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US market offers an outlet for UK carcass trimmings

US market offers an outlet for UK carcass trimmings

The export target for Irish beef in the US should be carcass trimmings which would be used to manufacture burgers....

Brexit: ‘No chance’ UK will leave the EU

Brexit: ‘No chance’ UK will leave the EU

Odds being laid in Brussels on whether the UK will quit the EU stand at around 1/6 on – which...

How to maintain grass quality when growth barely meets demand

How to maintain grass quality when growth barely meets demand

It has been extremely difficult to maintain grass quality in June, but staying on an 18-19-day rotation definitely helped us...

How to manage cash flow on a dairy farm

How to manage cash flow on a dairy farm

Continuing low milk prices are putting real pressure on farm cash flow with fertiliser and contractor bills to be paid,...

UK prime cattle supplies expected to be tighter over next six months

UK prime cattle supplies expected to be tighter over next six months

Prime cattle supplies in the UK are expected to be tighter over next six months according to Quality Meat Scotland...

‘Once a Charolais calf gets up, you know that nothing can beat it for growth rates and weight’

‘Once a Charolais calf gets up, you know that nothing can beat it for growth rates and weight’

The new Beef Data and Genomics Programme aims to dramatically improve maternal traits in the national herd over the next...

Guide to grants and funding available to those with forestry

Guide to grants and funding available to those with forestry

The new Forestry Programme will involve a commitment of €482 million to the forestry sector. Under the programme the Afforestation...

Great guide to new rules around using pesticides

Great guide to new rules around using pesticides

The introduction of the Sustainable Use Directive (SUD) has created many questions for farmers and Teagasc staff over recent months. Many...

The grass is no longer greener on the agri side of the fence in Northern Ireland

The grass is no longer greener on the agri side of the fence in Northern Ireland

There was a time when most sectors of the Northern Ireland economy looked on with envy at the environment in...

How to control parasites at grass for beef suckler herds

How to control parasites at grass for beef suckler herds

One of the common reasons for lack of thrive in young beef cattle at grass is parasitic infection, according to...

How to manage a second dairy farm 70km away

How to manage a second dairy farm 70km away

The key decision on whether to rent  a farm over 70km away and establish a dairy enterprise on it, was...

‘New dairy entrants need a “big bang” approach’

‘New dairy entrants need a “big bang” approach’

New dairy entrants should adopt a ‘big bang’ approach, according to Richard Snell, a dairy consultant from New Zealand. Speaking...

Thoughts turn to improving beef market stability as prime cattle prices in UK crash

Thoughts turn to improving beef market stability as prime cattle prices in UK crash

British finishers are wincing at the most recent evidence that the UK’s prime beef cattle market is unacceptably volatile. And,...

What’s the best fertiliser for your ground?

What’s the best fertiliser for your ground?

Soil temperature is now 9 degrees here in Tyrone and grass is beginning to jump; quite timely as we need...

Herd health key as Waterford dairy farmers double cow numbers

Herd health key as Waterford dairy farmers double cow numbers

Herd health is set to play a key role on the Ashdale Farm in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford as it continues to...

Fertiliser rules for this year’s grass silage

Fertiliser rules for this year’s grass silage

Grass silage has a large nutrient demand and adequate N, P & K is essential for maximising grass yield and producing...

Boiling point on beef 5th quarter may see value of deadweight cattle reassessed

Boiling point on beef 5th quarter may see value of deadweight cattle reassessed

The rise in export value of unpaid fifth quarter beef products could trigger re-examination of how value of deadweight cattle...

5 things to know before buying a bull

5 things to know before buying a bull

A pedigree stock bull is a substantial investment. For many, it is something they will hopefully only have to buy once every five...