Northern Ireland
Milk production on the wind-down in NZ
Zac Elkin from Craigantlet in Co Down is currently managing a dairy farm in Canterbury, New Zealand.
26 March 2024 Management
Scanning autumn calving cows before turnout
If autumn-calving cows have yet to be scanned, it is a job worth carrying out before turnout.
30 January 2024 Management
Scanning time for autumn-calving herds
Suckler farmers running autumn-calving herds should be giving thought to pregnancy scanning.
Tullamore Farm update: ewes scan at 1.8 lambs per ewe joined
The average litter size was reduced by a higher than normal barren rate of 6% and a lower litter size in suckled 2022-born hoggets.
17 January 2024 Breeding & health
This week in photos: scanning sheep, IFA AGM, maize and grazing
Our top farming photos from the past week include farmers scanning sheep, grazing cows on fodder rape, attending marts and more. We also visit Roscrea Mart and have all the action from the IFA AGM.
14 January 2024 News
Five jobs to complete in January
The list of jobs on a farm are never ending, but some take priority over others. Outlined are five jobs for January.
31 December 2023 Management
Sheep Management: liver fluke warning, scanning records and sheep census
Liver fluke dosing plans may need to be reviewed for higher vigilance of issues following the identification of unusually late cases of acute/sub-acute liver fluke.
27 December 2023 Management