Peter Thomas Keaveney reports from a visit to an on-farm sheep sale at Eskvale Station, which is located in North Canterbury on the South Island, New Zealand.
The International Biogas and Bioenergy Centre of Competence (IBBK) is a combination and network of experts and companies, as well as groups of interest and educational institutes in the field of biogas and bioenergy. This year they hosted two biogas training course in Enniskillen.
Peter Thomas Keaveney speaks to Brook Nettleton from Blue Grass Contracting in Matamata, a contracting business in the Waikato region in New Zealand who charge for harvesting traded grass and maize on a c/kg DM basis.
The new 26 point rapid exit Dairymaster parlour has shortened milking times substantially on this 350 cow farm.
Dairy farmer Jim White has hosted a number of students on his farm in Tipperary. At Dairy Day he shared his top tips for farmers that are considering hosting an ag student.
The education panel at Dairy Day explored the different options for people interested in dairy courses. Pannellists (from L to R) included Keith Kennedy, Principal, Clonakilty Agricultural College; David Fennelly, UCD Dairy Business student; Máire Keohane, level 7 diploma in dairy farm management student; and Jim White, host farmer for students. The session was chaired by Irish Farmers Journal careers editor Odile Evans.