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Bales

Laois farmer and contractor Eamon Mansford is using the latest Massey tractor and quicke loader. Alistair Chambers went to have a look.
By Alistair Chambers on 23 November 2017
A small Deutz is being used to great effect on a large mixed farm. Alistair Chambers went to see it.
By Alistair Chambers on 23 November 2017
A lot of bale wrap is sold in Ireland, the majority of which is black. However, an initiative to raise money for CMRF Crumlin by selling purple bale wrap has been very successful.
By Michael Collins on 23 November 2017
A sheep farmer in Kildare makes full use of his budget tractor. Alistair Chambers reports.
By Alistair Chambers on 23 November 2017
Adam Woods profiles this week's focus supplement on getting ready for winter and goes through some tips on making scarce fodder supplies last longer.
By Adam Woods on 16 November 2017
Farmers in south Donegal are facing into a long winter, with stock already hosued for three months and silage supples gone on some farms.
By Adam Woods on 16 November 2017
This week, beef editor Adam Woods looks at fodder supplies an what farmers can do to stretch supplieses.
By Adam Woods on 16 November 2017
Weaning, vaccinating, weighing, dosing, closing paddocks and fencing – it’s all been happening on Tullamore Farm. Adam Woods reports.
By Adam Woods on 09 November 2017
If we don’t stop to look at it every now and then, life may well pass us by, writes Kieran Sullivan.
By Kieran Sullivan on 26 October 2017
Big difference between northeast and south of country in straw prices.
By John Sleigh on 26 October 2017
Dairy specialist Aidan Brennan looks at rumen fluke and lameness issues on dairy farms.
By Aidan Brennan on 27 October 2017
This week, beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at vermin control around the farmyard, BDGP and FYM deadlines and rationing silage stocks.
By Adam Woods on 26 October 2017
Prolonged periods of wet weather and early housing has meant that many farmers in the west of Ireland are facing a fodder shortage. Hannah Quinn-Mulligan reports.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 26 October 2017
Selective grazing on programme farms means covers are building on wetter land. Peter McCann and Conail Keown report.
By Peter McCann on 17 October 2017
Costs spiral as long winter looms
A wet summer has continued into an early winter with livestock farmers fearing spiralling costs will erode income.
By Sarah Anderson on 10 October 2017
We’re a country of farmers who feed a lot of bales. Most stock farmers have had some experience with them. We look at three popular bale feeders.
By Michael Collins on 05 October 2017
Bedding 200 cows with straw twice a day from the tractor cab sounds appealing. Michael Collins reports from an organic dairy farm doing just this.
By Michael Collins on 21 October 2017
Feed intakes and body condition scores should be closely monitored in autumn calving herds. Peter McCann and Conail Keown report.
By Peter McCann on 11 October 2017
With the season running later and later, there are thousands of acres of straw still on the ground. Alistair Chambers outlines some top tips for baling.
By Alistair Chambers on 11 October 2017
This week, Aidan Brennan looks at dealing with bad weather and slurry spreading.
By Aidan Brennan on 30 September 2017
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