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Beef
Grass+ Beef: enjoy the sunshine while it lasts
Declan Marren
The country is enjoying beautiful summer conditions, and with rain on the way next week farmers should make the most of the fine weather.
10 August 2022 Management
Beef Management: dealing with drought, water requirements and feeding calves
A look at dealing with the current hot weather conditions including water requirmements for livestock.
10 August 2022 Management
Way Out West: Making the most of it in Mayo
Off-farm employment is nothing new in drystock enterprises, but north Mayo suckler farmer J.P Leonard has a few extra irons in the fire.
Is it time to take remove the stock bull from spring-calving cows?
Spring-calving suckler farmers should give thought to removing the stock bull from cows as breeding activity winds down.
2 August 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: ludicrous that farmers will lose out on solar and AD credit
Perhaps it’s time to change the meaning of the old saying to ‘go Dutch’, writes Karen McCabe.
30 July 2022 Farmer Writes
Five items for every calving kit in autumn
As autumn calving gets under way, make sure that all items in the calving kit have been restocked in time.
30 July 2022 Management
Judge compares farmyard incident involving pitchfork to the Wild West
Gardaí were prevented from arresting Denis Waters when he picked up the calving jack in the farmyard and started to swing it. Gordon Deegan reports.
27 July 2022 News
Contract rearing and crossbreeding in Drumcollogher
Contract rearing and the use of red and white clover is making the Molyneaux farm more efficient and sustainable.
27 July 2022 Milk quality
Challenges overcome in Clare herd
For years, the Garry herd was suffering from poor performance, but thankfully those issues are behind them, writes Aidan Brennan.
27 July 2022 Milk quality
Way out west on The Brennus Voyage
One French family swapped life in the south of France for an island off the south coast of Ireland and took up farming.
27 July 2022 Management
Food Vision beef and sheep group to discuss early finishing of cattle
IFA livestock chair Brendan Golden has said that one size won't fit all when it comes to early cattle finishing and that markets are built on a steady supply of cattle as they come fit.
24 July 2022 News
Judge compares farmyard incident involving pitchfork to the Wild West
Gardaí were prevented from arresting Denis Waters when he picked up the calving jack in the farm yard and started to swing it. Gordon Deegan reports.
20 July 2022 News