'I fear that small-scale suckler farms like my own may become a thing of the past'

Shane Joyce farms 12 suckler cows and 25 ewes with his father and works on a dairy farm.

Beef Update: Repairing silage equipment and dosing

‘We are already up on silage from last year so we shouldn't have to buy in any for the winter’

Young Farmer: Oisin Forde

Oisin Forde (22) is a fourth-generation farmer from Co. Galway. He studied a BSc (Honours) in Agriculture at CIT and is involved in the running of the family’s dairy herd.

“Only for the contracting business, we simply wouldn’t be suckler farming”

We sent a total of 22 bullocks to the factory this week and had to take a base price of €3.75/kg in comparison to a base price of €4.15 in 2017, writes Jamie Hayes.

Young Farmer - Barry Clarke

On ‘Young Farmers’ this week, Kevin speaks to sheep farming Sligo-native and Bank of Ireland worker, Barry Clarke. Read his story below.