Sexed semen lab opens in Kildare
Noel Bardon
The lab has been set up in the National Cattle Breeding Centre facility in Naas, Co Kildare.
10 November 2022 News
ICMSA warns of dairy sector’s ‘self-destruction’ on calf welfare
ICMSA president Pat McCormack says that from a reputational perspective, the dairy sector “can’t continue” to slaughter as many calves.
2 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Culls gone and breeding decisions made
Robert McConaghy has been working out which cows to breed, and which bulls to use, this autumn.
Bull selection in autumn herds
With the breeding season just around the corner for autumn calving herds, here iss some advice for farmers picking AI bulls.
19 October 2022 Liquid Milk
Ready for breeding season in New Zealand
Zac Elkin from Craigantlet has recently finished his studies at Greenmount/QUB and is now working on a dairy farm in New Zealand.
19 October 2022 Northern Ireland
Wind energy and resources futureproofing Lisavaird entrant
The Shorten family supply milk all year round to Lisavaird Co-op and this year, they hosted a large public farm walk as overall Carbery winners 2020.
7 September 2022 Milk quality
Watch: bullocks worth €15,000 on Japanese Wagyu farm
The Irish Farmers Journal visited a Wagyu beef and Holstein dairy farm outside Tokyo, Japan, with almost 2,000 head of cattle. Barry Murphy reports.
5 September 2022 News
Farmer Writes: no passengers on farm if dry weather persists
We’ve had less overall rain this year in the southeast than 2018 so nature will probably make up for it at some stage.
24 August 2022 Farmer Writes
My Farming Week: Aoife Flannery, Puckane, Nenagh, Co Tipperary
Aoife says that farmers are investing heavily into emissions reduction measures and believes production should not be limited nor should farmers be limited in what they can earn.
17 August 2022 News
Usage of beef straws on the dairy herd up 25% this year - ICBF
The Irish Farmers Journal Thrive demonstration farm open day heard that beef usage in the dairy herd is up as more dairy farms look to sexed semen for breeding replacements.
10 August 2022 News
Top performance from farm with two parlours
Aidan Brennan reports from the Irish Grassland Association dairy summer tour to Tipperary where attendees visited the Cody farm at Clonmore, near the Laois border.
20 July 2022 Grass & feeding
My Farming Week: Mark Collins, Harley Park House, Ballingarry, Co Tipperary
Dairy farmer Mark Collins says he loves working the land and has invested in environmental measures to improve his farm's sustainability.
6 July 2022 News