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Last four 2021-born heifers drafted on Newford Farm
Darren Carty
The 40 heifers drafted averaged 296kg carcase weight at an average age of just less than 18 months of age and recorded a sale value of €1,507/head.
 
 
In pictures: Footprint Farmers test soil health with the underpants soil test
The underpants soil test is a simple way for farmers to test their soil fertility by burying a pair of cotton underpants in the ground.
Tullamore Farm set for Footprint Farmers Open Day
The event will run from 11am to 1pm on Tullamore Farm, Screggan, Co Offaly.
A great year in the Tramlines on yield, price and weather
The Tramlines farmers share their highs and lows of the year gone by and thankfully it’s mostly highs. Andy Doyle and Siobhán Walsh report.
From the Tramlines: a lot planted and more to plant
It’s a busy time on the Tramlines farms and while some have finished planting due to weather, others have more to do.
Last four 2021-born heifers drafted on Newford Farm
The 40 heifers drafted averaged 296kg carcase weight at an average age of just less than 18 months of age and recorded a sale value of €1,507/head.
Newford update: weaning complete and all weanlings weighed
Bull weanlings achieved an average daily gain (ADG) from birth to weaning of 1.37kg, while heifers recorded an ADG of 1.32kg.
NI Sheep Programme: High hopes for positive breeding results
This week, Kieran Mailey catches up with two of the programme farmers for an update on how the breeding season is progressing.
Switching from economics and finance to sheep farming
Following a monumental lifestyle choice Lawrence Martin has put his experience of crunching numbers to good effect in his family’s new life on Carbeth Home Farm in Scotland.
Thrive weekly roundup: what system is making money in 2022?
The Thrive dairy-beef programme weekly roundup is all about financial performance this week, with full analysis of each system in place on the demonstration farm in Cashel, Co Tipperary.
77 more lambs drafted for sale on Tullamore Farm
The lambs recorded positive slaughter performance with two batches of 34 and 43 head killing out at 45% to 46% and averaging an average sale value of €132.
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77 more lambs drafted for sale on Tullamore Farm
The lambs recorded positive slaughter performance with two batches of 34 and 43 head killing out at 45% to 46% and averaging an average sale value of €132.
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Tullamore Farm: countdown to in-calf heifer sale
On Wednesday 26 October, the Irish Farmers Journal Tullamore Farm will host its annual sale of high replacement index in-calf heifers in Roscrea Mart.
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Lamb slaughter performance recovers on Tullamore Farm
The average kill-out of 30 lambs drafted on Thursday 22 September was 44.8% compared with just 42.2% for the last batch slaughtered on 1 September 2022.
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Tullamore Farm: lambs kill out at 42% as poor growth rates linger
Martin Merrick chats to Tullamore Farm manager Shaun Diver about what's been happening on the farm this week.
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