Northern Ireland
New bull takes top Holstein ranking
Peter McCann
The AltaZeolite son, who is out of an AltaPlinko dam, takes the lead in the rankings with a Profitable Lifetime Index of £925.
6 December 2023 News
Changes to VAT rules 'slash' TAMS grant rate to 24%
The recent changes to non-VAT registered farmers being able to reclaim VAT on certain items has slashed the percentage grant rate that farmers will receive.
2 December 2023 Young stock
IFJ Junior: What is milk recording and why do we do it?
Declan Collins takes a look at milk recording in dairy herds and why its important going forward
Leitrim students develop farm safety calendar for 2024
Each month has a different farm safety tip or piece of advice based on what is happening on many farms across the country in that month.
30 November 2023 News
119-cow dairy farm can be managed on 54-hour working week - Teagasc study
Teagasc has said that efficient practices and facilities are key to reducing labour on Irish family dairy farms.
31 October 2023 News
Weekend weather: unsettled with showery conditions
Met Éireann has said that this weekend will remain unsettled, with low pressure feeding in showery conditions or longer spells of rain.
27 October 2023 News
Compact New Holland loader fits the bill on Limerick farm
Peter Thomas Keaveney travelled to Limerick to catch up with father-and-son team, Michael and Tom O’Dwyer, who have just completed their first year with a New Holland W80C compact wheel loader.
18 October 2023 Farm machinery
Danish farm emissions tax will put dairy farms 'out of business'
According to the Danish Climate Council, a new €100/t CO2e emission tax on farming would incentivise farmers to move towards crop and pork production, which emit lower greenhouse gases than livestock.
11 October 2023 News
'No regrets I didn’t switch to dairy'
John Egerton has a land block well suited to dairy, but other factors must be taken into account
4 October 2023 Farmer Writes
Trioliet – tried and tested on Fermanagh dairy farm
In 2017, the Grahams purchased their first Trioliet Solomix 2 diet feeder, which has worked every day since, mixing in the region of 75,000t of feed. Gary Abbott caught up with Stuart Graham
4 October 2023 News
Another large estate on the market
Having ran up a number of farms in recent months, The Dealer is wondering if he can get his hands on Killough Castle in Tipperary.
27 September 2023 Dealer
Pearson celebrates 75 years of business
Pearson Milking Technology is celebrating 75 years in business, having been formed by Eric and Florence Pearson in 1948.
19 September 2023 News