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Poultry red mite product first in EU to include animal welfare improvement

Poultry red mite product first in EU to include animal welfare improvement

“When mite levels increase, as they do in the summer months, it’s essential to treat quickly, with a product that...

June 24, 2021

Water quality and quantity are critical for optimum animal health

Water quality and quantity are critical for optimum animal health

Water is a crucial component of optimum animal health and investing in a water system that delivers for your herd...

June 24, 2021

Nationwide open days to show robotic milking on grass-based systems

Nationwide open days to show robotic milking on grass-based systems

Lely Center Mullingar and Lely Center Mitchelstown, in association with AIB and Alternative Energy Ireland (AEI), are hosting five open...

June 22, 2021

Protect your future yields from IBR

Protect your future yields from IBR

Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) is a hidden disease in many beef and dairy herds, and one that can prove costly....

June 16, 2021

New grassland weedkiller launched for Irish farmers

New grassland weedkiller launched for Irish farmers

A powerful new grassland weedkiller has been introduced in Ireland for 2021.  The product is available as two brands –...

June 16, 2021

Cork farmer: 17 years maximising slurry potential for optimum soil health

Cork farmer: 17 years maximising slurry potential for optimum soil health

A little over thirty minutes outside Cork City is the village of Lissarda, where Trevor Crowley farms alongside his wife,...

June 15, 2021

Crops watch: Targeting beet inputs towards crop performance

Crops watch: Targeting beet inputs towards crop performance

In this Terrachem Cropswatch video, John Mulhare discusses the performance of his beet herbicide programme and highlights his standard approach...

June 14, 2021

The importance of quality assured lamb at farm level

The importance of quality assured lamb at farm level

Historically, the greatest demand for Quality Assured lamb has been from the Irish retail market. However, this is fast changing,...

June 10, 2021

Five reasons why you should check the knives in your diet feeder regularly

Five reasons why you should check the knives in your diet feeder regularly

It is important to regularly check the knives in in your diet feeder for wear and tear. Damaged or worn...

June 9, 2021

How a 130ac Waterford farm gained a 10% increase in milk yields

How a 130ac Waterford farm gained a 10% increase in milk yields

Ger Murphy, Fennor, Co. Waterford, runs a busy dairy farm with a herd of high-yielding Holsteins. The 130ac farm is...

June 4, 2021

Can we learn from Covid-19 when controlling PRRS on-farm?

Can we learn from Covid-19 when controlling PRRS on-farm?

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is a single-stranded RNA virus, present across the globe and the cause of death...

June 4, 2021

Solar PV: What are the financial and installation options?

Solar PV: What are the financial and installation options?

Climate change is on the national and global agenda, and the farming community is keen to make sustainable choices and...

June 4, 2021

Grass: Avoid a drop in performance and act on information

Grass: Avoid a drop in performance and act on information

Whether you are a beef, dairy or sheep farmer, it is important to maximise average daily gain or milk production...

June 4, 2021

Hybrid Winter Barley: You need a very good reason not to grow it in 2022

Hybrid Winter Barley: You need a very good reason not to grow it in 2022

Early June is always a favourite time of mine to walk into winter crops and admire the power of nature....

June 1, 2021

Increasing the productivity of a grass based, mid-season lambing system

Increasing the productivity of a grass based, mid-season lambing system

Shane Moore, BETTER Farm sheep participant, has been developing the infrastructure on his farm in recent years to allow him...

May 31, 2021

Do calves need an IBR vaccine?

Do calves need an IBR vaccine?

Turning calves out to grass for the first time is seriously rewarding. Rearing healthy calves in the first place takes...

May 31, 2021

Flies: Nuisance by name, nuisance by nature

Flies: Nuisance by name, nuisance by nature

With temperatures slowly on the rise, next on the agenda is fly season. Impact on production and spread of disease...

May 28, 2021

Direct and indirect effects of lameness on a dairy farm

Direct and indirect effects of lameness on a dairy farm

Lameness is one of the primary considerations, alongside mastitis and infertility, affecting a dairy herd’s profitability. Apart from obvious discomfort...

May 28, 2021