Northern Ireland
Ration prices set to hold for December
Kieran Mailey
The latest indications from the feed trade are that prices will be unchanged in December.
30 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Cut the meal being fed or keep driving on?
Some farmers are feeding less concentrate, which has led John Egerton to question his own system.
29 November 2022 News
ICMSA sees tight cattle supplies forcing beef quotes up
Factories will have to pay more to secure supplies through the winter and early spring, as many farmers are looking to finish cattle off grass later in the spring with meal costs so high, said tICMSA.
‘Over €6/kg needed to breakeven for winter finishers’ – Teagasc
Adam Woods reports from Tuesday night's IFA beef crisis meeting held in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise.
23 November 2022 News
My pet cow
Anna Smyth from Co Cavan wrote to IFJ Junior about 741, her pet cow.
23 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Front loading meal to store cattle over winter
Front loading meal to higher-priority cattle is a good way to ensure animals hit target weight gains during the winter.
22 November 2022 Management
How much meal to feed dairy cows now?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at how much meal dairy farmers should be feeding to their cows this November and December.
21 November 2022 Management
Caught out by summer of lacklustre lamb
A decision to stop dosing lambs for coccidiosis has come back to haunt Derek Robinson.
9 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Growing the business in a competitive market
Mason’s Animal Feeds in Portadown hosted a visit by NIIAS on Tuesday.
9 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Five tips for choosing a cattle ration
When buying a ration to feed cattle, do not just opt for the cheapest mix on the market. Outlined are five things to keep in mind.
5 November 2022 Management
Ration prices steady for November
There is no change in the price of livestock rations at the outset of November across NI.
2 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Thrive: diets to keep stock on target this winter period
Declan Marren looks at the diet required to keep dairy beef stock on target over the winter period which is the highest cost period in livestock production systems.
2 November 2022 Grass & feeding