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CHX 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 Focus: Caramba Beef Shorthorns

Caramba Beef Shorthorns - established in 2011 - comprises of forty breeding females. The Galway-based herd hosts an online sale of breeding stock annually.

Farmer develops calf earmuffs to protect newborns

The ear muffs are completely adjustable and have a water repellent material on the outside, which keeps the ears dry if it's snowing/raining.

Beef Update: Signing-up for the BEEP scheme, a C-Section and new sheds

Calving, winning Wicklow Calf Company’s milk replacer competition, turning out store heifers, selling stock at the mart and more!

Student invents conventional feeder

Shane Connolly - who works on a farm outside Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo - has created a home-made lamb feeder using an old Burco water boiler, a tyre and an old barrel.

Tullamore Show to feature on Beidh Aonach Amárach

Freda Kinnarney, Matt and Rita Goulding, Diarmuid Ó Curraoin and Martin and Mary O'Donoghue will appear on the show.

Dairy Update - Mortellaro outbreak, Calves sold for €200, grass levels discussed and AI to start shortly

Grass levels discussed, calves sold at local marts, AI to commence shortly and dairy and beef-bred calves born, as well as Mortellaro outbreaks. Get it all on this week's Dairy update below!

Farmer Focus: Baunskeha Flock

Joe Forristal & Keelin Walsh farm Mules, Easycare, Suffolk, Cheviot, Charollais & Charmoise sheep in Kilkenny. Joe – who works in the tech industry – has developed a system to monitor flock performance.

Poll: Should farms that have achieved Negative Herd Status continue to test for BVD?

“Farmers who have never had a BVD positive test result in their calves are fed up with a scheme that has gone on for seven years” – ICSA

Talking Trade: Northern customers for quality store heifers

Quality lots improved by €20-€50/head this week, while demand is poor for light-weight cattle and those with strong dairy-influence.

Sheep Guide- Tips for handling your sheep

On the latest installment of ‘Sheep Guide’, the focus has shifted to handling your flock and what negative impacts bad handling may have. Continue Reading below.