Camera at the Mart: record prices in Balla for in-calf heifers
Martin Merrick
Walter Brennan’s 16th annual in-calf heifer sale saw a new price record paid when a Limousin-cross heifer sold for €7,200.
15 November 2023 News
Big variation in cull cow prices
A combination of nitrates changes, poor weather and fodder concerns has resulted in a surge in dairy cows being moved off farms this back-end.
1 November 2023 Northern Ireland
In pictures: In-calf heifers soar to £8,500 at Markethill Mart
A flying trade for in-calf heifers from Martin Tumilty saw prices soaring to high of £8,500 in Markethill Mart, Kieran Mailey reports.
Jalex in-calf heifers sell to £9,500
A Limousin-cross Blue heifer was the standout entry at the latest sale of in-calf heifers from the Jalex herd, topping the trade at £9,500.
25 October 2023 Northern Ireland
Watch: Tullamore Farm heifer sale preview
Adam Woods previews some of the heifers heading to next Wednesday’s sale of heifers from Tullamore Farm.
20 October 2023 Breeding & health
Electric trade for in-calf heifers at Swatragh Mart
The annual sale of in-calf heifers from the Northern Counties Co-op in Swatragh Mart saw a superb trade for suckler replacements throughout. Kieran Mailey reports.
18 October 2023 Northern Ireland
Dairy replacement prices back €250-400/hd
Customers for dairy replacements have been so scarce that some marts are avoiding holding dairy sales.
4 October 2023 News
Positive start to dairying with ProCROSS cows.
At a recent farmwalk organised by AI Services, Des Kelly outlined his transition into dairying with ProCROSS cows.
20 September 2023 Northern Ireland
Top 10 tips for autumn-calving suckler farms
Kieran Mailey takes a look at some tips for autumn-calving suckler herds.
2 September 2023 Animal Health
Bumper sale of breeding hoggets at Ballymena
Ballymena Mart held its first sale of commercial breeding sheep on 5 August, with a solid trade trade throughout. Kieran Mailey reports.
9 August 2023 Northern Ireland
Dairy management - improving calf management on your farm
As a farmer responsible for your own business, stress test how you do your calf business in the spring and if it is the best you can make it.
12 July 2023 Management
‘Doing the simple things well’ on midlands beef farm
Shane Dobson reports from the Irish Grassland Association (IGA) beef event held on the farm of Chris McCarthy just outside Multyfarnham, Co Westmeath on Tuesday.
14 June 2023 News