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Suckler

Fermanagh farmer John Egerton recounts how he was chased by a freshly-calved suckler cow
By David Wright on 16 November 2017
Strong prices at sheep sales, upcoming suckler sale and Donaghmore tractor run.
By Kieran Mailey on 24 August 2017
Ryan McDowell farms in partnership with his father Raymond in Gleno, Co Antrim.
By Contributor on 17 August 2017
With the breeding season ready to start on most suckler farms, the aim should be to ensure that cows calve down in 2018 in a compact block. Kieran Mailey reports.
By Kieran Mailey on 01 June 2017
AI allows me to use my choice of bull on each individual cow resulting in a quality weanling to sell in the autumn, writes Donal Lynch.
By Contributor on 25 May 2017
Six years ago John Egerton joined the NI suckler beef programme, a decision which changed the direction of his farming business
By Contributor on 11 May 2017
Canadian farmers are going through an exceptional spell of wet weather following a particularly dry summer in 2016.
By Phelim O'Neill on 05 May 2017
Fermanagh farmer John Egerton questions the logic of keeping large suckler cows.
By Contributor on 13 April 2017
NFU Scotland warns of cattle ID failures
Early reports on this year’s cattle inspections show that there is a worrying increase in the number of breaches.
By John Sleigh on 13 March 2017
The Journal vet advises colostrum management is the first step to preventing calf sickness.
By Jack Kennedy on 09 March 2017
Nearly 200 suckler producers attended a meeting in Cookstown last week organised by Parklands Veterinary Group. David Wright reports on some of the key messages.
By David Wright on 09 February 2017
IFA president Joe Healy lends further weight to the organisation's campaign to increase the direct payment to €200 per cow.
By Justin McCarthy on 26 January 2017
The first 12 to 14 weeks of a calf’s life will ultimately determine how well it performs throughout the remainder of the production system.
By Justin McCarthy on 26 January 2017
John Egerton has invested in a much-needed shed to accomodate 45 suckler cows and calves on his Fermanagh farm.
By Contributor on 12 January 2017
Ciarán Lenehan looks at suckler cow research from recent years and outlines the results that drive our management guidelines.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 07 January 2017
Fermanagh farmer John Egerton maintains that physical and financial benchmarking of his business has provided him with vital management information.
By Contributor on 29 December 2016
A number of programme farmers have moved to finishing bulls to increase overall farm output, but it is not a system for every farm, writes NISBP adviser Francis Breen.
By Contributor on 20 October 2016
NISBP adviser Francis Breen highlights some of the main management inputs required to ensure autumn calving is successful on a suckler farm.
By Contributor on 13 October 2016
Best management practices in weaning calves should always be applied to obtain good price and healthy stock
By Contributor on 06 October 2016
Norman Weatherup from CAFRE Greenmount provides an update on the performance of the suckler herd at Abbey Farm, and management into the autumn.
By Contributor on 06 October 2016
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