Five modifications for the calving shed
Kieran Mailey
Having good facilities makes calving cows much easier for herd owners. Before calving starts, have a look around the shed and see if anything can be improved on.
18 January 2023 Farm machinery
LAMMA 2023: SpreadPoint adds chemical mixing to stainless steel bowsers
SpreadPoint has developed a range of purpose-built stainless-steel water bowsers for road transport, with LAMMA seeing the launch of the bowser with chemical mixing capabilities.
10 January 2023 Management
Reevaluating water supplies on dairy farms
With the increase in dairy cow numbers and the number of droughts that we have experienced in recent years, it’s a good time to reevaluate water supply.
Ammonia from pigs halved by diet change
The study was conducted at AFBI Hillsborough and was published in the scientific journal Sustainability.
4 January 2023 Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: challenge ahead to replace Jimmy who has been with us 30 years
While Bill O'Keeffe looks back on 2022 as a year of strong milk prices and looks into 2023 positively in terms of income, replacing a long-standing member of staff this spring will be a challenge.
28 December 2022 Farmer Writes
Over €1m paid out to Aran Island farmers under Caomhnú Árann scheme
The average farm size on Inis Oírr is 9ha, it’s 16ha on Inis Meáin and 21ha on Inis Mór.
26 December 2022 Schemes
Frost causing big problems on dairy farms
Severe frost is causing major headaches on dairy farms this weekend. Aidan Brennan has some advice.
11 December 2022 Management
Opportunities for farmers in energy sector
Farmers should take control of as much of their energy needs as they can, a local energy expert has suggested.
7 December 2022 Northern Ireland
Five tips to working in freezing conditions
Frost will be more common in the days ahead, with weather forecasts showing a big drop in temperatures.
3 December 2022 Management
Going with the flow in Co Antrim
Eoin McCambridge is harnessing water to power his Co Antrim farm. Kieran Mailey reports.
30 November 2022 Climate and environment
Review food policy in context of biodiversity crisis, citizens' assembly says
An integrated habitat, species and land-usage map for the island of Ireland should also be established, the assembly said.
30 November 2022 Climate and environment
Managing the creep pen for calves
A well-bedded creep pen is a must for autumn-born suckler calves during the housing period.
29 November 2022 Management