Ballyrashane takes Top Honour!

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IRISH NEWS WORKPLACE & EMPLOYMENT AWARDS 2014 On the 19th June 2014, a clutch of the north’s most visionary and people-focused companies were honoured at the eighth annual Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards in the spectacular surroundings of Titanic Belfast. Representatives from a cross section of businesses/organisations, both in the public and private sector, were among the 500-strong audience. … Read More

Avoiding Low Sugar Silage

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Forage quality and feeding is vital to maximise cow milk yields. Improving forage quality will improve feed efficiency, animal health and ultimately farm margins. It is also essential to grow and preserve a crop that not only gives palatable forage of the target digestibility but also one which achieves minimum waste from field to feeding. One nutrient that cannot be … Read More

Working for you – the Ulster Farmers’ Union

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Many farmers will have heard of the Ulster Farmers’ Union, but we often get asked ‘what does the Union actually do?’ The UFU is a lobbying organisation with over 11,500 members from across Northern Ireland and our membership comprises of farmers from across all agriculture sector with farms big and small. We pride ourselves on our democratic structure and bottom—up, … Read More

The Ballyrashane ‘Creamery Capture’ Photo Competition

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TERMS & CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION AND ENTRY Contest open to all amateur photographers This competition is free to enter. Voting will close on the day stated on the competition. After the closing date, one image will be named as the winner, based on the judge’s choice- local photographer Kevin McAuley. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to disqualify or … Read More

As weather and ground conditions improve Thompsons’ Nutritionist asks the question; ‘Is your heart ruling your herd?’

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Cows are being turned out across the country and with every cow that goes through the gate producers breathe a sigh of relief. But are we using up to date systems that improve profitability, or are decisions being based on a tradition of turn-out being a high point in a producer’s calendar? Thompsons’ nutritionist Mary-Jane Robinson acknowledges the instinct to … Read More

Control of Parasites in Dairy Calves at Grass

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A number of parasites are significant to dairy calves in their first season at grass. Some of the major parasites are listed below along with monitoring and controlling measures. Cocidiosis: This is a major disease with young calves housed and in cattle at grass, it causes diarrhoea in some cattle within a group, but mainly it causes poor production (with a long term … Read More

Focus on Fertility!

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By David Dunlop, Chestnutt Animal Feeds The annual spring rush of work has arrived, and when ground conditions improve the countryside will soon become scattered with livestock so it is essential you take some time now to plan your turn out carefully and do what is best for your herd and system. All of you as farmers will know the … Read More

Lameness in Dairy Cattle – A Brief Overview On Causes and Prevention

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Jenny King, Garvagh Veterinary Clinic Cattle lameness is one of the most significant welfare and productivity issues in dairy farming. The average case of lameness is estimated to cost the farmer around £180 – this includes the direct costs of treating the case as well as indirect costs such as decreased milk yield, increased calving interval, increased AI costs and … Read More

Preparing for Turnout – Make the Most of Spring Grass

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Phillip Moore, Moore’s Animal Feeds As the days lengthen and we enter the spring of 2014, farmers across the province will soon be anticipating turnout. Given the unpredictable nature of our climate, it is virtually impossible to predict when this will be – recent years have shown us the extremes with an early spring in 2012 and an exceptionally late … Read More

Finnish and Estonian Visitors Welcomed To Ballyrashane

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Ballyrashane Shares Energy Success with Finnish and Estonian Visitors WITH NI RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME Ballyrashane recently played host to visitors from Estonia and Finland, through the NI’s North East Region (NER) Rural Development Programme. This visit was part of the programme’s ongoing cooperation project involving Northern Ireland and the regions of Tartu in Estonia and Jyväskylä in central Finland. Having to … Read More