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Northern Ireland
Is there a margin in finishing cattle off grass?
Kieran Mailey
Where farmers are planning to finish cattle off grass, a budget should be completed beforehand to determine if there is a margin to be had.
15 June 2022 Features
No butter! Are you actually serious?
When showcasing our country to tourists, surely the best of our food should be front and centre. On a trip west, Amii McKeever came up against a lack of butter for the spuds.
Five options for late-calving suckler cows
With breeding under way in spring-calving herds, Kieran Mailey outlines some options for dealing with late-calving cows.
Farm deaths in NI peak during summer
Researchers have analysed information from 508 fatal accidents that occurred on Northern Ireland farms over a 50-year period.
8 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Can Boris and Brexit defy economic gravity?
The implications of the UK's messy split from Europe is once dominating national discourse.
18 May 2022 News
Careers: Beefing up on a career in auctioneering
Parents pave the career path for some but for others it may be burning ambition or the way that opportunity knocks. In Fionn Sherlock’s case it all started with a calf. Writes Marianne Heron
18 May 2022 Careers
Irish Farmers Journal solar PV report: read it here
Last month, the Irish Farmers Journal published the results of a specially commissioned solar PV report into the feasibility of solar on Irish farms. Read the full report here.
18 May 2022 News
Investigating your food: is it key to keep things simple?
To help create food-secure communities, do we need to adopt a more basic concept? Janine Kennedy investigates.
11 May 2022 News
Editorial: organics look like the only future for suckling
Looking beyond the current year, the Teagasc 2027 roadmap for suckling continues to question the economic benefits of operating at high stocking levels.
4 May 2022 Editorial
Bridging the divide between town and country
A new book by a BBC journalist looks at the disconnect between urban and rural dwellers. Peter McCann reports.
Higher margins with less stock in 2022 – Teagasc analysis
Adam Woods takes a look at some analysis by Teagasc researchers in Grange on the current economics of beef production systems.
4 May 2022 Management
Colm McCarthy: prioritising demands on gas supply
Any heavy industrial user of gas, but also of electricity, should be assessed on the basis of their backward linkages into the Irish economy through the purchase of inputs in Ireland.
27 April 2022 Opinion