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A growing Irish dairy industry is feeling the heat from the environmentalist lobby, writes Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 12 April 2018
Jack Kennedy reports from the Liffey Mills spring conference in Nenagh, north Tipperary.
By Jack Kennedy on 26 January 2018
Steers have achieved a daily liveweight gain of 0.4kg from housing on 10 November to weighing on 4 January with heifers gaining 0.46kg liveweight at Newford Farm.
By Darren Carty on 15 January 2018
Taking early action to address reduced silage stocks has avoided a possible fodder shortage on the programme farms.
By Kieran Mailey on 11 January 2018
Jack Kennedy reviews managing feed scarcity on dairy farms, as farmers report silage disappearing fast.
By Jack Kennedy on 21 December 2017
Good-quality silage is making big savings in Co Tyrone for BETTER farm NI programme farmers Declan Rafferty and Aidan Quinn.
By Kieran Mailey on 07 December 2017
Ciarán Lenehan looks in detail at the winter feeding situation on Tullamore Farm.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 07 December 2017
Inside this week's Irish Farmers Journal
Brexit: Why no deal is a good deal for farmers, Creed rules out fodder relief scheme. Plus don’t miss your FREE 32-page Christmas Food magazine.
By Farmers Journal on 06 December 2017
Two farm walks were held on Dairylink Ireland farms in counties Down and Tyrone last week. Peter McCann reports.
By Peter McCann on 16 November 2017
Cattle are gradually moving inside on the Tullamore demonstration farm, with cows grazing kale and sheep breeding kicking off.
By Adam Woods on 05 November 2017
This week, Ciarán Lenehan carried out vital winter fodder budgets on two of our BETTER beef farms.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 02 November 2017
Ciarán Lenehan outlines the steps involved in carrying out a fodder budget for the winter.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 12 October 2017
Feeding 1,000 stock indoors in one yard is a serious undertaking, let alone spreading it over five farms and repeating it daily with one machine. This didn’t deter five farmers in west Waterford.
By Michael Collins on 13 October 2017
Farmers are feeding cattle up to 30% more than they were this time last year.
By Hannah Quinn Mulligan on 05 October 2017
Zero-grazing is not a new phenomenon but one that is gaining new customers for a west Cork contractor.
By Michael Collins on 09 October 2017
James Nally has been growing his business over the last 30 years and a big Keenan is currently central to his business. Alistair Chambers reports.
By Alistair Chambers on 05 October 2017
Safety when working with bales
Continuing our farm safety series this week, we take a look at the safety issues associated with bales and what the best practice is to avoid the potential accidents and injuries that can occur.
By Farmers Journal on 14 April 2017
Working out your system takes times, writes Kieran Sullivan, and you’ll have good and bad luck along the way.
By Kieran Sullivan on 11 January 2017
With winter feeding well under way, the Irish Farmers Journal this week carried out price survey on beef cattle rations across the country.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 08 December 2016
Some farmers are slow to open the pit, but maybe it is better to open the pit and keep some really good-quality round bales for next spring.
By Jack Kennedy on 04 December 2016
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