Farm programmes

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

Farm Programmes
Newford Farm update: another 22 cattle drafted for slaughter
Darren Carty
A batch of 15 heifers recorded an average carcase weight of 326kg while the seven bullocks returned an average carcase weight of 367kg.
 
 
Webinar: tillage input costs and returns for 2022
Stephen Robb and Andy Doyle are joined by industry specialists to discuss the challenges facing tillage farmers in 2022 in terms of rising input costs and their returns.
Webinar: harvest 2021 round up and crop area prospects
Stephen Robb and Siobhan Walsh are joined by industry specialists discuss 2021’s harvest results and look ahead to next year’s cropping area.
Newford update: best back end on record for grazing
Suckler cows have been retained outdoors until early November, while weanling heifers and bulls will remain outdoors for another few weeks, weather permitting.
Newford Farm update: 18 heifers drafted at 291kg average carcase weight
The heifers recorded an average conformation score of R= and an average fat score of 3=.
NISP webinar: navigating through a winter of higher feed costs
The webinar takes place on Thursday 25 November at 8pm and will include a virtual visit to the farm of Dermot McAleese, along with advice from CAFRE specialists on winter feeding programmes.
NI Sheep Programme: Positive start to breeding season
The breeding season is under way for the programme farmers operating in lowland areas. Kieran Mailey reports.
Thrive weekly update: 65% of stock finished off grass in 2021
This week's dairy calf-to-beef programme update reflects on performance at grass this year, while grazing continues for some of this year's calves on the demo farm.
Thrive weekly roundup: final grass cattle slaughtered and hitting winter targets
This week’s dairy-beef programme roundup looks at the kill sheet from the last cattle to be slaughtered off grass on the demo farm this year and outlines growth targets for the first winter period.
Newford Farm update: another 22 cattle drafted for slaughter
A batch of 15 heifers recorded an average carcase weight of 326kg while the seven bullocks returned an average carcase weight of 367kg.
Watch: rules for hedgerows in derogation
Farmers in a derogation should be following the requirements outlined for hedgerow management.
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Newford Farm update: another 22 cattle drafted for slaughter
A batch of 15 heifers recorded an average carcase weight of 326kg while the seven bullocks returned an average carcase weight of 367kg.
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Tullamore Farm: what's in the weanling ration this winter?
Winter diets are now in full flow on Tullamore Farm, here we look at what is on the menu for weanling heifers and bulls for the next few months.
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Watch: rules for hedgerows in derogation
Farmers in a derogation should be following the requirements outlined for hedgerow management.
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Tullamore Farm: managing cow body condition score this winter
Now that all the cows are housed, farm manager Shaun Diver has separated out cows according to body condition score and will feed accordingly to correct condition score ahead of calving.
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