Farmer Writes: on target with grazing for 2024
I feel we never have enough grass in the spring and always have no problem getting it all grazed.
18 February 2024 News
Marts report lift in demand for dairy stock
Most of the interest and the best of the prices are for recently calved heifers or second calvers.
18 February 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: grazing has ground to a halt
The constant rain has caused the paddocks to flood with, the tracks under eight inches of water, writes Joe Collingborn.
Charolais cull cow competition results announced
Shanon Kinahan reports on the results from the Irish Charolais Cattle Society cull cow competition.
15 February 2024 Pedigree
IFA warns losing derogation would hit climate targets
Leaving dairy farmers at 170kg N/ha could scupper the State's forestry and organics targets, the IFA has told the Oireachtas agriculture committee.
15 February 2024 News
Camera at the Mart: super trade for female lots at Ennis show and sale
Shanon Kinahan was in Ennis Mart last Thursday for its annual special show and sale of heifers.
14 February 2024 Markets
Farmer Writes: Days of industrious farmers are gone
Soon there will probably be no native whitethorn propagation and it’ll be all imported stock, which risks bringing the fire blight disease.
14 February 2024 Farmer Writes
Land demand will result in ‘significant change’
If targets for certain sectors are to be achieved, “we will see significant land use change somewhere and enterprise substitution”, Frank O'Mara has warned.
14 February 2024 News
Watch: Ennis heifer trade on fire
Shanon Kinahan was in Clare Marts Ennis on Thursday for its annual show and sale of cows and heifers.
8 February 2024 Markets
Milk supplies fall by 365m litres in 2023
The 4.1% drop in milk deliveries is the first reduction in 15 years and ends protracted period of expansion.
8 February 2024 News
Cow weights a sticking point in ICBF talks
Adam Woods reports from last week’s ICBF stakeholders meeting, where a number of issues remain unresolved.
7 February 2024 Breeding & health
Camera at the Mart: buyers hungry for quality in Roscommon
Small numbers in Roscommon Mart last Friday led to yet another very positive week's trading.
7 February 2024 Markets