With calving over now and an improvement in the weather, it is giving us a great chance to get hay and silage saved
For as long as I can remember, this has been one of the driest spells of weather from early April up until now.
Since my last piece a lot has been going on at the home farm, then again that's the case with most farms around the country.
According to Teagasc, the goal is to get 90% of cows served in the first 3 weeks of the breeding season.
There’s been a lot of talk recently about all the technology that is coming online on Irish farms over the next few years
Like many farms around the country, Farm life is hectic with many new arrivals putting added pressure on both the housing and slurry storage facilities.
Calving is in full swing at the minute with 22 cows calved and a Nitrates inspection in the middle of the hustle and bustle!
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.
I come from Labasheeda a West Clare village situated alongside the Shannon estuary. I farm alongside my father Gerard and
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.