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‘We try to improve our flock every year by using 5-star rams with a high genetic merit’

The recipients of the 2020 LambPlus Award were Edmond and Paul O’Gorman, Lisfuncheon, Ballyporeen, Co. Tipperary.

VIDEO: 43 cows AI’d in one week on Newford Farm

Iarlaith Collins farm manager on Newford Suckler demonstration farm in Athenry gives a brief update on the breeding season so far on this earlier...

Adopting split lambing to drive efficiency in Connemara

Sheep farming - suckler farming - Connemara - BETTER programme - Teagasc

One-day event for beef, sheep and dairy farmers

The theme of ICBF's and Sheep Ireland’s upcoming genetics conference is “Breeding Solutions for today’s Challenges”.

Revealed: Top dairy sires in 2019

“Farmers are opting for both high-EBI daughter-proven bulls and genomic sires.”

Calving beef heifers at 24 months

Calving heifers at 24-months-old

New dairy breeding guidelines

The guidelines focus on improving the quality of calves coming from the dairy herd. New breeding guidelines, focused on improving the genetic merit of all...

VIDEO: Tips for the breeding season

Teagasc - breeding season - spring 2020 - dairy cows

Running an efficient suckler system

Teagasc estimates that for each day the calving interval extends beyond 365 days, it costs in the region of €2.20/cow/day.

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Farm group reacts to Dutch farm minister’s desire to ban Irish calves

A farm group has reacted to reports of Dutch agriculture minister, Carola Schouten’s desire to ban the import of Irish calves into the country. ICMSA...

Teen farming author sets up agri e-commerce site for Ugandan orphanage

During the COVID-19 lockdown, enthusiastic Cork-based teenager, Tadgh Quill-Manley, has set up a socially-conscious farm supplies e-commerce site. The 18-year-old Leaving Cert student is already...

5 arrested after €110,000 cannabis farm discovered

Five individuals have been arrested in the UK following the discovery of a £100,000 (approximately €110,000) cannabis farm. Northumbria Police received a report of men...

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...