has been worthwhile for Kieran Sullivan, as seeing something written down can prevent the simple messages from being missed.
11 May 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: danger of optimism in May
Kieran Sullivan is beginning to wean calves and planning for this winter's forage crop.
13 April 2022 News
Happy with this year's dairy-beef calves thrive
It will be October or November 2023 before the calf-beef operation sees what returns after left after costs are considered, writes farmer Kieran Sullivan.
Farmer Writes: data needed to back up farm organisations' commentary
Without concrete figures, or even estimates, it can be difficult for farmers to know where they actually stand, writes Kieran Sullivan.
15 March 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: getting ready for rearing another batch of calves
There is big variation to be seen in the quality of calves offered in marts, writes farmer Kieran Sullivan.
16 February 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: managing being a part-time farmer
Part of me will miss the sheep, but the larger part of me will be glad to reduce the time spent with them in the shed.
19 January 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: changes big and small
Facing into a new calendar year is a natural time to take stock of what has gone in the year past and what is to come in the year ahead.
22 December 2021 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: an adjustable winter routine
The need to remain agile and adjust farming practices in line with external conditions is something we are all used to doing, writes Kieran Sullivan.
24 November 2021 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: swapping lambing for calf-to-beef
Kieran Sullivan will be focusing more on calf-to-beef next year than lambing.
27 October 2021 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: farmers and the GAA – keeping the heart of rural Ireland ticking
Waterford farmer Kieran Sullivan revels in the humble family fun day out and notes how farmers make such days so special.
29 September 2021 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: the value of merchant credit
This was my first time having to avail of merchant credit and it has opened my eyes to the value of such a facility, writes Kieran Sullivan.
1 September 2021 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: production and hours worked on farm
In September 2020 Kieran Sullivan started writing down how many hours per day he spends on the farm.
4 August 2021 Farmer Writes