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Farmer Writes: challenge ahead to replace Jimmy who has been with us 30 years
Bill O'Keeffe
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.
11 December 2022 Management
Frost causing big problems on dairy farms
Severe frost is causing major headaches on dairy farms this weekend. Aidan Brennan has some advice.
5 December 2022 Management
Dairy management: preparing for a cold spell
Temperatures are set to fall later this week, as the first proper frost of the winter sets in. Aidan Brennan has some advice for farmers to help them prepare.
Water and wells: preventing freezing pumps and overflowing gutters
While we rarely see significant drops in temperature, even mild frost can be enough to cause damage where water is concerned, while we have already witnessed deluges of rain.
16 November 2022 Buildings
Five jobs to get cattle sheds ready for autumn housing
As September gets under way, livestock farmers should start getting sheds ready for housing this autumn by getting on top of maintenance tasks.
3 September 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: building and financing a new shed
Kieran Sullivan has some finishing off to do in his new shed, including feed barriers, internal dividing gates, and water troughs.
17 August 2022 Farmer Writes
Dairy management: feed and water tips
With a large grass deficit looming on many farms, most farmers have no choice but to go in with extra feed, writes Aidan Brennan.
13 August 2022 Management
Key advice for farming in a heatwave
Farmers should take care to ensure livestock have water access and ample shade over the days ahead, as temperatures are forecast to reach 30°C.
9 August 2022 News