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Farmer Writes: I'm a closet Massey fan
Gerald Potterton
It was like Cassius Clay hit me a killer right handed uppercut, catapulting me over the cubicles and into a sorry heap in the woolsack, recalls Gerald Potterton.
17 July 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: holding out for hay
We finally got around to baling a few more meadows and adding 30 more bales into our winter stocks, writes Karen McCabe.
Farmer Writes: viewing the world through a different lens
Derek Robinson is taking more of an interest in the nature around his Co Down farm.
Poor grass growth adding to costs of milk
Co Tyrone dairy farmer Jessica Pollock is feeding more meal, to compensate for lower grass quality.
10 July 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: grass is finally back on track
The protein dropped to 3.30% when the cows were on silage only and yield was back to 23l, which was inevitable really.
10 July 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: once bitten, twice shy, third time a fool?
There's been little let up in the cold winds this summer, as Tommy Moyles reflects on the challenges they provide and on news from the Netherlands, which could prove challenging for Irish farmers.
10 July 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: grass is the topic on every farmer's lips
Everyone seems to be under pressure and struggling to keep adequate amounts of grass in front of stock.
7 July 2024 Farmer Writes
Knowledge transfer down the priority list
The removal of funding for knowledge transfer activity is a negative for NI farmers, writes John Egerton
3 July 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: cutting rushes instead of grass
Our downed cow is finally starting to rise after almost three weeks and I don’t think there's a happier household in Ireland.
3 July 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: my ash pension fund is now gone
Tree planting has now to be encouraged big time and undoubtedly landowners are put off by this messy ash dieback business.
3 July 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmers call for retirement scheme’s return
A conference on succession in Limerick hears calls for the reintroduction of a farm retirement scheme, to boost farm transfers and generational change.
3 July 2024 Farmer Writes
Lack of grass means I am feeding bales and zero grazing
We have only had 27mm of rain in June and that is restricting things now,writes Laois dairy farmer Padraig Callanan.
26 June 2024 Farmer Writes