MJ Doran

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MJ Doran

MJ Doran has recently completed his degree in Animal & Crop Production in UCD and will graduate with an honours degree in September, 2017. He comes from a dairy farming background in south Co. Carlow and has a strong interest in the global agricultural industry. Apart from agriculture, his main interest is sport. He plays Gaelic football and soccer for his local clubs at home.

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Student blog: Harvest 2016 means plenty of long hours on 2,500ha tillage farm

Student blog: Harvest 2016 means plenty of long hours on 2,500ha tillage farm

I arrived in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, on July 7 to carry out nine weeks of crop placement on a highly...

Dealing with docks: ‘If you can eliminate them more grass will grow in their place’

Dealing with docks: ‘If you can eliminate them more grass will grow in their place’

The amount of grass grown on farms would increase if farmers eliminated docks from their swards, according to TP Whelehan’s...

New Holland unveil new methane powered tractor at Cereals 2016

New Holland unveil new methane powered tractor at Cereals 2016

UK and Irish farmers got a first-hand look at New Holland’s new methane powered T6.180 tractor at Cereals 2016. James...

Why dung sampling is important before dosing

Why dung sampling is important before dosing

Dung sampling your calves can save you money this grazing season, according to Vet Frank O’Sullivan. He said it is...

Cattle Marts: Grass growth brings farmers out in force to marts

Cattle Marts: Grass growth brings farmers out in force to marts

The excellent grass growing conditions of the last week has brought farmers out in force around the ring at cattle...

Increased use of beef bulls in dairy herds this year as milk prices plummet

Increased use of beef bulls in dairy herds this year as milk prices plummet

There has been an increase in the number of dairy farmers using beef sires in 2016, according to marketing manager...

10 things to get your farming ‘auld lad’ this Father’s Day

10 things to get your farming ‘auld lad’ this Father’s Day

This Sunday is Father’s Day and if you’ve left it until the last minute to get you father something well...

Border controls ‘inevitable’ should the UK leave the EU

Border controls ‘inevitable’ should the UK leave the EU

It is inevitable that there will be border controls between the North and the south of Ireland should the UK...

Fertiliser prices vary by €35/tonne around the country

Fertiliser prices vary by €35/tonne around the country

Fertiliser prices are varying around the country by as much as €60/t as fertiliser sales are beginning to gather speed....