Rise: meet the mother and daughter bonded by loss and love
Maria Moynihan
Having both lost a baby, mother and daughter Mairie Cregan and Aoife O’Connor share an unbreakable bond. But their children’s legacy lives on through Féileacáin, writes Maria Moynihan.
8 March 2023 Health
Postnatal depression: a real illness
1 in 10 women reported symptoms of moderate to severe anxiety in the months after giving birth according to a recent study. Margaret Hawkins talks to midwife Susan Hogan about how to seek support.
High-quality colostrum key to trouble-free lambing in Scottish flock
Introducing a high-energy supplement to the ewe diet in the late stages of pregnancy is ensuring newborn lambs in one Scottish flock are getting plenty of the best-quality colostrum at birth.
Nerves jangling at scanning time
Ewes and autumn-calving cows have been pregnancy scanned on the Egerton farm.
25 January 2023 Northern Ireland
Five management jobs for January
As the new year gets under way, outlined are five jobs for suckler farmers to consider in January.
27 December 2022 Management
Two-thirds of farmers struggling to find farm labour
A survey of over 250 farms has found many struggling to find adequate labour, with reduced farmer work-life balance a consequence.
12 December 2022 News
Checking body condition in spring-calving cows
In spring-calving herds, animals that need body condition altered should have this corrected now in good time for the next crop of calves.
6 December 2022 Management
High Court dismisses farmer's €75,000 claim against Teagasc
The cow scanner would have been protected from the cow if he’d used the safety bar which Teagasc says was available, the judge stated. Gordon Deegan reports.
8 November 2022 News
Low empty rates in cows this year, scanners say
Empty rates this year have been quite low, according to scanners across the country.
19 October 2022 News
Time for scanning spring-calving suckler cows
With housing under way, it is a good opportunity to carry out pregnancy scanning in spring calving suckler herds.
11 October 2022 Management
Rise: a love that will last a lifetime
When Holly and Pauric Stapleton were told that their miracle baby would not survive, it felt like their world had ended. But Hughie defied the odds for five days to leave a legacy to last a lifetime.
5 October 2022 Features
Sting in the tail could come from budget detail
What a difference a year makes. Amii McKeever reflects on the positive budgetary measures for 2023 but as always with the details, there is a potential devil ...
5 October 2022 Amii