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Farmer Focus: Silverbrook Herd

Catherina meets John McEvoy who runs a commercial sheep enterprise & herd comprising of commercial & pedigree Charolais cattle in Co. Offaly.

Talking Trade: Numbers fall but the trade remains firm

Farmers withdrew from the ringside as silage took priority once again this week. Plainer cattle remained the most difficult to sell, while quality lots rise to the top of the price table.

Watch - Future Farming - Virtual Fencing

Vence, a company created in New Zealand, have released a design which is set to revolutionize agriculture, the virtual fencing system. Read more about it below.

Beef Update: Flushing; Breeding & Finishing Cattle

Rian Kennedy, a Stabiliser farmer was baffled when a red calf was born to a black cow, while Libby was busy preparing for the Highland Show and the herd was also declared TB-free!

Women in Ag: Bernie Mac Carthy

Catherina meets Bernie Mac Carthy, who gave up her nursing career to focus on running a pedigree Aberdeen-Angus herd in Westmeath. The Cork native is also an active member of the IFA.

Dairy Update - Scanning, dosing, sore eyes, grass measuring and more!

Another busy week on the farm of our contributors, who have juggled making silage with grass measuring, scanning cows, dosing, spreading slurry and more. Read all about it below.

Farmer Focus: Barry O’ Sullivan

Catherina meets Barry O’ Sullivan who runs a dairy enterprise in partnership with his parents in Co. Meath. The Ballyhaise Ag. College graduate has travelled to Australia & Saudi Arabia.

Beef Update: Dosing, Silage & Scanning!

Silage was made on Jamie’s home-farm; Joe focused on pre-calving care; with an aim to calve Wagyu heifers under 24-months and Libby has been busy with land sales & TB testing the herd.