Five tips to prepare for autumn calving
Kieran Mailey
As autumn calving draws closer, outlined are some preparation tasks to carry out now.
10 July 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: once bitten, twice shy, third time a fool?
There's been little let up in the cold winds this summer, as Tommy Moyles reflects on the challenges they provide and on news from the Netherlands, which could prove challenging for Irish farmers.
9 July 2024 Management
Increasing herd checks as autumn calving approaches
Moving August-calving cows closer to the yard will make it easier to keep a close eye on heavily pregnant animals in the run-up to autumn calving.
Suckler weanlings see 40% price rise but herd decline continues
As an industry, as farmers collectively watching this sector in demise, are we comfortable seeing this sector disappear before our eyes?
3 July 2024 Viewpoints
Camera at the Mart: weanling sale for the ages in Cahersiveen
Trade for heavy bulls was on fire at the annual autumn-born weanling sale in Iveragh Mart.
3 July 2024 Markets
Farmer Writes: the university of experience
After a difficult 12 months in farming, Tommy Moyles takes a look back at what lessons he might learn from the last year on his farm at Ardfield, Clonakilty, Co Cork.
26 June 2024 Farmer Writes
One in four farmers to cut cow numbers
While 26% of suckler farmers are planning on scaling back, others remain set on building numbers.
19 June 2024 News
Farmer Writes: the folly of youth
Keeping the younger cows at home instead of the older ones takes up a bit more time for AI as Tommy Moyles discovered.
12 June 2024 Farmer Writes
This week in photos - shows, shearing, silage and sales
Our top farming photos from the past week include the sheep Shearing Championships in Mountbellew, silage harvesting, shows in Ballymoney and Lurgan, mart action in Donegal Town Mart and more.
9 June 2024 News
Keeping on top of summer health issues
Adam Woods previews this week’s summer health Focus and what’s inside.
5 June 2024 Animal Health
Sharp decline in NI calf registrations in 2024
Fewer calf births have been registered on cattle farms from January to May 2024.
5 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Busy Fendt 516 answers all the needs of Longford calf-to-beef farmer
Having considered owning a Fendt for some time, Co Longford calf to beef farmer, Des Beirne upgraded to a full spec Fendt 516 Vario in 2022, 2,500 hours on Gary Abbott finds out how it has performed.
29 May 2024 Farm machinery