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Decisions to be made for Tullamore bulls
Adam Woods
Adam Woods takes a look at the economics of finishing this year’s crop of bulls on Tullamore Farm and whether to sell or feed on.
 
 
Planting trees to capture ammonia on Limerick dairy farm
Planting trees to capture ammonia on Limerick dairy farm
Planting a tree belt can be an effective way to reduce ammonia emissions from farm buildings, while simultaneously providing a lively habitat for biodiversity, writes Emma Hart.
Reflections on a career as a farming consultant in Co Clare
Reflections on a career as a farming consultant in Co Clare
After almost three decades as a farm adviser, Patsy Carrucan was happy to retire from the growing workload, ‘trickier’ applications and ever-shrinking timeframes involved, writes Brendan Dunford.
A record-breaking 2023: our warmer world means weirder weather
A record-breaking 2023: our warmer world means weirder weather
Ultimately, lived experience of changing weather patterns could change farming practices far faster than any scheme, payment or regulation.
Regenerative farming in Roscommon
Regenerative farming in Roscommon
Robert and Mervyn Auchmuty have a keen interest in sustainability and see how cutting costs and enhancing nature are absolutely compatible, writes Brendan Dunford.
2023 - a perfect storm of poor prices, weather and yield in the Tramlines
2023 - a perfect storm of poor prices, weather and yield in the Tramlines
This week, the From the Tramlines farmers give their highs and lows of an extremely challenging year, Conor Kehoe reports.
Potato harvest and cereal planting halted by rain
Potato harvest and cereal planting halted by rain
This week, Conor Kehoe talks to farmers in Kildare, Wexford, and Westmeath, where harvesting and drilling took place before Storm Babet arrived last week.
Decisions to be made for Tullamore bulls
Decisions to be made for Tullamore bulls
Adam Woods takes a look at the economics of finishing this year’s crop of bulls on Tullamore Farm and whether to sell or feed on.
Decisions to be made for Tullamore bullsSPONSORED
Decisions to be made for Tullamore bulls
Adam Woods takes a look at the economics of finishing this year’s crop of bulls on Tullamore Farm and whether to sell or feed on.
Countdown to calving on Tullamore FarmSPONSORED
Countdown to calving on Tullamore Farm
Adam Woods checks in with Tullamore Farm manager Shaun Diver as calving is about to kick off next week.
Breeding coming to a close for Tullamore Farm ewesSPONSORED
Breeding coming to a close for Tullamore Farm ewes
90% of mature ewes have now been serviced, with the ram having now also gone in with replacement ewe lambs.
Watch: Tullamore heifers top out at €2,520SPONSORED
Watch: Tullamore heifers top out at €2,520
Adam Woods reports from the Tullamore Farm annual in-calf heifer sale, which took place in Roscrea mart on Wednesday night.
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