Listen: Farm Tech Talk - suckler cow scheme, weather and farm buildings
Jack Kennedy
This week’s weather is making conditions difficult in the fields and the forecast is for unsettled conditions.
22 March 2023 Management
Can anything stall the suckler slide?
Adam Woods takes a look at suckler cow numbers and how the industry has changed over the last 10 years.
20 March 2023 World
Inclusion of quality assurance in new suckler scheme ‘frustrating’ - IFA
Bord Bia quality assurance is a market requirement and it would be more appropriate that it’s rewarded from the marketplace, IFA livestock chair Brendan Golden said.
Genotyping of 800,000 cows gets agreement in principle
Genotyping gets green light - It is anticipated the new scheme will kick off in July with calves from these cows genotyped in 2024.
15 March 2023 News
Camera at the Mart: large feeders spend big in Carrigallen
Adam Woods reports from GVM Carrigallen’s annual show and sale of heifers, which took place last week.
15 March 2023 Markets
Five tips for dehorning calves
Dehorning calves is best carried out as early as possible to minimise stress on young animals. Outlined are five tips to dehorning calves.
11 March 2023 Markets
Breeding for SCEP: increased percentage targets to be met
A breeding event held in Mayo-Sligo mart saw Teagasc adviser Alan Nolan gIve a rundown on the details so far of the upcoming Suckler Cow Efficiency Programme (SCEP).
8 March 2023 Sucklers
Tullamore Farm bull performance: high weight gain critical
Adam Woods takes a look at the 2022 bull performance on Tullamore Farm
8 March 2023 Sucklers
‘I will be holding politicians to account’ - Macra's next president
Elaine Houlihan will soon become the 39th president of Macra na Feirme. The Limerick woman spoke to Pat O'Toole about where Macra is and where she wants to lead it.
8 March 2023 News
Will new scheme stall suckler decline?
The payment rate of €150/cow for the first 10 cows and €120/cow thereafter is just too big to ignore.
8 March 2023 Sucklers
IFJ Junior: Enjoying the best of both bovine worlds
Oisin Thomas from Kealkill, west Cork got a big surprise in 2020 when his parents began renting a dairy farm.
22 February 2023 Feature
Calving advice: 10 tips for resuscitating calves
In the final instalment of our spring-calving series, Kieran Mailey outlines some tips to getting calves up and going.
15 February 2023 Management