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Tommy Moyles has a very definite idea of what he wants his cows to do and he's determined to leave them at it, writes Ciarán Lenehan.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 23 February 2018
NI breeding sheep flock at 12-year high
The number of breeding ewes in Northern Ireland is at the highest level since 2005, figures released by DAERA this week indicate.
By Peter McCann on 22 February 2018
Factories are working hard to source additional supplies and are being forced to increase prices to secure sales.
By Darren Carty on 22 February 2018
The Irish Farmers Journal in association with the IFA held the first in a series of nine mart demonstrations around the country in Inishowen Co-Op mart on Tuesday night.
By Adam Woods on 22 February 2018
Beef editor Adam Woods visited Fred McKeever in Co Monaghan last week, along with his Teagasc advisor Mairead Kirke, to see how calving was going and what his plans are for breeding 2018.
By Adam Woods on 23 February 2018
Benchmarking analysis on the BETTER farms shows progress is being made with higher gross margins. But there is huge potential for more, writes Francis Breen.
By Contributor on 22 February 2018
Adam Woods attended last Saturday’s pedigree Charolais bull sale in Tullamore, where good-quality bulls met an excellent trade.
By Adam Woods on 22 February 2018
Ciarán Lenehan visited Longford BETTER farmer Robert Abbott for an update this week.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 22 February 2018
Adam Woods attended the Irish Charolais Cattle Society show and sale in Tullamore on Saturday where trade was brisk for good quality bulls
By Adam Woods on 20 February 2018
The spring show and sales of breeding bulls saw strong prices on offer for Limousin and Angus sires.
By Kieran Mailey on 15 February 2018
Bonuses for milk quality were worth 2.93ppl over all milk produced on Kevin McGrade's farm last year. Peter McCann and Conail Keown report
By Peter McCann on 15 February 2018
James Strain has almost finished calving for the year and is now looking to the breeding season ahead, but is his bull ready?
By James Strain on 12 February 2018
Beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at shed space, calf scour and selecting animals for genotyping in the BDGP programme.
By Adam Woods on 08 February 2018
This week, Aidan Brennan looks at dealing with adverse ground conditions, ordering vaccines and what meal to buy.
By Aidan Brennan on 08 February 2018
Ben Maile is five years dairying in Tasmania, where he has found there’s far more opportunity to grow yourself in the industry and there's a positive attitude to young people.
By Contributor on 08 February 2018
Ciarán Lenehan outlines the process for BDGP genotyping self-selection.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 02 February 2018
They will be fed ad-lib hay plus 5kg nuts per head per day and bedded on sawdust during trip.
By Paul Mooney on 01 February 2018
The ICBF has brought forward the date it will release the next dairy sire evaluation run.
By Aidan Brennan on 01 February 2018
Ciarán Lenehan visited the Stanley family's farm, where calving has kicked off and dairy beef calves are ready to go to grass.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 31 January 2018
Soil sampling is being carried out on the BETTER farm NI programme farms to establish soil fertility levels.
By Kieran Mailey on 01 February 2018
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