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Machinery
Twin-tub Abbey ticks the boxes for Tipperary dairy farmer
Peter Thomas Keaveney
Peter Thomas Keaveney catches up with Tipperary dairy farmer Bill Cleary who tells us about his twin-tub Abbey VF 2100 vertical auger diet feeder.
5 October 2022 Management
Prioritise replacement heifers for winter feeding
Maiden heifers that will be retained for breeding should be managed separately from store animals to drive weight gain and hit target weights at breeding time.
5 October 2022 Winter Feed
Winter feed: farmers face record feed costs this winter
Declan Marren has an overview of the winter feed focus as farmers head into the highest cost period of the year.
Re-thinking wormer use on sheep farms
The first in a series of National Sheep Association meetings took place in Co Antrim last week.
5 October 2022 Northern Ireland
Forage quality important in low concentrate cattle diets
During the Planning for Performance event, Dr Francis Lively outlined the potential for wintering cattle on low-concentrate diets.
5 October 2022 Northern Ireland
Completing a winter finishing budget for young bulls
Higher feed costs will have a significant bearing on the break-even cost of finishing young bulls next spring. Kieran Mailey reports.
28 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Avoiding BEEP penalties this autumn
Adam Woods takes a look at what farmers need to do to guarantee this year’s BEEP payment.
28 September 2022 Management
Labour-saving technology at this year’s Ploughing
The National Ploughing Championships is a great way for farmers to market labour-saving products to farmers, with some fantastic technology on show at this year’s event.
28 September 2022 Buildings
Grass+ dairy: growth rates drop as October moves in
Grass growth rates are set to drop over the coming weeks as nights get longer and colder, write Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick.
28 September 2022 Grass & feeding
Growth rates rebound as silage is dropped
Grass growth rates are on the up and while average farm cover is still behind target, many farmers are able to drop silage from the diet.
21 September 2022 Grass & feeding
10 tips to using AI in autumn calving herds
Autumn calving naturally lends itself to using AI when breeding. Outlined are 10 tips to get the most from AI.
21 September 2022 Northern Ireland
€6/kg breakeven beef price required for winter finishers
The Teagasc winter finishing event outlined the exent of the price pressure finishers are under over the coming months. Declan Marren reports.
14 September 2022 Grass & feeding