Weather woes on Tullamore Farm
Adam Woods
Adam Woods has the latest report from the Irish Farmers Journal beef and sheep farm.
22 March 2023 Management
Sheep Management: weather challenges, grass tetany and mastitis
Torrential rainfall in recent days has compounded challenges facing farmers lambing ewes or drafting hoggets from outdoor finishing systems.
22 March 2023 News
My Farming Week: Orla Hogan, Tuamgraney, Co Clare
Orla Hogan has devoted her life to the farm. From lambing ewes to feeding calves, it is a busy time of year for the Limerick native.
Full steam ahead on the Footprint Farms this spring
From calving to lambing, to slurry testing and producing sporthorses, it's a busy time for the Footprint Farmers.
22 March 2023 Footprint Farmers
Farmer Writes: latest stories from the lambing shed
The rare miraculous victory during lambing is matched by plenty of failures, writes Derek Robinson.
22 March 2023 Farmer Writes
Young Stock Podcast: Herding at home and multispecies swards research
This week Ellen Durkin chats to Rachel Connolly, a PhD student from Co Donegal.
22 March 2023 News
Steps to wet fostering surplus lambs
Being able to foster lambs from triplet-bearing ewes will reduce the amount of lambs that will have to be artificially reared or sold.
21 March 2023 Management
Beware of a higher risk of mastitis
Previous research shows that inclement weather, challenging ground conditions and nutritional stress will increase the risk of mastitis.
18 March 2023 Breeding & health
Prolific ewe has sextuplets born two days apart
A Suffolk ewe has given birth to two sets of triplets two days apart in Co Donegal.
16 March 2023 News
Sheep Management: weather challenges, marketing hoggets and liming
The recent deterioration in weather is hitting at the worst possible time for farmers in peak lambing activity.
15 March 2023 Management
Top five tips on reducing disease pressure in calving and lambing pens
With mid-season lambing and calving well under way, here are some key tips to follow to reduce the disease pressure in housing.
14 March 2023 Buildings
Sheep health corner: dealing with entropion, a seldom but frustrating ailment
The condition generally expresses itself in newborn lambs in the first 24 hours of life and causes sore eyes and significant discomfort in lambs.
10 March 2023 Breeding & health