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Farmer Writes: cow prices holding up and ploughing returns
Bill O'Keeffe
It was great to get out to meet everyone at the ploughing again this year, after a three-year break.
21 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: minding concentrates, concentrates the mind
With an increase in ration prices over the year, Tommy Moyles is looking at where he can make savings without compromising on animal performance.
14 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: another year, another drought
Overall we have reduced nitrogen use this year and were able to skip a round during the good growth in May, writes Thomas Duffy.
Farmer Writes: holiday time of year
Kieran Sullivan talks about getting the new shed finshed, weighing calves, fencing and getting the last of the fertiliser spread while also being aware of a night away before the winter.
14 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Watch: head scratching after late-season drought
Derek Robinson returned from holiday to find dry conditions had taken hold.
14 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: a big weekend, Garth Brooks and vaccinating cows
I have to say I really hate the thoughts of the winter starting. It’s never so bad when you get into it, but the thought of starting back into it is just not nice.
12 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: savings of over €7,000 on fertiliser
Rain returned to Ardfield after a dry spell that was reminiscent to 2006.
7 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: game-changing rain and Tirlán
Tirlán as a brand is maybe a little underwhelming for the moment but hopefully it will grow on all of us.
7 September 2022 Farmer Writes
A second try at multispecies swards
John Egerton drilled in a second multi-species sward on his farm in early August.
7 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Farmer writes: First Milk, Diddly Squat and drought
At home, things are proving difficult, as we have had no rain in the south-west for several weeks, writes Joe Collingborn.
4 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: spring barley brings harvest to a close
With silage made and the last fertiliser applied, there is just the spring barley finish off, writes Robert McConaghy.
31 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: the pros and cons of red clover silage
James Strain takes us through his experience of harvesting red clover silage.
30 August 2022 Farmer Writes