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Emphasis should be on reducing methane, not reducing cows – farm leader

Prof. John Fitzgerald’s proposals to reduce suckler cow numbers were “short-sighted” and “failed to take account of the economic and social contribution made by...

 ‘Suckler cows have a bad name’ – 100-cow farmer

James Madigan, Co. Kilkenny, believes grassland management, having excellent silage, and a good cow are the key elements of successful suckler farming in Ireland. He...

Farmer makes calf carrier using old pram

That's Farming speaks to a beef farmer who has created his own DIY calf carrier. They say: “necessity is the mother of invention” and that is...

Cost of keeping smaller VS larger suckler cows

Improving profitability on suckler farms is a challenge that has been achieved by farmers operating at high management levels, writes Kevin McGrath, CAFRE beef...

Body Condition Scoring and minerals important pre-calving

Keith Fahy, B&T Drystock Adviser, Teagasc Galway/Clare, discuses Body Condition Scoring and minerals pre-calving. Body Condition Scoring and minerals  As we begin a new year, we...

County breakdown: Suckler cow numbers fall by over 85,000 in 4 years

Suckler cow numbers have declined for a fourth consecutive year with figures now standing at 950,963 head. In the last four years, the number of...

Preparing for calving: Keep dogs out of sight when entering calving pens

Preparing for calving: Prepare well in advance of the main spring calving period, writes Nigel Gould at CAFRE. Check facilities and calving supplies to allow...
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