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Gearóid's Farming Week: Welcoming New Calves To Farm Life

Like many farms around the country, Farm life is hectic with many new arrivals putting added pressure on both the housing and slurry storage

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Helen's Farming week: Focusing on Prevention Rather Than Cure

Calving is in full swing at the minute with 22 cows calved and a Nitrates inspection in the middle of the hustle and bustle!

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Peace Of Mind For The Price of A Cup of Coffee

Nigel Flannery is a mixed Suckler and Sheep farmer from the shores of Lough Gara in Co. Sligo. Nigel works full time off-farm,

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Tomas's Farming Week: How To Start Farming With No Capital

I farm at home with my father Billy, our farm is made up of 165 acres of mixed beef and tillage in Abbeyleix, County Laois.

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Gearoid's Farming Week: Suckler Farming in West Clare

I come from Labasheeda a West Clare village situated alongside the Shannon estuary. I farm alongside my father Gerard and

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How Many Calves Were Registered in Your County On An App?

Calving season 2017 marked the third year that farmers can register calves through the Herdwatch app. The Herdwatch team project 250,000 calves

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Helen's Farming Week: Calving time on a Dairy herd

I farm at home along with my Mam (Geraldine) and my Dad (Patsy). We own 96 acres and we lease a further 30 acres 4 miles from the home farm.

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Less Farm Paperwork Leads to A More Harmonious Marriage

As a farmer’s wife, Rosie knows all too well what farming life is like and how life on the farm operates,

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The Herdwatch Birthday Bash is back!

This week marks our 3rd Birthday - no presents please ;-) To celebrate we have a very special offer this Tuesday and Wednesday (Feb 7th & 8th

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Calves registered before the kettle is boiled

Denis Burke is a dairy farmer from Kilmaine Co. Mayo. This west of Ireland farmer milks 130 spring calving Friesian cows. Denis would openly admit

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