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Northern Ireland
Cut the meal being fed or keep driving on?
John Egerton
Some farmers are feeding less concentrate, which has led John Egerton to question his own system.
30 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Ration prices set to hold for December
The latest indications from the feed trade are that prices will be unchanged in December.
29 November 2022 News
Are maize imports on the rise?
Maize imports were at high numbers from May to September and overall maize imports seem to have returned to high levels.
Feed prices increase 42% year-on-year
Farmers are facing a huge increase in feed costs this winter, with the average concentrate cost increasing by 42% compared to the same time last year.
9 November 2022 News
Five tips for choosing a cattle ration
When buying a ration to feed cattle, do not just opt for the cheapest mix on the market. Outlined are five things to keep in mind.
5 November 2022 Management
Ration prices steady for November
There is no change in the price of livestock rations at the outset of November across NI.
2 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Thrive: diets to keep stock on target this winter period
Declan Marren looks at the diet required to keep dairy beef stock on target over the winter period which is the highest cost period in livestock production systems.
2 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Farmer Writes: roll the dice or leave the casino
With rising feed and energy prices and an uncertain beef prices, what options lie ahead for beef finishers this winter?
19 October 2022 Farmer Writes
Barley slips down ration inclusion rate list
The price of rolled barley is seeing it slip down the list of inclusion rates in winter rations at the moment. Declan Marren reports.
5 October 2022 Grass & feeding
Farmers face crippling winter feed costs
Livestock rations look set to incur significant increases from the start of October
21 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: minding concentrates, concentrates the mind
With an increase in ration prices over the year, Tommy Moyles is looking at where he can make savings without compromising on animal performance.
21 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Ration prices steady for September
There is some respite to rising input costs on livestock farms, with ration prices unchanged for September.
31 August 2022 Northern Ireland