Five tips to get spring grazing back on track
Kieran Mailey
Settled weather in the week ahead will create opportunities for grazing on drier land. Outlined are some tips to get spring grazing back on track.
18 April 2024 News
Waterford farmer to sell his dairy herd at Corrin Mart
Waterford dairy farmer Edmond Geary will be selling his herd of milk-recorded cows at 11.30am in Corrin Mart this Friday.
17 April 2024 Editorial
Is the battle for milk about to kick off?
With milk supply crashing in Ireland and further afield, the answers to the greening questions are getting or are about to get more difficult.
Irish rain would be welcome down under
Zac Elkin from Craigantlet in Co Down is currently managing a dairy farm in Canterbury, New Zealand.
17 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Three ways to manage solar-generated electricity
On a summers day electricity will start generating from 4am/5am and will stop at around 8pm/9pm.
17 April 2024 News
In pictures: Flying trade for fat cows at Draperstown
Fat cows were the standout trade at the weekly cattle in Draperstown Mart, Co Derry.
17 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Farms in west and northwest short of fodder - Teagasc
There is less silage on farms now since the previous meeting of the fodder committee 10 days ago, Teagasc said in its presentation to the latest meeting, which took place on Tuesday.
10 April 2024 News
Farmer Writes: four failed attempts at turnout
I’m always happier to talk about things that are going wrong rather than things that are going right (as that will tempt fate), writes English dairy farmer Joe Collingborn.
10 April 2024 Farmer Writes
Knackeries report increase in thin cows
Rachel Donovan spoke to animal collectors around the country about trends they are noticing this spring.
3 April 2024 News
In pictures: Aghavilly Holsteins hit 3,100gns at dispersal sale
An on-farm dispersal sale of Aghavilly Holsteins saw prices topping 3,100 guineas.
3 April 2024 Northern Ireland and IHFA link up for new pedigree heifer market and the Irish Holstein Friesian Association are linking up as a new opportunity to export dairy in-calf heifers has opened up in North Africa.
3 April 2024 Pedigree
Ban on feeding high crude protein from 15 April
A maximum crude protein content of 15% for feed applies to all holdings with a grassland stocking rate of 130kg N/ha or above.
3 April 2024 News