Farmer Writes: The most important five months of 2022 lie ahead
Tommy Moyles
Input prices proved to be a major driver of change on Tommy Moyles' farm this year.
7 December 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: Strategies and cotton underpants
I have previously come across the phrase 'user-centric' at the off-farm job when we talk about designing technology with the user in mind, Kieran Sullivan writes.
30 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Impressed by contractor work in New Zealand
Zac Elkin from Craigantlet in Co Down is currently working on a dairy farm in the Canterbury foothills of New Zealand.
Farmer Writes: building on BEEP-S
A warm, wet October weather resulted in a pair of bloat cases on Tommy Moyles farm at Ardfield, Clonakilty, Co Cork.
2 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: man plans and the gods laugh
The gods are still giggling since the heavy rain started one Sunday afternoon two weeks ago, writes Kieran Sullivan.
26 October 2022 Farmer Writes
Housing begins as rain impacts ground conditions
Frequent rain is making ground harder to manage, leading farmers to begin housing cattle for winter.
4 October 2022 Management
Dairy management: when to start closing paddocks for winter
With just six or seven weeks left in the grazing year, Aidan Brennan takes a look at when farmers should be closing up paddocks for the winter.
26 September 2022 Management
Five tips for utilising autumn grass
Grazing can be tricky to manage in autumn, but following some of the outlined tips can help improve grass utilisation.
24 September 2022 Management
Grazing aids for the autumn rotation
In what has been a difficult year for managing grass, some simple technologies and aids can help regarding the final grazing rotations.
7 September 2022 Buildings
A second try at multispecies swards
John Egerton drilled in a second multi-species sward on his farm in early August.
7 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: ‘imprisoned by the weather’
Waterford farmer Kieran Sullivan describes how he has been lucky so far to avoid the worst effects of the dry weather on his grass growth.
31 August 2022 Viewpoints
Moving to robotic milking as easy as ABC
Dairy farmer John Killen outlined his move to milking with robots and an ABC grazing system at a recent farm walk. Kieran Mailey reports.
24 August 2022 Northern Ireland