Improving the quality of dairy-beef calves
Declan Marren
A key component of the Thrive programme is to demonstrate the benefits of using high beef merit, DBI sires to produce better-quality, more profitable stock.
5 August 2022 News
Farmers 'rightly furious' at ministers' approach to derogation cuts - IFA
The IFA has said that the Department is 'tightening the screw' to reduce stocking rates to 220kg of organic nitrogen per hectare.
3 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Topics to be covered at the Thrive open day
Declan Marren previews some of the main topics to be discussed in detail at the Thrive open day.
What the 25% climate target could mean for your sector
The Irish Farmers Journal's sectoral specialists take a look at what the 25% carbon target could mean for the dairy, beef, sheep and tillage sectors.
3 August 2022 News
Dairy Trends: US milk supply grows for first time in 2022
Milk supply globally is one of the key measures for milk price pressure in the coming months and New Zealand and the US are key players.
27 July 2022 News
Dairy cows peak at £3,300 in Kilrea
High milk prices have increased buying demand for dairy stock with cows peaking at £3,300 in Kilrea Mart this week.
22 June 2022 Northern Ireland
New 156 cow cubicle shed offers flexibility for expanded herd
A cubicle shed, completed in mid-2021, has increased cow accommodation and calving facilities.
22 June 2022 Farm buildings
Protected fats offer production benefits
The role of including protected fats in high-yielding dairy cow diets was outlined at a recent industry webinar hosted by Volac Wilmar.
15 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Do dairy cows need a summer worm dose?
The popularity of the mid-season dairy cow worm dose has increased in recent years, but is it necessary, asks Aidan Brennan.
8 June 2022 Animal Health
Agri sustainability in Ireland ‘entirely achievable' - VistaMilk
Experts at the SFI research centre said reducing livestock is a ‘flawed’ way to tackle emissions.
Banding rules coming in next year
New measures around the banding of organic nitrogen excretion rates will differentiate farms based on milk yield, writes Aidan Brennan.
1 June 2022 Sustainability
Slowdown in calf birth registrations
The number of calves registered in the week ending 20 May 2022 was over 5,000 head lower year-on-year, with total birth registrations lagging behind the corresponding period in 2021.
25 May 2022 News