Farmer Writes: shortening the breeding season
Tommy Moyles
As weather imprives, the yard has finally gone quiet and breeding is about to get underway on Tommy Moyles' farm.
Farmer Writes: powerful break from the rain
The suns long awaited appearance changed saw yard work dramatically reduced on Tommy Moyles' farm at Ardfield, Clonakilty, Co Cork.
1 May 2024 News
My Farming Week: Colin Kelly, Bealnamulla, Athlone, Roscommon.
Colin farms alongside his father on 40ac in Co Roscommon. They operate a suckler herd, selling weanlings in the mart at 10 months.
Making a final call on breeding replacement heifers
The late spring turnout will potentially see replacement heifers being underdeveloped for breeding this year. Weighing animals and making a tough call is strongly advised.
30 April 2024 Management
Farmer Writes: new challenges keep things fresh
James Strain takes on a new challenge of contract-rearing heifers for a local dairy farmer.
29 April 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: adaption continues as rain eases
Adapting to the weather has been part of the daily routine on Tommy Moyles' farm at Ardfield, Clonakilty, Co Cork, over the last month.
17 April 2024 Farmer Writes
In pictures: Heery's heifers hit over €5,000 in Carrigallen
Adam Woods reports from Jim Heery’s special sale of weanling heifers in Carrigallen Mart last Saturday.
9 April 2024 Markets
Heery hitting the high-end heifer market
Adam Woods visits a Cavan farmer aiming to breed high end heifers for a growing market.
6 April 2024 Breeding & health
Watch: Elphin heifer sale hits €7,700
Adam Woods reports from Elphin Mart's special breeding heifer sale held last week.
9 February 2024 Markets
Camera at the Mart: battle for breeders in Elphin
Adam Woods reports from last Wednesday’s special breeding sale in Elphin Mart, Co Roscommon.
7 February 2024 Markets
Scanning time for autumn-calving herds
Suckler farmers running autumn-calving herds should be giving thought to pregnancy scanning.
30 January 2024 Management