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PHOTOS: 50 in-calf heifers with ‘power, size, shape and style’ set for Elphin Mart

The McAnenly family of Mableview Farm will host their annual in-calf heifer sale this Friday (October 9th) at Elphin Mart. The family run a herd...

‘I always knew I wanted to do something agricultural-related or with animals’

Leah Armitage is a fourth-generation farmer and agricultural science student residing in Dalystown, outside Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Farming is a longstanding tradition on both sides...

VIDEO: 50 in-calf heifers with ‘power and style’ set for O’Connor’s sale

From humble beginnings to international interest, Martin O’Connor’s hotly-anticipated in-calf heifer sale is an annual highlight in the suckler farming calendar. Sales rings have been...

‘Quality over quantity seems to be the new norm’ – Walter Brennan

Aurivo Balla Mart, Co. Mayo will play host to Walter Brennan’s hotly-anticipated 13th annual in-calf heifer sale this Friday (November 20th). Forty-four commercial heifers, a...

Suckler farming: 100% AI and 39-month-old calving system

Noel O’Neill began farming a sheep and suckler enterprise in his own right in 2003. The Tinahely, Co. Wicklow native is an electrician by trade...

50-cow suckler herd soaring to success

Having efficient cows, getting the most value from a grass-based system and using the best genetics available are crucial to running a successful suckler...

‘My love for livestock started when I had to calf a cow when himself was at silage’

Rachel Connolly may be a social care graduate, but she now has her sights set on full-time dairy farming. The 23-year-old, who resides in Mitchelstown,...

Clonagh and Jennalyn Simmentals: Meet the Behans who sold a bull for €52,000

Clonagh Herds has scooped national titles at nearly all agricultural shows across the country, and they have just set the bar even higher. Last month,...

‘I love working long hours and driving large machinery’

Katelynn Bracken may only be 21 years of age, but she already has significant agricultural experience under her belt. Hailing from an organic beef and...

The Drumshanbo duo with a passion for breeding quality cattle and jiving

Annette and Colin McCormack, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim have a passion for country music and quality cattle. The couple, who lease a 34-acre farm, are parents...

Joe Melody: Farming a 180-cow dairy herd and 20 pedigree sucklers

Joe Melody (31), runs a fourth-generation dairy and suckler enterprise in Co. Clare with his parents, JJ, and Ann, owning 360-acres plus leased land....

‘I was terrified of cattle because I had never seen them before’

Growing up in the heart of Cork city is a far cry from Megan Foley’s current farming life. In 2014, she moved to Mallow,...
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