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Managing the creep pen for calves
A well-bedded creep pen is a must for autumn-born suckler calves during the housing period.
Dairy management: what weight should maiden heifers be now?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at what target weight maiden or weanling heifers should be now.
Testing silage is not tick the box stuff
Adam Woods takes a look at silage quality testing and what to look out for when you get your results.
Pneumonia alert in spring-born calves
Changeable weather has seen a rise in the number of farmers dealing with pneumonia problems in calves.


What to expect in a Young Farmers Scheme inspection
There are two main parts to an inspection – a land eligibility inspection and examining compliance with scheme requirements.
Tops tips for fertiliser spreader maintenance and setup
Peter Thomas Keaveney offers readers some tips for setting up and maintaining the fertiliser spreader for accurate application this spring.
Four-bay dry shed for less than €24,000
Irish Farmers Journal contributor Kieran Sullivan has just completed work on a dry-bedded cattle shed on an old silage slab.
Farm fatality in Kerry the third in a week
A man in his 70s lost his life following a farm accident in Brosna, Co Kerry.




Thrive: why are there no Friesian bulls in the programme?
Declan Marren outlines why the Thrive programme is concentrating only on beef-sired dairy beef stock.
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.
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.
Thrive: bullock systems most profitable in 2022
Analysis of the Thrive demonstration farm performance this year has shown that steer systems were the most profitable.
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Tipperary contractor swears by McConnel Power Arm
Paul Farrell is a first-generation agricultural contractor, based near Clerihan, Clonmel, Co Tipperary. He started his business in 2008 after many years of working for a local contractor.
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Dial before you dig a must for Kilkenny farmer
Natural gas is highly flammable so damaging a gas pipeline can cause major disruption, property damage, serious injury or even death.
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Legacy of Transformula evident in second-lactation Ottawa cows
A top-performing Holstein herd is reaping the benefits of its calf rearing programme three years on with heifer replacements now in the milking herd.
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Digital Skills for SMART Farming in Co. Tipperary
The Tipperary BCP Network – Bridging the Digital Divide. Smart Skills for Farming Communities (Tipperary) – Connecting Farmers in a Digital Age