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‘The notion that calving at 22-26 months will stunt their growth is simply not true’

In this article, Aidan Murray, Teagasc beef specialist, discusses calving heifers at 22-26 months and six-week calving rates. The ICBF 5 Year Trend Report,...

How this 280-cow dairy farmer is taking the physical work out of calf rearing

Waterford dairy farmer, Sean Nolan, provides an insight into his enterprise, calving and how the JFC Agri Evolution S4 automatic calf feeder benefitted his...

Prevention of scour is much better and less expensive than cure

Calves are an expensive commodity, and to successfully rear healthy calves, prevention of disease is a better financial bet than firefighting clinical outbreaks and...

‘Work hard to achieve your goals’ – graduate on agri-food careers

Joining CAFRE’s Loughry Campus after completing his GCSEs at Cookstown High School, laid the foundations for Jonathan Wilkinson’s career in the agri-food sector. He studied...

Increasing a suckler cow’s net margin by €285/head

In this article, Martina Harrington, Teagasc beef specialist, outlines the impact decreasing calving internals and increasing the number of calves per cow per year...

Drivers hospitalised after car collides with rear of tractor in Mayo

The drivers of a tractor and car have been hospitalised following a road traffic collision in Co. Mayo. The incident occurred on Friday evening (February...

62 dogs surrendered as illegal dog breeding establishment exposed

An illegal dog breeding establishment, operating without a licence, has been uncovered in Co. Offaly. ISPCA and Offaly County Council led a joint operation, in...

How these dairy farmers are saving 21 hours per week

Dairy farmers, Kevin, and Ciara Callanan, tell us about their dairy farm enterprise and how their system has been revolutionised since installing a JFC...

A guide to a successful lambing season

The lambing season is fast approaching for the midseason flock with most of the early lambing completed. With this in mind, Eamonn Patten, drystock...

What agricultural course should I study?

Thinking about studying agriculture in college? In this article, Serena Gibbons, Education Officer, Teagasc Galway/Clare, discusses agricultural courses options in Ireland. With lots of courses...

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