Planet Farming

Spreading Season


This month we are taking a closer look at the rear mounted disc spreader. They are quite simple devices which are easily attached to the rear of the tractor. However, with the rising cost…

Calf Crazy

How’s she cutting Primary Planet readers? Welcome to this month’s edition. It’s the time of year for calves to be born, so this month I’ll be bringing you up to date with my preparations around the farm…

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…

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