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Farmer Writes: once bitten, twice shy, third time a fool?
Tommy Moyles
There's been little let up in the cold winds this summer, as Tommy Moyles reflects on the challenges they provide and on news from the Netherlands, which could prove challenging for Irish farmers.
26 June 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: the university of experience
After a difficult 12 months in farming, Tommy Moyles takes a look back at what lessons he might learn from the last year on his farm at Ardfield, Clonakilty, Co Cork.
Discussion forums at BEEF2024 open day
There are a number of discussion forums that are taking place at BEEF 2024 on dairy beef, suckler beef and wider industry issues.
One in four farmers to cut cow numbers
While 26% of suckler farmers are planning on scaling back, others remain set on building numbers.
19 June 2024 News
Farmer Writes: breeding season progressing
Breeding season is getting under way for the cows on Tommy Moyles' farm at Ardfield, Clonakilty, but there's no line drawn through calving yet.
29 May 2024 Farmer Writes
SCEP training course: tips on how to access and complete
With applicants receiving their training pin code in recent days, this questions-and-answers format covers some timely advice in an easy-to-follow manner.
19 May 2024 News
Farmer Writes: shortening the breeding season
As weather imprives, the yard has finally gone quiet and breeding is about to get underway on Tommy Moyles' farm.
15 May 2024 Farmer Writes
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 Farmer Writes
My Farming Week: Dessie Howley, Bonniconlon, Co Mayo
Dessie Howley, Bonninconlon, Co Mayo, farms with his wife Sharon and three children in north Mayo. They had a few surprises over the recent calving season.
24 April 2024 News
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
Farmer Writes: 12 months' rain in nine
The rain rolls on in west Cork as well as everywhere else in the country and Tommy Moyles has had to adapt his farm plans accordingly.
3 April 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: rain has to stop sometime
Difficult weather has meant that Tommy Moyles has had to adapt on-farm management on a weekly and sometimes even daily basis.
20 March 2024 Farmer Writes