With spring yet to spring, Ciarán Lenehan is faced with some dilemmas on farm - dilemmas he suspects are commonplace across the country.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 08 April 2016
Applying Conor McGregor's advice to calving cows makes for a quiet spring on Ciaran Lenehan's farm.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 12 March 2016
Looking at the AI catalogue has made Ciaran Lenehan desirous for a particularly impressive Limousin bull. But, alas, it is too late for Santa.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 29 December 2015
Ciarán Lenehan challenges perceptions of the effectiveness of the pneumonia vaccine for calves and asks if there is more to beef farming than just keeping the animals alive?
By Ciarán Lenehan on 24 October 2015
A tragic accident in Ciarán Lenehan's locality has forced him to think about safety on his own farm.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 15 July 2015
Ciaran Lenehan talks about breeding season and how it feels almost sacrilegious to cull animals when so much effort and planning goes into breeding them.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 19 June 2015
When Ciarán Lenehan first heard the news about BSE, his first reaction was to search Twitter for voices of reason amidst the sensationalist clamour.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 13 June 2015
It's been a week of change on Ciarán Lenehan's farm.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 07 June 2015
The Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) is a positive, progressive measure to improve an industry that has become hung up on beefy, visually appealing stock, writes Ciarán Lenehan.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 01 June 2015
After achieving a calving period of nine weeks this year, Ciarán Lenehan hopes to tighten the spread again in 2016.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 26 May 2015
Ciarán Lenehan was bemused this week by an article about April being the sunniest on record while rain fell outside his window. He also learned a valuable lesson when it comes to technology.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 08 May 2015
This week Ciarán Lenehan is pondering beef prices and despite the good news about the suckler scheme he is still asking what kind of price the heifer born today will achieve when factory-ready.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 01 May 2015