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Beef
Myth busting 24-month calving in beef heifers
Martin Merrick
Teagasc is hosting several farm walks throughout the country to help drive suckler farmers to calve heifers at 24 months for economic and environmental benefits.
26 October 2022 Northern Ireland
Flying trade for Corrie's leading ladies and Jalex heifers
In-calf heifers from the Jalex Herd and Corrie's leading ladies sales were in high demand at special sales.
19 October 2022 Northern Ireland
Red hot in-calf heifers at Swatragh
Intense buying competition during a special sale of in-calf heifers at Swatragh Mart saw prices peak at £3,600.
Way out West: Golden weanlings and Limestone cows
Martin Meehan runs his suckler herd in Carran, Co Clare, in the heart of the Burren and produces the golden weanlings the area is renowned for.
12 October 2022 Management
Prioritise replacement heifers for winter feeding
Maiden heifers that will be retained for breeding should be managed separately from store animals to drive weight gain and hit target weights at breeding time.
5 October 2022 Management
Suckler replacements hit £2,650 in Markethill
A special entry of 50 in-calf heifers sold to a top price of £2,650 in Markethill Mart.
5 October 2022 Northern Ireland
Way Out West: From farming and teaching to football and typing
Combining farming, teaching and his interest in GAA means every week has some variety for Co Mayo suckler farmer Alan Flatley. Tommy Moyles reports.
21 September 2022 Management
NI Sheep Programme: Getting ewes ready for breeding at Tynan Abbey
Kate Kingan and Peter Mant are making final preparations before the rams go out with the ewes on 1 October. Kieran Mailey reports.
21 September 2022 NI Sheep Programme
Four different Cheviot crosses in special breeding sale in Donegal
Among the entry of 1,260 sheep in Stranorlar Mart on Friday evening are pure Cheviot females and crosses, with Scottish Blackface, Suffolk and Bluefaced Leicester rams.
1 September 2022 News
Farmer Writes: just one cow left to calve in 2022
Calving, mastitis and water issues all feature in Karen McCabe's latest update from her Leitrim farm.
27 August 2022 Farmer Writes
How to enter the Irish Texel Sheep Society writing competition
The Irish Texel Sheep Society, in association with the Irish Farmers Journal, is running a writing competition for young Texel enthusiasts. Read more here.
10 August 2022 Pedigree
Looking back on lambing - decisions for the future
As the programme farmers make breeding decisions for this autumn, programme adviser Senan White reviews spring lambing performance and how this info is used to influence breeding decisions.
3 August 2022 NI Sheep Programme