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Dairy Update: Calving, AI and switching to baled silage

Calving is winding down on Christy's farm, with five calves born this week - one Holstein bull and four sired by beef bulls. The breeding season is going well, with heifers being Ai'd to KYA this week - see more here.

Student Focus: Margaret Farrell

Margaret Farrell (21) – a final-year Animal Science student at UCD – once considered becoming a vet. The fifth-generation suckler and sheep farmer completed placement in Denmark and France.

Monaghan man to run marathon in memory of Simmental breeder

Paul McArdle will run the London Marathon in support of three charities and in memory Noel Woods who passed away following a 12-year battle with cancer.

Charolais-cross heifer sells for over €10,600

The Fury Action daughter – weighing 580kg – set a new NI record on Friday. There was a great interest in top quality breeding heifers with a 97% clearance and an average price of €2,395 forked out.

Rare Breed: Making hay, shearing sheep and spreading slurry

Caron McGeough, The McGilligans, Tony Johnston, Alex Lyttle and Victor Chestnutt will feature on this Thursday’s episode.

Farmer sentenced for animal welfare offences

William James Wright had previously pleaded guilty and was disqualified for 16 years from owning animals.

WATCH: “I thought I was going to die there and then”

Aengus Mannion was pinned against a tree by a teleporter; he underwent 29 operations and struggled mentally after the accident.

Quintuplet lambs born on Kilkenny farm

“The ewe was scanned but for 3 lambs so the arrival of 5 was a very pleasant surprise indeed" - PJ Polland, Co. Kilkenny.

All Things Haulage - Peter Sully, Sully Transport.

This week’s featured haulier is 35-years-old, father-of-two, who hails from Brannockstown in Co. Kildare, Mr. Peter Sully, Sully Transport.

Graphic Content: Ewe killed in brutal dog attack

**GRAPHIC CONTENT** - “The ewe went to the river to try and get rid of the savage dog, but sadly lost its life whilst trying to escape the horrible attack”

Weekly Weather: Milder, as temperatures to reach 15 degrees

There’s a risk of a slight frost tonight, with temps to drop to between 1 and 4 degrees. Mild, humid and cloudy conditions, with persistent showers expected this week.