Northern Ireland
Key role for Ag Tech on NI farms
David Wright
David Wright reports from a QUB event which looked at the impact advances in technology can have on NI farms.
14 December 2022 Management
Dairy Management: dealing with frost, feed and calves
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the tricks farmers are using to keep frost away from milking parlours.
12 December 2022 Management
The importance of sufficient feed space this winter
With nearly all herds housed and the majority dry or nearly dried off attention now turns to winter feed management, writes Aidan Brennan.
Getting lameness issues sorted in advance of housing
Highly stocked farms which typically house ewes in mid- to late-December or farms housing lambs for finishing should address any lameness problems in advance of housing.
10 December 2022 Management
Dairy management: when to dry off cows
As we head into November, thoughts are turning to drying off cows. Aidan Brennan looks at the issues.
5 November 2022 Management
Dairy Management: feeding, lameness and taxation
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the options for farmers to reduce their tax bill this year.
28 September 2022 Management
Dairy management: reducing lameness in the autumn
Autumn can be a high-risk time for lameness in dairy cows, writes Aidan Brennan.
24 September 2022 Management
Lameness in sheep: diagnosing, preventing and treating
Lameness is estimated to cost Irish sheep farmers €5m annually through loss of production regarding weight gain and fertility.
31 August 2022 Animal Health
Autumn animal health checks
Declan Marren has an overview of the autumn animal health focus which covers vaccination protocols, anthelmintic resistance and preparing ewes for the breeding season.
31 August 2022 Breeding & health
Dairy Management: drought like conditions return
Farmers in parts of the country suffering from the dry spell should use what grass they have or face losing it.
10 August 2022 Management