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Infrastructure

This week, Aidan Brennan looks at feed options, embryo loss and the Moorepark Open Day.
By Aidan Brennan on 13 July 2017
Now is the time for grass new year's resolutions, writes Ciarán Lenehan.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 06 July 2017
There will be seven villages on grass, genetic gain, profit, herd health, people, infrastructure and safety at Moorepark 2017
By Jack Kennedy on 02 July 2017
With many farmers dairy farmers considering improving facilities Pat Tuohy explains some of the differences at farm level
By Jack Kennedy on 02 July 2017
Ciarán Lenehan introduces Louth BETTER farmer Martin O'Hare, who will feature on the main BETTER page in Thursday's Irish farmers Journal.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 31 May 2017
Higher temperatures and more sunlight have brought ideal conditions for growing and more importantly eating grass.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 16 March 2017
Peter Varley looks at the use of 3D design in the planning of farm buildings
By Peter Varley on 09 March 2017
We asked Teagasc specialist Dr Deirdre Hennessey what farmers with low-stocked farms and bare fields could do to try and harness more from their grass in 2017.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 17 May 2017
Watch: beef farm efficiency series – the €150/cow challenge starts with grass
In the coming weeks we will look at the efficiency gains on suckler and beef farms to improve profitability. Adam Woods, Ciarán Lenehan and Matthew Halpin begin the series with a look at grass
By Adam Woods on 17 May 2017
This parlour and drafting area are designed to handle big numbers with little effort, writes Peter Varley.
By Peter Varley on 29 December 2016
Good-quality silage is one of the best feed options we have available to us as livestock producers.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 10 November 2016
At 21kg DM/ha/day, grass growth is still twice the 10-year average for early-November.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 10 November 2016
More delays for broadband rollout
Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten said this week that the June 2017 deadline to award the National Broadband Plan (NBP) contracts would be missed.
By Thomas Hubert on 16 October 2016
As grass begins to account for more of the suckling calf's diet, letting them creep forward into fresh pasture will ensure that they remain on the highest plane of nutrition possible.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 23 July 2017
As the world’s largest exporter of beef, soyabean and chicken, Brazil has the scale to win in global markets but this is being lost due to its difficulty in accessing these markets.
By Eoin Lowry on 19 May 2016
Improved weather conditions have helped grazing situations drastically in the past week. In recent days there have been more cattle turned out on many farms across the country.
By Nathan Tuffy on 17 March 2016
Grazing and slurry difficulties continue as farmers start planning on how to manage spring grass.
By Nathan Tuffy on 18 February 2016
With grass so valuable on beef farms, it is worth keeping some essential grassland management rules in mind for the crucial spring season.
By Farmers Journal on 14 February 2016
Peter Varley reports on how a new cubicle shed, built to house both cows and heifers under one roof and make life easier on a fragmented farm.
By Peter Varley on 17 December 2015
Peter Varley revisits a land reclamation job in Co Roscommon to find out how work is progressing.
By Peter Varley on 15 October 2015
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