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A suckler farming success story: AI, grassland management & data recording

PJ O'Connor - Grassland Agro - UCD PhD - Moorepark - Suckler farming

‘We moved to the farm with nothing but some money in the bank’

29-year-old Rachel Evetts, and her partner, Jake of Manor Farm are chasing their farming dream on South Devon Coast.

‘It is a break from the busy Dublin lifestyle’

Niamh Murphy (19) grew up on a suckler and sheep farm in Ballytiglea, Borris, Co. Carlow and studies animal science at University College Dublin.

Balancing work and farming life

26-year-old Cathal Cassidy runs a 200-strong beef herd and 400-ewe flock with his father, Edward, while also working as a ruminant nutritionist with Alltech. The...

‘We are the wives of four of the Killen Brothers’

“The farm is always busy – there is always so much going on and it is very much a case of we all just...

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...

PHOTOS: 145-acre residential dairy farm with entitlements worth €18,400/year for sale

A “prime” residential dairy farm comprising circa 145-acres of land has been introduced to the market in Co. Limerick. For sale by private treaty through...

PHOTOS: Compact holding situated in ‘prime’ farming area for sale

A parcel of land, renowned for its grass growing ability and high productivity, is for sale in Omagh. The lands, comprising circa 31.3-acres, farmed as...

Organic dairying – everything you need to know before you take the leap

Organic dairying is a relatively small but growing sector within the dairy industry in Ireland, writes Dan Clavin, Teagasc organic specialist. Latest figures from DAFM show...

Opinion: Ireland’s 65,000 suckler farmers deserve a break

The 65,000 suckler farmers of Ireland deserve a break, writes Gerard O’Brien, ICSA suckler chair. They produce the cattle that Bord Bia profile on their...
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