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Farmer’s Diary: ‘I am ready to hit the mart with fat lambs and this brings a mix of emotions’

Ultimately I am trying to run a business here and in the grand scheme of things, I will be relieved to see some monetary return for all my hard work, writes Clodagh Hughes.

PHOTOS: Two-storey cottage over 100-years-old guiding at €170,000

The cottage stands on a circa 1-acre site and retains many original features, according to the selling agent.

VIDEO: What was this cow diagnosed with?

She was “dull, febrile and anorexic with a loss of milk”.

‘I like a ewe lamb from twins to be achieving at least 330g/day and 400g/day for singles'

“Flock performance is driven by genetics. The use of performance recorded rams from a forage-based system will ensure I can maintain 1.8 lambs weaned per ewe whilst driving lamb performance from grass."

VIDEO: 130 cross-bred cows delivering 560kgs of milk solids

The herd has grown from 40 cows. The herd is milked through a 20-unit GEA parlour, with a collecting yard, handling facilities, calving area and cubicle shed all under one roof.

A day in the life of an equine student

There is nothing quite like the feeling of a frosty morning on the gallops when the rest of the campus is quiet, writes Anna McGuinness.