Beef Management: grazing stemmy covers, fly control and scanning
Martin Merrick
Martin Merrick details how best to utilise heavy covers, controlling flies to prevent summer mastitis and why an early scanning of cows may be beneficial to farmers.
25 May 2024 Management
Five tips for a positive breeding season
Breeding will be getting under way for predominantly March- to May-calving herds and to help boost conception rates, outlined are some management tips.
11 May 2024 Management
Five areas to focus on farm safety
Keep safety in mind as farms move into silage season and other fieldwork is carried out. Outlined are some tips to working safely.
Bernish Toplad wins at British Limousin sale
Limousin bulls were among the big prize winners and sale-topping prices at the British Limousin Cattle Society's May sale in Carlisle.
Dairy Management: grass growth and dairy beef bulls
Aidan Brennan goes through some of the requirements for the new dairy beef schemes in terms of what bulls qualify.
8 May 2024 Management
Angus bulls soar to 8,400gns at Dungannon
Dungannon Mart held a native beef breeds bull sale on 16 April and Aberdeen Angus animals were the standout trade.
17 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Five tips to prepare stock bulls for breeding
For suckler herds calving in early spring, breeding is one month away, so thoughts should be turning towards getting stock bulls prepared in good time.
13 April 2024 Management
‘Breeding is a long-term game and we are aiming for a balanced bull’
Adam Woods visits Gigginstown Farm in Westmeath to talk all things Aberdeen Angus with farm manager Joe O’Mahony.
10 April 2024 Beef breeding
The importance of resilient breeding policies
Resilience is not just needed in people, but it's needed in cows too so keep it in mind when picking bulls, writes Aidan Brennan.
10 April 2024 Breeding
Stock bulls losing out to DIY AI
Co Tyrone dairy farmer Jessica Pollock is in her third year of using DIY AI.
6 March 2024 Farmer Writes
ICBF meeting postponed as SCEP stock bull discussions at 'sensitive stage'
Stakeholders had hoped to clear up the issue remaining with stock bull eligibility at the meeting due to be held on Friday.
1 March 2024 News
Farmer Writes: SCEP stars saga continues
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?
7 February 2024 Farmer Writes