Higher-yielding herds in the firing line for nitrates
Aidan Brennan
The Irish Grassland Association dairy conference heard that profitability on higher yields could drop by 53%, reports Aidan Brennan.
18 January 2023 Northern Ireland
Ten tips for moving cattle from store to finishing diets
Where beef farmers are looking to move store cattle into the intensive finishing period, Kieran Mailey outlines some tips to transition animals.
4 January 2023 Management
Beef Management: slurry season, lice treatments and weight targets
This week's Beef Management takes a look at slurry spreading opening dates, lice treatments and weanling performance on beef farms.
Ticking all the right boxes when housing sheep
The end of the calendar year spells the end of the grazing season for mid-season flocks.
4 January 2023 Buildings
NI Sheep Programme: Tune in to winter feeding webinar
The NI Sheep programme will hold a winter feeding webinar on Thursday 15 December starting at 7.30pm.
7 December 2022 Management
Sheep mart prices: higher prices enticing numbers to marts
Many mart managers reported an unexpected increase in the number of sheep on offer, with some producers taking advantage of a vibrant trade and opting to show sheep live.
30 November 2022 Markets
Beef Management: calf creep hygiene and finishing cattle costs
This week’s beef management notes look at the importance of hygiene in the calf creep area while we outline the need for finishing stock to be performing every day during the final feeding phase.
30 November 2022 Management
Thrive: increased beef price masks production cost hike
The 2021-born stock have recorded an increased net margin compared to last year but overall margins remain tight. Declan Marren reports.
23 November 2022 Breeding & health
Front loading meal to store cattle over winter
Front loading meal to higher-priority cattle is a good way to ensure animals hit target weight gains during the winter.
22 November 2022 Management
Red clover silage proving its worth on Tullamore Farm
The inclusion of red clover in a mixture with perennial ryegrass and white clover can result in high yields of multi-cut silage without artificial nitrogen (N) fertiliser.
16 November 2022 Footprint Farmers
Dairy calf-to-beef targets, suckler cow minerals and Tullamore farm open day
Adam Woods takes a look at dairy calf to beef targets, suckler cow mineral supplementation and an upcoming Tullamore Farm open day in this week's beef management notes
16 November 2022 Management
NI Sheep Programme: how good is 2022 silage quality?
With first- and second-Cut silage analysed on the programme farms, Kieran Mailey outlines some of the results.
9 November 2022 Management