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Adopting split lambing to drive efficiency in Connemara

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

Aubrac breed ticking all the boxes for 70-cow suckler farmer

Aubrac cattle have proven to be game-changers on Alfie Hanbidge’s 70-strong suckler cow herd in Stratford-on-Slaney, Co. Wicklow. The seventh-generation farmer left school at 14...

‘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...

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”.

Calving beef heifers at 24 months

Calving heifers at 24-months-old

Revealed: Top dairy sires in 2019

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

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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Nuffield Scholar: How can Irish farmers be encouraged to meet greenhouse gas emissions targets?

In the final of our Nuffield Scholar series, editor of That's Farming, Catherina Cunnane, speaks to Pat O’Meara. How long have you been involved in...

PHOTOS: €295,000 for ‘ready-to-go’ 25-acre sheep milk business in Mayo

New to the property market at €295,000 is a 25-acre certified organic sheep milk business in Ballybeg, Kincon, Co. Mayo. According to Kirsten van der...

Johne’s Disease: Cause, how it spreads and financial losses

Ingestion of Johne’s bacteria via colostrum or milk from an infected dam is a primary source of infection for calves, writes Stephen Gilkinson, dairying...

Buildings dating back to 18th century restored to former glory

A farmer has restored a stable yard and overhead grain store/loft to their former glory. The outbuildings benefitted from funding under the 2020 Traditional Farm Buildings Scheme...