Farmer Writes: SCEP stars saga continues
Tommy Moyles
Farmer anger from last year hasn't eased as Tommy Moyles discovered when he attended the IFA protest in Clonakilty. He wonders if candidates will try to harness that anger in upcoming elections?
14 December 2023 News
IFA calls for accelerated use of sexed semen on dairy farms
The IFA has updated its calf husbandry policy to reflect the new technologies and breeding tools which are now available to farmers.
13 December 2023 Management
Pneumonia, stock bulls and cashflow
Adam Woods takes a look at pneumonia issues, looking after stock bulls and keeping an eye on cashflow on drystock farms
Brigadoon Truman peaks at 6,400gns in Swatragh
An April 2022 born pedigree bull from the Brigadoon herd topped the trade at the autumn show and sale of Charolais cattle in Swatragh Mart
8 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Managing the stock bull over winter
Herd management during winter will prioritise finishing cattle and weanlings. But don't forget to check on the stock bull regularly.
7 November 2023 Management
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
Farmer Writes: survival of the fittest breeding policy
A clear TB test was a relief for Cork farmer Tommy Moyles, with attention now moving to scanning on his farm at Ardfield, Clonakilty.
18 October 2023 Farmer Writes
Five tips for autumn breeding in suckler herds
On farms operating an autumn-calving suckler herd, breeding is likely to get under way around the end of October to early November. Outlined are five tips to keep in mind.
14 October 2023 Management
Gurtavoher Aberdeen Angus herd production sale
Adam Woods previews an upcoming production sale of Aberdeen Angus heifer in Tipperary town cattle mart.
6 September 2023 Pedigree
Coolnaslee herd dispersal topped at 15,000gns
The famous Coolnaslee herd of pedigree Charolais cattle was dispersed on 26 August with buyers from UK and Ireland purchasing stock.
30 August 2023 Northern Ireland