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Farmer Writes: cow prices holding up and ploughing returns
Bill O'Keeffe
It was great to get out to meet everyone at the ploughing again this year, after a three-year break.
Thrive: meal feeding to calves at grass – feed on or cut it out?
It has been a topic of much debate between the Thrive farmers over the last few years – to feed meal for the first grazing season or not? Now with higher meal prices, has the opinion changed?
27 April 2022 Markets
Suckler crisis looming as costs spiral
With record fertiliser and meal prices, many suckler farmers have chosen not to spread fertiliser. Adam Woods takes a look at the current situation on drystock farms.
Thrive: time to plan for top-quality silage
Dairy-beef systems need to operate on top-quality silage if they are to have a chance of leaving a positive margin at the end.
6 April 2022 Grass & feeding