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VIDEO: Using Blue and Charolais sires on 140-cow dairy herd

Anthony Murphy is a dairy farmer by nature, milking 140 cows in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. He uses a selection of beef AI sires including Belgian...

ETTG revisits one of Ireland’s largest suckler farms

The spotlight will be on suckler farming, dairy expansion, and beekeeping in this week’s episode of Ear to the Ground. The second part of the...

Benefits of feeding colostrum and transition milk

On dairy farms, heifer rearing is the second largest annual expense after concentrates, accounting for almost 20% of production costs/ That is according to Dr...

VIDEO: Circular manure-handling system makes three types of fertiliser

Lely has launched a new shed system for separating mineral flows and converting emissions into value. The Lely Sphere separates manure and urine, converts nitrogen...

Wanted: Farmers looking to get their dairy stock contract-reared in 2021

An increasing number of dairy farmers are looking to engage with other farmers to rear their replacement heifers for them. Irish Farm Services specialises in...

What to consider when designing dairy buildings

There are four main factors when considering any cow house refurbishment or new build, according to Mark Scott, CAFRE senior dairying development adviser. Cubicle...

Swapping nursing for farming a 120-cow dairy herd

Drumderg Farm’s expansion journey has allowed Margaret Little to take an alternative pathway, swapping full-time nursing for life as a full-time farmer. She farms in...

How this autumn-calving dairy herd is improving milk produced from grass

The Kirkwood farm, Co. Down is predominantly an autumn-calving farm with 145 cows plus replacement stock on the 100% grassland farm. Calving started on the...

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Farmer resorting ‘back to ass and cart’ selling tractor tyres

A humorous advertisement offering tractor tyres for sale has appeared on Donedeal.ie. The listing has been placed by a Kildare-based user over the past 24...

VIDEO: Using Blue and Charolais sires on 140-cow dairy herd

Anthony Murphy is a dairy farmer by nature, milking 140 cows in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. He uses a selection of beef AI sires including Belgian...

Northern buyers active for heifers at Castlerea Mart

A good entry of stock went under the hammer at Castlerea Mart’s online-only sale on Thursday (October 29th). Mart manager, Brendan Egan, said: “The heifer...

Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions: Ban on game hunting

The pheasant shooting season, due to commence on Sunday, November 1st, has been postponed in light of Covid-19 restrictions. Gardaí have confirmed that recreational hunting...