Mixed grazing delivering in Roscommon
Darren Carty
Mixed grazing, good farm infrastructure and optimum soil fertility were three key elements highlighted at last week’s IGA sheep conference.
19 May 2022 News
Roscommon holding attracts interest
The holding lies within the former Rockingham Estate and is close to the popular Forest Park.
Grass+ Beef: growth surge set to continue
After two weeks of really high grass growth rates, things looks set to continue over the coming week as ground has plenty of heat and moisture.
Double for Leitrim breeders at Irish Angus Thurles Sale
Niamh Gunn reports from the Irish Angus Cattle Society’s show and sale of bulls in Thurles Mart last week.
11 May 2022 Pedigree
In pictures: dry cows sell to €3.55/kg in Roscommon
Friday’s sale of cull cows and heifers in Roscommon mart brought with it strong prices for quality lots.
11 May 2022 Markets
Father and daughter duo headline IGA sheep event
Hosts of the sheep farm walk Peadar and Aoife Coyle run a flock of 575 mid-season lambing ewes, a 40-cow suckler-to-weanling system and a dairy-beef enterprise finishing 50 head annually.
8 May 2022 News
Watch: Ernevalley hits €6,400 at red-hot Limousin premier
Trade at the Limousin society premier sale on bank holiday Monday could only be described as on fire, with an average price for bulls of €4,564 and a clearance rate of 93%.
3 May 2022 Pedigree
Farmer Writes: A tribute to Mother
Originally from Roscommon, Gerald Potterton's mother grew up with cattle and an appreciation of the countryside.
27 April 2022 Farmer Writes
Sheep Management: fertiliser applications, lime, scald and clostridial diseases.
The drop in fertiliser use due to higher prices was evident at a Teagasc sheep farm walk in Roscommon on Tuesday evening, with about 50% of those attending having no fertiliser applied to-date.
20 April 2022 Management
Big Roscommon holding for €1.4m
The property has some of the best land in the county, suited for all farming enterprises, the auctioneers say.
13 April 2022 Property
In pictures: lively trade for good cattle in Castlerea
Top-quality weanling bulls met a particularly brisk trade, with a significant number of bulls topping the €2.80/kg to €3/kg mark, while bulls weighing 300kg to 400kg sold on average for €2.57/kg.
8 April 2022 Markets
€10,600 Melody hits high note at Simmental Premier
Niamh Gunn attended the Irish Simmental Cattle Society premier sale in Roscommon Mart last Saturday.
23 March 2022 News