Peter Hynes – Trailer after trailer load of coloured bales

One of the first major things I implemented when I started farming was grass measuring. Surplus bales go hand in hand with grass management, so every year we make more and more silage bales. In 2016 we started using all pink plastic for wrapping our bales. The #WrapItPink campaign really is a fantastic campaign raising awareness for Breast Cancer whilst also raising vital funds for the Irish Cancer Society.
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Getting a genomic evaluation on a bull – It doesn’t happen overnight.

It can take anywhere from 10-18 weeks for a bull to receive a genomic evaluation from the time of ordering a sample kit. If you have a pedigree bull aimed at the autumn sales, it is likely that you will be required to get him genotyped. (more…)

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Peter Hynes – “It is important we look out for each other”

Whilst life on the farm has been quiet in the last month, life in general has kept us well occupied. Daily chores are limited to milking, checking stock and some fertiliser once a week. The dry weather hasn’t affected us too much and we would hope to mow our second cut in a little over two weeks. (more…)

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