Northern Ireland
Busy three weeks in the calving pens
John Egerton
John Egerton has calved the majority of his spring calving herd in the first three weeks.
13 March 2024 Northern Ireland
A lot of positives in new beef scheme
John Egerton doesn’t share the view of many others when it comes to the Beef Carbon Reduction Scheme.
21 February 2024 Northern Ireland
There is too much negativity in farming
A short city break has reminded John Egerton that farmers have much to be thankful for.
Storm Isha takes out older sheds
Fermanagh farmer John Egerton has been left to count the cost of damage caused by storm Isha.
31 January 2024 Farmer Writes
Setting up the farm for the next generation
As well as a busy farming year ahead, John Egerton is taking on the role of president of the Ulster Grassland Society.
17 January 2024 Farmer Writes
Top five farmer writer videos from 2023
Our contributors in Northern Ireland write articles and capture video footage from their farms. Here’s some highlights from 2023.
1 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Winter feeding complicated by variable silage quality
John Egerton has lots of silage in store from 2023, but quality is an issue.
27 December 2023 Farmer Writes
Caught again in a spiral of TB testing
After repeated clear TB tests, it is very frustrating when an animal has suspect lesions at slaughter, writes John Egerton
13 December 2023 Farmer Writes
Study tour challenges my 40 years of farming
Fermanagh farmer John Egerton had his eyes opened to different practices on a visit to England
29 November 2023 Northern Ireland
My experience after two years of MSS
Fermanagh farmer John Egerton wanted to see if MSS could perform on land in the west.
8 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Inconsistent signals given for young bulls
Young bulls tick many boxes, so why penalise them on price, asks John Egerton.
25 October 2023 Farmer Writes