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Dairy cow numbers to increase to 1.65 million by 2027 -Teagasc

Teagasc is predicting that by 2027, dairy cow numbers will increase to 1.65 million. The forecast is contained in the state agency’s 2027 Sectoral Road...

Teagasc to develop ‘integrated sustainable’ dairy-beef demonstration farm

Teagasc will work with dairy farmers to “accelerate” the green and digital transformation of dairy farming towards more sustainable systems. That is the commitment stated...

Galway dairy farmers aiming to achieve 500kgs of milk solids from 500kg cows

The removal of milk quotas fuelled the Keaveney family’s desire to expand their dairy farm. The enterprise, situated in Ballymoe, Co Galway, now consists of...

Jobs: Assistant farm manager for 550-cow dairy farm

A 550-cow grass-based spring-calving dairy farm is seeking an assistant farm manager. The farm is located 10 minutes from Kilkenny city.  Excellent farm facilities including...

Nuffield Scholar: The role of milk screening for disease within an effective herd health system

As part of a new series, That’s Farming interviews 2019 Nuffield Scholars. First up, Catherina Cunnane speaks to Ailish Moriarty, who has over 16 years’...

‘I enjoy being able to put on my wellies and head out the yard’

“Everybody must start somewhere, but a good attitude and an interest can take you a long way. One must set their goals and work...

Moycullen farmers planning to sell their own ‘lamb in a box’

Suckler farming - sheep farming - James Regan - Moycullen - lamb in a box

Calving and lambing during COVID-19

Calving and lambing during COVID-19 from CAFRE's hill farm centre.

VIDEO: ‘This year, we lambed about 750 ewes and 150 ewe lambs’

Farming in Kells, Co. Kilkenny, 2011 host farmer, William Hutchinson lambed 750 ewes and 150 ewe lambs this year.

Growing dairy farmer goes from 60 cows to over 300

Henry Walsh is a farmer based in Oranmore, Co. Galway working alongside his wife, Patricia, and his son, Enda. Working with his family is...

Farmers asked to notify department if badger setts found on land

Over the coming weeks, the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine (DAFM) will be seeking the assistance of herdowners throughout the country in...

Beef farmer running new online business from his kitchen table

FineStock.ie, a livestock competition website, is the brainchild of an innovative county Armagh beef farmer. The website, which went live last week, allows entrants to...
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Weather -Clouds & Showers with frost later in the week

  Monday Tonight Monday 30th will be mostly cloudy with patchy drizzle and mist, and lowest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees in the West, Tuesday Tomorrow, Tuesday...

A Firm Trade for all classes reported at Roscommon Mart

  Good numbers were on offer again this week with a firm trade for all classes at Roscommon Mart on Friday, November 27th according to...

INHFA push Minister on Designations and CAP at Virtual AGM

President of the Irish Natural  & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) Colm O’Donnell cautioned against the prospect of more land designations and stressed how the...

Testing silage and meal feeding cattle over winter

With the large amounts of rainfall recently, most beef farmers have housed the last of the beef cattle by now, writes James Concannon, Walsh...