Planet Farming

Buy, Buy, 'BYE! (Mart – Part 2)


    Last month we looked at how I got on in the local mart with the two cows I culled from our herd. In recent weeks I have been looking to replace these…

Mart Time

A Day at my Farm

Young Farmer's Journal

Hello, my name is Matthew Kiely. I am ten years old.  I am in fifth class in Effin N.S. in Co. Limerick.  I own a goat, one pet greyhound and a Hereford calf .

I have one brother…

The Front Loader

With manure being spread and winter feeding looming, we are going to look at the versatile front loader this month.

These loaders are a very popular addition to tractors from 50 to 200 hp,…

Cattle Weaning

It is fast approaching that time of year again when spring calves are due to be weaned from their mothers. With the weather being relatively mild, and while cows are still in good order, we decided to wean the herd…

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.…


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…

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