Northern Ireland
Lost signals around higher milk solids
Kieran Mailey
New fat and protein increments have been introduced by a number of processors, but do they matter at current milk prices? Kieran Mailey and David Wright report.
Autumn is a crucial time for water quality
The coming months are an important time for water quality. Risks are high for nutrient loss when land is wet and rainfall is more frequent.
19 September 2022 Management
High-risk time for bloat in livestock
Low dry matter and low fibre content in grass, along with longer nights with a heavy dew, is combining to make it a high-risk time for bloat, writes Aidan Brennan
Multi-control strategy best for rushes
Farmers attending an on-farm event heard about the best approaches to controlling rushes.
14 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Farming sector asked to conserve water to safeguard supplies
Irish Water has issued a number of water conservation tips for farmers.
31 August 2022 News
Farmer Writes: just one cow left to calve in 2022
Calving, mastitis and water issues all feature in Karen McCabe's latest update from her Leitrim farm.
27 August 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: no passengers on farm if dry weather persists
We’ve had less overall rain this year in the southeast than 2018 so nature will probably make up for it at some stage.
24 August 2022 Farmer Writes
Cattle rescued from polluted river in Armagh
The incident occurred in the River Tall near Loughgall and required firefighters from Armagh Fire Station, as well as two specialist rescue teams.
24 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Water abstraction rules tightening for some farmers
Those drawing more than 2m litres a day from watercourses will need a licence to do so after new rules governing water management are passed.
Agriculture must plan for future weather challenges - McConalogue
The impact of challenging weather conditions on farmers in the future has to be prepared for, says Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue.
17 August 2022 News
Cows go without water in 30°C heat in Wexford
As a result, the cows couldn't be milked on Sunday evening or Monday evening.
17 August 2022 News
Kerry bog slide during ‘torrential’ rainfall on Monday
A section of the L6518 remains closed in Co Kerry as Kerry County Council works to remove debris that was moved on to the road during Monday’s bog slide.
16 August 2022 News