Farm Programmes
New technologies helping breeding on Tullamore Farm
Darren Carty
Breeding is progressing nicely on Tullamore Farm, with cows put forward for breeding.
Top tips for getting suckler cows back in calf
Adam Woods takes a look at what’s important in terms of getting suckler cows back in calf
23 April 2024 Markets
Watch: dry cows hit over €3/kg in Elphin
Adam Woods reports from Monday night's special show and sale of dry cows in Elphin Mart, Co Roscommon.
Top heat detection aids for breeding 2024
With breeding likely to commence in a month’s time for many spring-calving suckler herds the attention should now turn to heat detection.
3 April 2024 Breeding
Tips for managing spring-calving herds until turnout
Where spring-calving cows will be housed until April, Kieran Mailey outlines some tips for indoor management.
10 March 2024 Sucklers
Suckler systems at a crossroads
Adam Woods previews what’s inside this week’s Irish Farmers Journal suckler Focus.
6 March 2024 Breeding & health
Keeping calves healthy on Tullamore Farm
Adam Woods take a look at what Tullamore Farm manager Shaun Diver is doing to keep calves healthy.
28 February 2024 Animal Health
The end of the road for small-scale suckling
John Moran believes older farmers are being forced out of sucklers by the complexity of support schemes.
21 February 2024 News
Are suckler calves getting enough colostrum?
The first feed of colostrum is crucial for newborn calves, but are animals getting enough?
13 February 2024 Management
Farmers Writes: the end of an era and the beginning of another
Having made the decision a while back, James Strain has no cows on his farm for the first time in over 100 years.
6 February 2024 Farmer Writes
Grazing patterns of ancient Ireland can offer a ‘blueprint’ for sustainability
Cattle have been farmed in Ireland for thousands of years with their past management offering us a potential blueprint for sustainable farming today. Barry Murphy reports.
20 December 2023 News
Farmer Writes: disillusionment with the powers that be
Communication around the changes to the suckler breeding indexes have dominated the news in beef circles of late, but will they have any impact on the sector, asks Tommy Moyles.
13 December 2023 Farmer Writes