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Ag student farming 65-cow suckler herd with father optimistic about the future

Niall Bailey is a suckler farmer and agricultural science student, residing on the Wicklow/Carlow border, just outside Tullow. The 20-year-old is the sixth generation of...

‘The devil will be in the detail’ of €45m Covid beef scheme – farm leader

ICSA president, Edmond Phelan, has reacted to today’s budget, which he said provokes “some questions”. He outlined that there is "clarity" around the continuation of...

VIDEO: Commercial heifer sells for over €10,300

A Limousin-cross-Belgian Blue heifer stole the limelight at the Royal Ulster Beef & Lamb Championships, yesterday (Tuesday, November 24th) when she climbed to £9,200. Dermot...

Jalex Herd to host sale of 50 in-calf commercial heifers in 2021

One of the first livestock auctions to take place in 2021 has been announced by auctioneer Richard Beattie. James and Nelson Alexander, Randalstown have handpicked...

How farmers can save money when feeding cattle this winter

While this has been an exceptionally challenging year in all our lifetimes with so many changes required to the way we live, work, and...

‘When I was at school, it was seen as a bit weird for a girl to be interested in farming’

Pursuing a career in the agricultural sector was a natural progression for Chloe McFarland. The 23-year-old hails from a mixed beef and sheep farm, consisting...

Clonina Beef Shorthorns: ‘Shorthorns are ideal suckler dams’

Catherina Cunnane, editor of That's Farming, interviews the owners of Clonina Beef Shorthorns. The Conway’s experience of a Shorthorn-cross cow’s ability to breed “superior quality”...

Aidansfield Salers dispersed following sudden death of owner

The Aidansfield Salers herd was dispersed on Saturday, January 9th, 2021, following the death of its founder. Conor Colgan, originally from Northern Ireland, died after...

Farmers face paying back €40m in BEAM money

Some 18,000 farmers currently not achieving the 5% reduction requirement in the BEAM scheme could have to hand back as much as €40m out...

VIDEO: €3,000 for Inzagi daughter at Elphin Mart

€3,000 was forked out for a March-2020-born Blonde-cross weanling heifer at Naughton’s special sale at Elphin Mart earlier tonight (Friday, October 16th). The four-star “cracking...
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