Farm programmes

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

From the Tramlines: spring beans slow to mature in the north
This week, Stephen Robb talks to growers from counties Down, Derry and Kerry where growers are waiting for the spring bean harvest to begin.
From the Tramlines: Settled weather returns in the nick of time
This week, Stephen Robb talks to growers from counties Derry, Meath and Cork. All growers are happy to see the return of settled weather as harvest 2021 continues.
Newford update: suckler cows record positive breeding performance
Pregnancy scanning took place this week and revealed an in-calf rate of 94%, with 57% of cows holding to first service.
Newford Farm update: managing grass and making surplus bales
The farm is in a comfortable position, with ample forage supplies taking the pressure off to close a significant area of ground for second-cut silage, while grass growth rates are holding strong.
NI Sheep Programme: time for pre-breeding checks on rams
With breeding little over one month away for mid-season lambing flocks, now is the time to check the physical condition of rams. Kieran Mailey writes.
‘I was dosing and feeding lambs but they were still losing weight’
Fermanagh farmer Trevor Nixon gave an honest account during last week’s webinar of how lamb performance was hammered by anthelmintic resistance in 2020.
Thrive: building a viable dairy-beef system
Declan Marren looks at the most recent slaughter performance from the Thrive demonstration farm.
Dairy Beef Calf Programme: how to secure your €400 payment
Dairy beef farmers participating in this years Dairy Calf to Beef Programme need to weigh calves and submit weights to ICBF by 1 November.
Tullamore Farm: Factory lamb sale price averaging €131.46/head
The latest batch of lambs drafted on 26 August achieved an average sale value of €132.85.
BEEP weighing results in on Tullamore Farm
Adam Woods checks in with Tullamore Farm manager Shaun Diver to see what’s been happening on-farm this week.
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Tullamore Farm: Factory lamb sale price averaging €131.46/head
The latest batch of lambs drafted on 26 August achieved an average sale value of €132.85.
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Tullamore Farm update: lamb sale prices averaging €131.46
The latest batch of lambs drafted on 26 August achieved an average sale value of €132.85.
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BEEP weighing results in on Tullamore Farm
Adam Woods checks in with Tullamore Farm manager Shaun Diver to see what’s been happening on-farm this week.
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Tullamore Farm: variation in size of Mule ewes reflected in kill figures
Twenty cull ewes were slaughtered on Thursday, with carcase weights of 18 Mule ewes in the batch ranging from 25.8kg to 46.5kg and averaging at 35.29kg.
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