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Teagasc to host organic beef farm buildings webinar
Martin Merrick
The webinar will see Teagasc organic specialists, as well as organic farmers who have converted accommodation, speaking on the night.
6 February 2023 Management
Dairy management: how long to keep cows out of the tank?
With more farmers practising selective dry cow therapy, there are more questions coming on how long to keep cows out of the tank.
4 February 2023 Management
Thrive weekly roundup: final phase for 24-month system and top dairy-beef news
This week's dairy-beef update looks at the final few feeding weeks for stock coming ready for slaughter and has a roundup of this week's main dairy-beef news stories from feed prices to calf exports.
Five safety tips for calving time
When calving cows, it is important to keep safety in mind. Outlined are some tips to make spring-calving much safeR.
4 February 2023 Management
Watch: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
On this week's show, Jack Kennedy speaks to Adam Woods, Declan Marren and Lorcan Roche Kelly about all that is happening in the world of Irish agriculture.
3 February 2023 Management
Agriculture is the most significant pressure on Irish water quality
The key issue is eutrophication, which is driven by excess phosphorous in freshwater and excess nitrogen in estuarine and marine waters.
Calving advice: 10 tips for calving the cow
As spring calving gets under way on suckler farms, Kieran Mailey outlines some tips in the first of a three-part calving series.
1 February 2023 Management
Tackling the energy cost of running the milking parlour
The milking parlour is the most crucial piece of kit on every dairy farm, but it uses a lot of energy. Kieran Mailey reports from a CAFRE open day, where operating costs were outlined to farmers.
1 February 2023 Buildings
15% cut in N use on Tullamore Farm last year
Calving had just began when the Irish Farmers Journal team visited Tullamore Farm last week. Ellen Durkin reports.
1 February 2023 Footprint Farmers
Set in concrete: recycling gravel tracks into concrete roads
Well-known contractor Oliver Conroy has added a new service to his belt in recycling existing gravel farm roadways in to concrete roads.
1 February 2023 Buildings
Dairy Management: Keeping costs under control
With milk prices set to fall, Aidan Brennan says dairy farmers need to focus on reducing land and questions the merits of paying big money for leasing land.
1 February 2023 Management
Beef Management: preventing Scour and a BPS slip up
Adam Woods takes a look at some of the most important messages from the Irish Farmers Journal CAP series and has some tips around preventing scour.
1 February 2023 Management