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‘I have always wanted to do veterinary medicine for as long as I can remember’

Nicole Bratton grew up on a sheep farm and is studying veterinary medicine at University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at Sutton Bonington campus.

VIDEO: Diversity the key to success on Kildare native’s mixed farm

Trevor Harris run two farms, there is the home farm, 140-acres, which is cattle and sheep both organic and biodynamic certified.

VIDEO: Producing organic grass-fed beef and lamb for decades

The Shackleton family farm 320-acres and having been providing organic grass-fed beef and lamb to their customers since 1996.

PHOTOS: €900,000 sought for two-storey house ‘brimming with country charm’

A two-storey house “brimming with country charm” has been introduced to the market by joint selling agents, JP & M Doyle and Raymond Potterson...

Time to be vigilant for grass tetany

Time to be vigilant for grass tetany

VIDEO: How to manage grass supplies until growth rates exceed demand

Michael Gottstein - Teagasc - Sheep - Grass tetany - Grassland management

Farmer’s Diary: I can actually hear the grass growing…

That’s Farming weekly contributor, Clodagh Hughes, runs a sheep enterprise on the Monaghan/Louth border near Inniskeen.

‘Turn out ewes and lambs to grass as soon as the weather allows’

Spring grazing - spring lambing - grass tetany - sheep farming - flock management

‘I like a ewe lamb from twins to be achieving at least 330g/day and 400g/day for singles’

Careful consideration on the selection of replacement ewe lambs is something vital to the future performance of the flock. And, it is something that...

Should I sell or finish my lambs?

CAFRE’s Nigel Gould writes about the pros and cons of finishing and selling lambs.

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Gardaí detain tractor with tax 7 years out of date

A tractor was detained at a Covid-19 checkpoint in the midlands earlier on Saturday, October 24th. The agricultural vehicle was stopped by Meath Crime Prevention’s...

VIDEO: ‘Failure of online sales system has created havoc for sellers and buyers’

Government rules need to be tweaked to address the disruption in livestock sales, according to Timmy Dooley, senator for County Clare and Fianna Fáil...

VIDEO: ‘If you do not know how to use a computer, you cannot buy cattle’

Independent TD, Michael Healy Rae, has asked the government to permit buyers around sales rings in livestock marts under Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions. He said...

Animal ban for farmers after 250 sheep put down

Two people from Gwynedd, Wales have been prosecuted and banned from owning, keeping, dealing, or transporting any farm animal. The individuals caused a flock of...