Farm programmes

The latest news and features from the Irish Farmers Journal farm programmes and demonstration farms.

Beef
Thrive: hitting growth targets with yearlings at grass
Declan Marren
Performance at grass for the first six to eight weeks post turnout is often the greatest of the year. It is important to have good grass ahead of stock at all times to maximise this thrive.
 
 
From the Tramlines: weather staggers spring sowing progress
Stephen Robb talks to growers from Derry, Meath and Cork, with each grower at different stages of their spring sowing campaign.
From the Tramlines: tillage fields a hive of activity
This week Stephen Robb talks to growers from counties Kildare, Tipperary and Donegal, with spring sowing having begun in all areas.
Newford Farm update: heavy rainfall forces temporary rehousing
Cows and calves and yearling bullocks were rehoused on Tuesday and the aim is to get these back outdoors early next week, while heifers have remained outdoors with a few tweaks to grazing management.
Newford Farm: first cattle turned out to grass on Wednesday
Thirty-five yearling heifers were turned to grass on Wednesday, with the plan to turn the remaining 21 heifers out to grass on Monday, along with the first batch of cows with calves at foot.
NI Sheep Programme: lambing well advanced on lowland farms
Three of the programme farms operate early lambing flocks and apart from weather challenges, the farms have experienced few problems this spring.
NI Sheep Programme: lowland flocks benefit from higher prices in 2020
Higher lamb prices in 2020 and focussing on grass finishing helped increase gross margins for the lowland farms in the NI Sheep Programme last year.
Thrive: hitting growth targets with yearlings at grass
Performance at grass for the first six to eight weeks post turnout is often the greatest of the year. It is important to have good grass ahead of stock at all times to maximise this thrive.
Thrive: beware of pneumonia on the rise
With changeable weather conditions over the past week, there has been increased incidences of pneumonia in young calves being reported.
Watch back: Tullamore Farm suckler breeding webinar
Watch Tuesday night's suckler breeding webinar where all aspects of the breeding programme on Tullamore Farm were discussed.
Tullamore Breeding Webinar Q&A: managing AI and focusing on maternal traits
Adam Woods takes a look at some of the questions and answers that came in at Tuesday night’s Tullamore farm series breeding webinar.
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Watch back: Tullamore Farm suckler breeding webinar
Watch Tuesday night's suckler breeding webinar where all aspects of the breeding programme on Tullamore Farm were discussed.
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Watch live: Tullamore Farm breeding webinar
Watch the Tullamore Farm breeding webinar, which covers the farm's breeding plans for 2021.
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Tullamore Breeding Webinar Q&A: managing AI and focusing on maternal traits
Adam Woods takes a look at some of the questions and answers that came in at Tuesday night’s Tullamore farm series breeding webinar.
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Tullamore Farm: breeding key to performance
Adam Woods takes a look at breeding on Tullamore Farm as part of our webinar series.
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