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‘In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take’

As part of our Career Focus segment, That’s Farming speaks to Nathan Croke, who is a sheep and suckler farmer, UCD graduate, and livestock...

‘I was 14-years-old when I bought my first heifer at the local mart’

Fourth-generation farmer, Ciaran Conway, hails from Killawalla, 10km from Westport, in Co. Mayo. The 18-year-old divides his time between the family farm and his Leaving...

50-cow suckler herd soaring to success

Having efficient cows, getting the most value from a grass-based system and using the best genetics available are crucial to running a successful suckler...

VIDEO: Weanling heifer sells for €21.47/kg at Stranorlar Mart

Rising to €7,300 at the Elite Commercial Haltered Sale at Stranorlar Mart on Saturday, November 21st was a Charolais-cross weanling heifer. The 340kg entry, property...

VIDEO: €7,400 for weanling heifer at Stranorlar Mart

A top call of €7,400 was recorded at the Elite Commercial Haltered Sale at Stranorlar Mart on Saturday, November 21st. Sean Hughes, Carrickmacross, Co....

21-year-old farming 40 sucklers and supplying almost 1,000 cattle to customers annually

At the tender age of 21, Darren Convey is one of Ireland’s youngest full-time suckler farmers. The Swinford, Co. Mayo native embarked on his progressive...

‘There is no point living in the shed day and night’

That's Farming interviews Shane McGovern, a suckler and sheep farmer and apprentice. Shane McGovern is a 21-year-old sheep and suckler farmer completing an apprenticeship in...

Successful breeder reveals secrets for a top-quality herd

As part of our Suckler Focus, That's Farming speaks to David Erskine of Fieldview Charolais.  David Erskine, Crosses, Ballybay Road, Co. Monaghan keeps 50 suckler cows,...

‘If you break that down to 365 days, it is working out at 90c/kg in the price of a weanling’

Dermot Kelleher took office as the new president of Irish Cattle & Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) at its AGM on Thursday, January 28th, 2021. The...

Father-and-son duo fetching up to €6,000 for commercial suckler weanlings

In this week's Suckler Focus, Kieran Killeen discusses ET work, using 100% AI, commanding premium prices for commercial show-type progeny, farming with his father...
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