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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...

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...

19-year-old soaring to success on dairy show circuit

Rachel Corley may only be 19-years-old, but she has already competed in numerous cattle shows across the island of Ireland, the UK and Europe. A...

VIDEO: Wraps taken off ‘first fully autonomous’ zero-grazing machine

The “first” concept for the “fully autonomous” harvesting and feeding of fresh grass has been unveiled by a global producer of robotic milking and...

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...

Beef cow numbers fall by over 180,000

If we look at CSO data and compare the year 2000 with 2019, dairy cow numbers have increased by 328,000 or 28%, writes Liam...

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...

‘The devil will be in the detail’ of €45m Covid beef scheme – farm leader

ICSA president, Edmond Phelan, has reacted to today’s budget, which he said provokes “some questions”. He outlined that there is "clarity" around the continuation of...

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Major decline in number of southern cattle moving north for slaughter

Base quotes for-in spec U-3 grade prime cattle ranged from 354- 360p/kg across plants in Northern Ireland this week, according to the Livestock and...

‘Quad bikes and scramblers are not toys’

The RSA and An Garda Síochána have launched a new public awareness campaign to highlight the dangers of quad bikes and scramblers pose to...

Stronger weanling bulls a tougher sell at Castlerea Mart

“Good” numbers of stock turned out for Castlerea Mart's online-only sale under Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions, according to Brendan Egan. Store heifers met with a...

You are not a real mart-goer if you do not…

Own a pair of dealer boots; Wear a quilted jacket; Attend mart sales weekly; Talk about cattle prices every hour of the day; ...