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Breeding

Beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at BVD vaccination, synchronising heifers and finishing cattle indoors.
By Adam Woods on 19 April 2018
New Zealand vet Joyce Voogt spoke to a group of block calving dairy farmers in Newtownards, Co Down, last week.
By Peter McCann on 19 April 2018
Grass growth was 20kg DM/ha/day this week and this should rise again as the weather improves.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 19 April 2018
Ryanair boss Micheal O’Leary talks to Hannah Quinn-Mulligan about vegans, farm subsidies and his upcoming Gigginstown Angus sale.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 19 April 2018
Weekly podcast: Dáil fodder debate, Ryanair boss and Met Éireann conference
In this week's podcast we hear a heated exchange in the Dáil on fodder, Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary on his upcoming cattle sale and brewing up a storm at a Met Éireann conference.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 18 April 2018
Ciarán Lenehan outlines a stock bull checklist for both new and existing animals.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 19 April 2018
Tyrone dairy farmer David Hunter hosted a LacPatrick discussion group on his farm near Newtownstewart on Wednesday.
By Peter McCann on 18 April 2018
Irish Farmers Journal breakfast bulletin: mart safety crackdown and rain warning
In the news today, Monday 16 April, health and safety in marts ramps up a gear and more rain in store for farmers.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 15 April 2018
A simple synchronisation programme is working wonders with this 170-cow spring-calving herd in Co Down.
By Kieran Mailey on 17 April 2018
Adam Woods takes a look at comparing the costs of running a stock bull versus using AI.
By Adam Woods on 14 April 2018
The farm still has some way to go before being fully back on track but there have been more positive signs over the last week with grass growth recovering.
By Darren Carty on 14 April 2018
Simmnetal bulls took a big hit at an impressive sale held in Tullamore, but female trade improved.
By Shane Murphy on 18 April 2018
The fodder crisis is having a huge impact on the nation's animal health, according to vets around the country.
By Michael Keaveny on 12 April 2018
The chief executive of AI Services has said that more NI dairy farmers need to breed cows that can better utilise grass.
By Peter McCann on 12 April 2018
Growth rates increased last week and Aidan Brennan is confident that magic day will be next week.
By Aidan Brennan on 12 April 2018
The first of three farm walks taking place on Dairylink Ireland farms this month was held in Co Tyrone on Tuesday. Peter McCann reports.
By Peter McCann on 12 April 2018
Farm Profit Programme: 10 changes that increased gross margins on the focus farm
Identifying the changes that have added to improved gross margins, Declan Marren writes.
By Declan Marren on 12 April 2018
Following the release of footage showing conditions on ships carrying sheep to the Middle East in 2017, the Australian government has set up a hotline for whistleblowers.
By Odile Evans on 10 April 2018
Ciarán Lenehan looks at important considerations for the breeding season.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 12 April 2018
Getting cows in calf is a race against time
A dairy fertility event organised by AI Services was held near Newtownards on Monday.
By Peter McCann on 09 April 2018
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