Livestock

Farmer Writes: what goes up must come down
Farmer Joe Collingborn talks food security, grain prices and the benefits of using his new Hereford bull this year.
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Sheep price update: spring lambs gain edge over hoggets
While hogget throughput remains relatively strong for the time of year, they have been overtaken in the kill profile by lambs.
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May is on the way out and the mixed weather is leading to lots of grass on farms, but taking out paddocks for silage is tricky.
In pictures: top of €5,200 hit twice in Roscommon
Adam Woods reports from the Irish Limousin Cattle Society show and sale of Limousin bulls in Roscommon
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Good silage starts in the field but finishes in the clamp
Fermentation relies on bacteria utilising sugars in the grass, but depending on the species of bacteria carrying out the process, the end products will differ.
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Best advice on weed control in grazing pastures
For a growing number of Irish farmers, Forefront T is the product of choice to control weeds such as docks, thistles, nettles and dandelions in grazing pastures.
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Experience boarding life at Glenstal Abbey School - Taster Weekend for fifth class
Boys starting secondary school in September 2023 are invited to stay in the school's Norman castle on the 4-5 June, to learn about boarding life at Glenstal Abbey School in Murroe, Co Limerick.
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Farm safely: stay safe by staying clear of overhead electricity wires
ESB Networks public safety manager Michael Murray has some vital advice for farmers and contractors ahead of the busy silage season.
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