Dairy Management: what to do with high clover paddocks
Aidan Brennan
With more grass around than normal, Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the issues with carrying over high-clover paddocks that have high pasture covers.
30 November 2022 Markets
MartBids Database: store prices rise €75/head in three weeks
The tightening of supply in marts continues to boost trade, with store cattle running as much as €110/head up on prices at the beginning of November.
30 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: winter routine kicks in
Almost all stock are housed at this stage on Tommy Moyles’ farm and the winter routine has set in.
Front loading meal to store cattle over winter
Front loading meal to higher-priority cattle is a good way to ensure animals hit target weight gains during the winter.
22 November 2022 Management
Camera at the Mart: quality maintaining fancy prices in Roscommon
Good-quality weanlings attracted farmer buyers both online and at the ringside for Tuesday evening's weanling sale in Roscommon.
16 November 2022 Markets
Farmer Writes: working out if ACRES is a runner
Trying to find ACRES measures that suit the farm is one of the more challenging issues on Tommy Moyles' farm at the moment.
16 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmers facing record feed costs
Concentrate feed costs have increased by between €120/t and €130/t compared to this time last year as farmers face a winter period of record-breaking feed costs.
9 November 2022 News
Opening of Israeli market boosts live export trade
The opening of the market provides another boost to what is a very strong live export trade.
9 November 2022 News
MartBids Database: wet weather flushes out large numbers
The abrupt end to the grazing season due to poor weather conditions has seen mart numbers remain unseasonably high in recent weeks.
9 November 2022 Markets
Farmer Writes: lessons on selling cattle
The evenings are getting dark, but the mornings will be bright for another while at least, writes Kieran Sullivan.
9 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: time for the shed
James Strain from Co Donegal prepares to house his stock, as the rain takes its toll on ground conditions.
8 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Camera at the Mart: weather flushing out numbers in Castlerea
Shanon Kinahan reports from Castlerea Mart last Thursday, where Charolais weanlings were commanding over €4.00/kg.
7 November 2022 Markets