News & Views

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As a farmer in the south of Ireland, I understand only too well the challenges that the farming community face.

You can read my thoughts on topical farming issues and find out what we are up to on our farm in the blogs below.

David Clarke

Cattle Breeding In Ireland

Dr Andrew Cromie, Technical Director at the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation, kindly shared these slides with me. They make for very interesting reading. dr-andrew-cromie-icbf-presentation

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September update

Global Dairy Trade

The latest farming news is all pretty positive. The Global Dairy Trade continues to rise and calving is going well. September has also seen very good grass growth rates and some farms have taken a third cut of silage. However, we need to make the most of it. The days are getting shorter and there […]

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Life on our farm in August

I’m delighted that we have the second cut of silage in and dry. We wilted it well for 48 hours as nitrogen levels were slightly high. The major problem for the month of August is the control of summer mastitis in the dry cows and heifers  caused by flies. We are employing several strategies to […]

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Brexit and farming

Brexit and farming

Brexit and farming So here we are in early August. The British people have voted for Brexit and farming (particularly diary) seems to have turned a corner. Recent demand for good quality dairy stock has surpassed all our expectations and we have been incredibly busy sourcing livestock for UK farming customers from every corner of […]

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