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VIDEO: How this farmer is saving €2,500/year

Teagasc is advising farmers to follow the 3 Ts to make better quality silage. These include testing your: Slurry; Soil; Silage. One farmer attempting to deploy...

‘Don’t skimp on the fertiliser for silage’

In this article, a Teagasc advisor covers how to make good quality silage. According to Austin Callaghan, drystock advisor, Teagasc Claremorris, silage fields should be...

Farmers urged to be mindful of bikes on roads

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) encourages farmers to be mindful of cyclists and motorbike riders when using public roads. The appeal comes as one of the...

The ‘forgotten fertiliser’ on Irish farms

According to Mark Plunkett, Teagasc Johnstown Castle, lime is most definitely the forgotten fertiliser on Irish farms. Irish farmers are currently only applying 50% of...

How one farmer is reducing his workload during calving and calf rearing

Seamus Murray runs a compact calving herd but has aimed to reduce the workload with a number of simple ideas.

‘There is no point in feeding an empty cow all winter to discover she is not in-calf in the spring’

Mary Ann Alexander, an agri-environment adviser at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), writes about preparing your yard and housing for the winter.

Suckling or calf-to-beef – what system is more profitable?

Tom Coll, Teagasc drystock advisor, poses the question 'suckling or calf-to-beef, which system is more profitable?'. When comparing calf-to-beef and suckling-to-beef systems it is true...

‘My love for livestock started when I had to calf a cow when himself was at silage’

Rachel Connolly may be a social care graduate, but she now has her sights set on full-time dairy farming. The 23-year-old, who resides in Mitchelstown,...

Rare Breed: How many of James’ 300 heifers are in-calf?

It’s March 2020 for the Rare Breed farmers as they return to our screens at 7:30pm tonight (Tuesday, January 23rd) for episode three of...

Farming 300 calves and 800-acres and operating a haulage and contracting firm

As part of this week’s Contractor of the Week segment, That’s Farming speaks to Maurice Gannon of Gannon Agri Contractors about his life-long experience...
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