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Planet Farming



Spreading Fertiliser

Spreading Farmyard Manure

Howdy Planet Farmers. No doubt the return to school has been made a little easier with the fine weather we are experiencing.…


DAIRY FARMING

Céad míle fáilte to this month’s edition, Planet Farmers. This month we are going to look at dairy farming.

I recently took a visit to my cousin’s dairy farm where he milks 120 Holstein cows. It was an early rise to be there for the first milking which usually begins at 6:00am. His herringbone…


Planet Farming: HEDGE CUTTERS

Hedge Cutters

 

As farmers and contractors prepare for the beginning of the hedge cutting season on September 1, this is a good time to look at hedge cutters…


A Farmer’s Journal By Micki Gallagher

Hi, my name is Micki Gallagher. I am in 4th class in Barnacogue NS in Swinford, Co. Mayo. I have 4 sheep and 3 lambs and they are all pets.

The minute I finish my homework, I run out and give the sheep water and…


CONSTRUCTING A FARM SHED

Hello there Primary Planet readers and welcome to this month’s edition. This month we will be taking a look at an important feature of every farm - the sheds. These vital…


A FARMER'S JOURNAL BY JAMES FLYNN

Hello, my name is James Flynn and I’m 12 years old. I am in 6th class in Williamstown National School, Co. Galway. I’d like to tell you about my farm and the animals on it.

We have a slatted shed where we house our livestock…


KNOW YOUR COWS #5- THE ABERDEEN ANGUS


A Farmer’s Journal by Daniel Stratford

My name is Daniel Stratford, I am 11 years old and I go to Billis N.S. I live on a dairy farm in Cavan. I sent in an article last May and the May before that too. Anyway, here's what happened since. 

We got three cuts of silage…


Know your Cows #4– Dexter

This month we are going to look at one of the smallest breeds of cows in Europe. The Dexter breed originated in southwestern Ireland and can appear like a type of dwarf cow or bull. They are about half the size of a normal Hereford cow.…


This month's Writing Corner stories

A Tough World

Foreword:

Try…


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