Farm programmes

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

Almost 900ha of soil carbon sampling on the Footprint Farms
Soil carbon sampling is being carried out on the Footprint Farms at present. Almost 900ha will be sampled over the next few weeks.
Testing plants can make you money
Taking a plant sample can help to identify nutrient deficiencies early and therefore reduce yield losses from that deficiency.
From the Tramlines: wet and windy May spurs hope for good harvest
This week, Stephen Robb talks to farmers from Meath, Carlow and Derry, where crops are developing well with the help of moisture and milder temperatures.
From the Tramlines: progress in north but rain needed in south
This week we talk to farmers from Donegal, Laois and Wexford. Good progress has been made in Donegal where spring sowing is ongoing. Conditions have turned very dry in Wexford and Laois however.
Newford update: 93% of cows submitted for AI
The herd has repeated the high submission rates of recent years, with 80 of the 83 cows inseminated.
Newford update: sires selected for 2022 breeding season
There are two new additions with a Charolais and Limousin sire replacing two bulls of the same breed, with the remaining bulls for use in 2022 also used in recent years.
NI Sheep Programme: Reseeding plans in Co Antrim
Co Antrim sheep farmer Dermot McAleese is gearing up to reseed grazing and silage swards this summer.
NI Sheep Programme: few issues for mid-season lambing
This week, Kieran Mailey catches up with the programme farmers operating mid-season lambing flocks.
Thrive weekly roundup: weighing yearlings and transitioning calves outdoors
The dairy beef programme roundup has a video update from the demo farm, where yearling stock have been weighed, while we outline the importance of managing the transition to grass for calves.
Watch: bulls average at 608kg on Tullamore Farm
Niamh Gunn chats with farm manager Shaun Diver to see what’s happening on Tullamore Farm this week.
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Watch: bulls average at 608kg on Tullamore Farm
Niamh Gunn chats with farm manager Shaun Diver to see what’s happening on Tullamore Farm this week.
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Watch: grass growth explosion on Tullamore Farm
Niamh Gunn chats with Shaun Diver to see what’s happening on Tullamore Farm this week.
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Watch: breeding progressing well on Tullamore Farm
Niamh Gunn chats with Shaun Diver to see what’s happening on Tullamore Farm this week.
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Watch: breeding season kicks off at Tullamore
Niamh Gunn chats with Shaun Diver to see what’s been happening on Tullamore Farm this week.
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