Farm Programmes
NI Sheep Programme: drafting spring lambs under way
Kieran Mailey
Co Tyrone sheep farmer Mark Davidson has started drafting this year's lamb crop for slaughter. Kieran Mailey reports.
Suckler outfits peak at £2,500 in Swatragh
A special sale of breeding cattle sold to a top price of £2,500 for cows with calves at foot.
27 April 2022 Markets
Camera at the Mart: weanling heifers on fire in Carrigallen
Adam Woods reports from a special weanling heifer sale in Carrigallen Mart, Co Leitrim, at the weekend.
Beef trade steady with cow quotes still creeping up
Adam Woods has the latest on this week’s beef trade, including the latest factory quotes for finished animals.
25 April 2022 Markets
NI Sheep Programme: few issues for mid-season lambing
This week, Kieran Mailey catches up with the programme farmers operating mid-season lambing flocks.
Non-farting cows could be a thing
The digestive systems of future generations of cows will reduce the dairy industry’s environmental impact, so the scientists tell me.
6 April 2022 News
Performance check on replacement heifers
Herd owners should be checking the weight gain in replacement heifers over the winter, ensuring animals are on track to hit target breeding weight.
22 February 2022 Management
Five tips on stock bull purchase
Adam Woods takes a look at five tips on purchasing pedigree stock bulls ahead of the busy bull sale season.
2 February 2022 Breeding & health