articles about suckler-farming
Calving, spreading fertiliser, power-washing and disinfecting sheds, replacing old barriers and more!
New lick buckets, protecting calves against Coccidiosis, re-fencing ground, purchasing calves and more!
Failing to get cattle killed, re-housing suckler pairings, collecting breeding heifers, spreading fertiliser, building a new shed and more.
Breeding females showing signs of heat, purchasing, tagging and registering calves, dosing bullocks, spreading fertiliser, rolling land and more.
Castrating bulls, calving, repairing machinery, purchasing stock, poor ground and weathers conditions and more!
“To make money from farming, I find the three most important things to invest money in on the farm are genetics, grass and infrastructure" - Paul Moriarty
Earmarking replacement heifers, the arrival of snow, finishing heifers, calving, collecting hay bales, purchasing calves and building a new shed – see more here.
Signing-up for the BEEP scheme, purchasing a new weighing scales, turning cows out to pasture, plans to build a new shed and more!
Emma Kilmartin (19) is a fourth-generation suckler & sheep farmer from Co. Roscommon. She deferred her course – Animal Science – after her Leaving Cert and is now is second-year.