Breeding

Society suggests verifying carbon footprint of Jersey cows

Society suggests verifying carbon footprint of Jersey cows

January 18, 2022

‘Don’t let worms hinder the fertility of ewe lambs ahead of breeding’

‘Don’t let worms hinder the fertility of ewe lambs ahead of breeding’

September 25, 2021

The root of disappointing scan results revealed

The root of disappointing scan results revealed

Embryo deaths due to twinning, along with the dry cow – fresh cow transition, are the two main causes of...

September 7, 2019

Research update: How has timed AI fared on suckler cows?

Research update: How has timed AI fared on suckler cows?

Currently, the amount of suckler farms in Ireland using AI is low; somewhere in the region of 25% of progeny...

June 9, 2019

Buying a stock bull this year? Here’s a few words of advice

Buying a stock bull this year? Here’s a few words of advice

“Buying a stock bull is easy – making sure he gets cows in calf in a compact breeding season for...

February 16, 2018

World Dairy Summit: The Co. Down herd in the top 1% of £PLI rankings

World Dairy Summit: The Co. Down herd in the top 1% of £PLI rankings

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) in Hillsborough, Co. Down is home to one of the UK’s top £PLI ranking...

November 6, 2017

Best-practice tips for beef and sheep farmers – for May

Best-practice tips for beef and sheep farmers – for May

Best-practice guidelines for beef and sheep farmers during the month of May have been released by the Department of Agriculture,...

May 4, 2017

Neglect reliable sires at your peril this breeding season

Neglect reliable sires at your peril this breeding season

The breeding season is fast approaching and decisions made in the coming weeks will have a lasting impact on your...

March 29, 2017

Is your farm up to the six-week in-calf rate challenge?

Is your farm up to the six-week in-calf rate challenge?

A six-week in-calf rate is important for driving dairy farm profitability, according to LIC’s Joyce Voogt. Voogt, Manager of the...

November 22, 2016

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...

June 20, 2016

Dairy farmers – advice for 2016: ‘Keep it simple stupid’

Dairy farmers – advice for 2016: ‘Keep it simple stupid’

Irish dairy farmers must strive to improve grassland output and utilisation in 2016, according to Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) advisor...

January 26, 2016

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...

March 22, 2015

Research identifies new ways of treating cereal diseases

Research identifies new ways of treating cereal diseases

Manipulating the genetic make-up of cereal plants may well open up radical new ways of killing off fungal pathogens, which...

February 12, 2015

Genetics research to improve ewe longevity

Genetics research to improve ewe longevity

New research funded by EBLEX into the genetics of ewe longevity could benefit the sheep industry on the back of...

November 27, 2014