Farm programmes

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

Beef
Tullamore Farm: grass growth explosion and latest bull kill
Adam Woods
Adam Woods checks in with Tullamore Farm manager Shaun Diver to see what’s been happening on the farm this week.
 
 
From the Tramlines: Crops soaking up the good weather
Stephen Robb talks to growers from counties Galway, Louth and Laois where crops have responded well to the sunshine and spray season is in full swing.
From the Tramlines: wet May makes spray timings a challenge
Stephen Robb talks to growers from counties Wexford, Down and Kerry. All three counties have had a wet May, which has made making accurate spray timings a challenge.
Newford update: break in weather provides window to cut first-cut silage
The grass was mowed on Tuesday and picked on Wednesday and while the yield is lower than the target, quality is described as first rate.
Newford update: sires selected for 2021 breeding season
A range of sires have been selected that major on different characteristics and which can be used to suit different traits and compensate for any shortcomings across individual cows.
NI Sheep Programme: paddocks pushing stocking rates in Co Derry
Having split up 12 acres of grazing into seven paddocks during May, programme farmer Clement Lynch gives Kieran Mailey an overview of the setup.
Getting more from grass in Fermanagh
Next week’s webinar which takes place on the farm of Roy and Marilyn Mayers will discuss how the farm is focusing on improving grassland management to reduce costs and deliver increased productivity.
Watch: weighing cattle on Thrive demo farm
The 140 yearling cattle and 150 calves were weighed on the Thrive demo farm last week to assess performance since turnout.
Thrive: assessing performance at grass this spring
Weighing dairy-beef cattle at key times of the year is important to ensure targets are being met. Declan Marren looks at the latest performance on the demonstration farm.
Tullamore Farm: grass growth explosion and latest bull kill
Adam Woods checks in with Tullamore Farm manager Shaun Diver to see what’s been happening on the farm this week.
Tullamore Farm: bull slaughter performance update
Declan Marren speaks to Tullamore farm manager Shaun Diver on the slaughter performance of the latest batch of under 16-month bulls to be killed.
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Tullamore Farm: grass growth explosion and latest bull kill
Adam Woods checks in with Tullamore Farm manager Shaun Diver to see what’s been happening on the farm this week.
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Tullamore Farm: taking a look at the 2021 bull kill sheets so far
Adam Woods takes a look at the Tullamore Farm bull kill sheets so far for 2021.
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Tullamore Farm: bull slaughter performance update
Declan Marren speaks to Tullamore farm manager Shaun Diver on the slaughter performance of the latest batch of under 16-month bulls to be killed.
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Tullamore Farm sheep update: lambs gaining 310g daily at 40-day weighing
A number of health tasks were carried out while weighing, including treatment for nematodirus, clostridial disease vaccination, blowfly protection and foot bathing.
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