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Ciarán Lenehan called to Longford BETTER farmer Robert Abbott for a status update last week.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 20 February 2018
Grass growth rate was at 5kg DM/ha/day on average across the country last week.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 15 February 2018
This week, Aidan Brennan looks at the weather, preventing milk fever and what to do with high grass covers.
By Aidan Brennan on 15 February 2018
Philip Creighton of Teagasc highlighted that feeding a ewe and two lambs on spring grass costs 20c/day to 25c/day, while feeding with concentrates can cost upwards of 85c/day.
By Darren Carty on 10 February 2018
Latest agri crime figures, tractor registrations in NI unchanged, AgriSearch to survey farmers and posthumous award for Sam Wharry.
By David Wright on 08 February 2018
Declan Marren outlines some practical tips for setting up a rotational grazing system on your farm this year.
By Declan Marren on 08 February 2018
As tillage farmers edge closer to the spring planting season, growing forage crops to sell to livestock enterprises may be an attractive option this year.
By Stephen Robb on 05 February 2018
Brian Nicholson has started measuring grass again, with the aim of getting the balance right between growth and utilisation.
By Brian Nicholson on 08 February 2018
Adam Woods takes a look at slurry issues, getting ready to spread fertiliser and keeping an eye on slaughtered cattle.
By Adam Woods on 01 February 2018
This week, Aidan Brennan looks at managing slurry, fertiliser, milking machines and weanling heifer weights.
By Aidan Brennan on 19 January 2018
Agri jobs: dairy workers, pig workers and help with lambing
In this week's agri jobs: dairy continues to dominate demand for jobs, pig workers are required and one farm is looking for help with lambing.
By Amy Forde on 18 January 2018
There are a number of key areas where farmers can implement simple changes for positive results. This week, we look at grass and the huge potential there is for improvement on beef farms.
By Adam Woods on 18 January 2018
After a bumper spring, grass production in 2017 was up just 4% on the previous year, writes Ciarán Lenehan.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 12 January 2018
A team of scientists from across the globe are working a new type of grass which can be digested more efficiently. Emily Smith reports.
By Contributor on 11 January 2018
Starting a business from scratch is a challenge in any industry. Barry Cassidy spoke to new farming entrants, Craig Malone and Katreen Malone, to find out how cashflow has become their key.
By Barry Cassidy on 11 January 2018
Different slurry application methods mean different levels of slurry utilisation and loss of nitrogen to the atmosphere. Michael Collins reports on German research which shows the differences.
By Michael Collins on 04 January 2018
The Young Beef Farmer Sustainability Programme, supported by Dawn Meats, has reached the halfway mark and we asked some participants to reflect on their learnings so far.
By Contributor on 21 December 2017
NEW Irish Dairy Farmer magazine out now!
The Irish Dairy Farmer magazine is available to order online at and in all good newsagents.
By Farmers Journal on 12 December 2017
Heifer rearing is easier to manage in herds with a tight calving profile. Peter McCann and Conail Keown report.
By Peter McCann on 07 December 2017
A look at some of the handiest apps that are essential for every farmer.
By Contributor on 03 December 2017
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