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Dondale hosts 2024 IHFA open day
Adam Woods
Adam Woods reports from the IHFA national open day held on the Dondale Farm in Co Kildare last week.
17 July 2024 Tullamore Farm
Lambs weaned and second batch drafted for slaughter
Despite the weather challenges, lambs recorded a positive weaning weight of 37.66kg, having gained an average of 300g per day from birth to weaning.
17 July 2024 News
Hike suckler cow supports to €300/hd says ICSA
The ICSA claimed the increase in payments were justified given the significant farm management changes which are being sought to meet heightened climate, biodiversity, and water quality targets.
My Farming Week: Jim McInerney, Tulla, Co Clare
Jim McInerney and his wife Trish are milking just over 100 cows in the parish of Tulla. On Sunday, they head to Croke Park to see their son David line out for Clare in the all-Ireland hurling final.
17 July 2024 News
Dairy Management: late calving cows, flexible milking and protected urea
Aidan Brennan looks at the merits of milking just 13 times in the week, and examines the impact of once a day milking from now on.
17 July 2024 Management
National Suckler and Sheep Open Day on Tullamore Farm
Adam Woods previews this year’s national suckler and sheep open day which takes place on Tullamore Farm on Tuesday 23 July from 10.30am-5pm
17 July 2024 Breeding & health
Building up fodder stocks in Laois
The wet weather didn’t deter 200 farmers and industry representatives from attending the Irish Grassland Association summer dairy tour to Laois last week.
17 July 2024 Grass & feeding
Breakeven beef price of €5.54/kg in Ballyvadin
Adam Woods reports from last week’s open day on the Tipperary dairy-beef demonstration farm in Ballyvadin
17 July 2024 Markets
Lamb price cuts must stop - IFA
Price cuts of over 20% or nearly €40/lamb in the space of just a few weeks have been experienced by sheep farmers.
12 July 2024 News
Farmer Writes: grass is finally back on track
The protein dropped to 3.30% when the cows were on silage only and yield was back to 23l, which was inevitable really.
10 July 2024 Farmer Writes
Cutting out inputs on Ballykelly beef farm
Jonathan Blair has cut fertiliser and meal out of his farming system. Peter McCann reports.
10 July 2024 Northern Ireland
Mayo claim All Ireland Texel title in Cork
Adam Woods reports from the Growvite National Texel championships which took place in Charleville show.
10 July 2024 Pedigree