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Dairy
Almost 50% cut to profit if derogation is lost
Aidan Brennan
Thomas Condon reports from the Dairygold farm walk on the Goggin farm in Cork where water quality and the impact of the derogation was the centre of attention.
5 June 2024 Pedigree
JALEX jolt for biggest and best sale yet
Shanon Kinahan has all the details you need for the upcoming sale of almost 300 Commercial Cattle at the JALEX on farm auction.
25 May 2024 Management
Five tips for a positive breeding season
Breeding will be getting under way for predominantly March- to May-calving herds and to help boost conception rates, outlined are some management tips.
Making a final call on breeding replacement heifers
The late spring turnout will potentially see replacement heifers being underdeveloped for breeding this year. Weighing animals and making a tough call is strongly advised.
30 April 2024 Management
Five tips to prepare stock bulls for breeding
For suckler herds calving in early spring, breeding is one month away, so thoughts should be turning towards getting stock bulls prepared in good time.
13 April 2024 Management
Do cow collars improve fertility?
Aidan Brennan looks at some recent data from over 2.4m cows in New Zealand which assessed fertility performance in herds with and without automated heat detection systems.
10 April 2024 Breeding
Breeding: foster mare support
The Northern Ireland Horse Board (NIHB) provides a foster mare and orphan foal alert service for the whole island of Ireland, writes Helen Sharp.
27 March 2024 Breeding
Breeding: a bright future for Irish breeding
Wendy Conlon of Teagasc shares the achievements of the successful Young Breeders’ Programme.
27 March 2024 Breeding
Breeding: new breeding barns at Ballypatrick Stables
Helen Sharp headed to Co Tipperary to visit Cheryl and Greg Broderick and take a tour of the new breeding barns at Ballypatrick Stables.
27 March 2024 Breeding
Where to now for dairy breeding
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the key things farmers should be looking for when picking bulls and outlines areas where the industry needs to improve.
13 March 2024 Spring AI
Irish Horse: a job for every horse
It’s been a tough week on the farm for Helen Sharp and she reflects on our enduring and changing partnership with the horse.
14 February 2024 Breeding
Irish Horse Ringside Stories: multitasking in Mohill
Irish Draughts and Hereford cattle – Leitrim teenager Paul Bohan has enjoyed success with both in the showring. In conversation with Susan Finnerty.
7 February 2024 Breeding