A deserving Champions cup for Coughlan's
Shanon Kinahan
Shanon Kinahan reports from a the Irish Vendéen Sheep Society All-Irelands in Athenry
20 March 2024 Fodder
What are forage crops costing to grow?
Farmers should look at the Teagasc crop costs and returns before planting forage crops and see how their figures will differ.
11 October 2023 Breeding & health
Assessing autumn liver fluke control options
With the greatest immediate threat likely to be from acute liver fluke it is important that producers select a product that targets at least immature liver fluke.
Sheep Management: weighing lambs, cobalt deficiency and lamb castration
Where a weighing scales has not been used for a significant period of time, it is important to check that it is weighing lambs accurately.
5 July 2023 Management
Sheep Management: FECs, worming dogs, fodder budgets and TAMS deadlines
There are options available to farmers to receive financial and veterinary assistance in carrying out checks for anthelmintic resistance.
28 June 2023 Management
Farm costs rising as bad weather takes toll
The Irish Farmers Journal livestock team examines just how much the poor spring is costing on farms nationwide.
13 April 2023 News
Sheep health corner: dealing with entropion, a seldom but frustrating ailment
The condition generally expresses itself in newborn lambs in the first 24 hours of life and causes sore eyes and significant discomfort in lambs.
10 March 2023 Breeding & health
Handling focus: designing the unit for yourself and the animal
The design of a handling unit should take into account both the safety of the operator and the safety of the livestock passing through it.
7 December 2022 Buildings
Sheep dipping facilities: keeping the environment and your own health in mind
With sheep dip being one of the most hazardous tasks undertaken on a sheep farm, a proper dipping system in place is required to keep risks to human health and the environment to a minimum.
7 December 2022 Buildings
Testing silage is not tick the box stuff
Adam Woods takes a look at silage quality testing and what to look out for when you get your results.
16 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Buying a ram or getting ready for breeding – what do I need to look out for?
A quick and simple physical examination can identify a high percentage of the undesirable traits a ram can possess. Darren Carty reports
3 September 2022 Management
Autumn animal health checks
Declan Marren has an overview of the autumn animal health focus which covers vaccination protocols, anthelmintic resistance and preparing ewes for the breeding season.
31 August 2022 Breeding & health