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Johnny Martin – The Half Centruy Man!

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Following hot on the heels of Martin Coleman last year Johnny Martin is the latest person to have clocked up fifty years of uninterrupted work at Quinns! With the closing down of the garage department at Copes in Castledermot in December 1966, Johnny wasted no time in applying to Quinns of Baltinglass for employment and having ...

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Factors that can influence Milk Butterfat levels at Grass

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As cows begin to calve and are looking at being turned out to grass, milk quality, particularly butterfat can be hard to maintain. Low butterfat levels can be seen in quite a number of herds once turnout occurs thus leading to financially damaging penalties. This article examines the factors, which can influence butterfat levels. Cow Affects Season and Stage ...

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FARM SAFELY

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Farm Safely – Please watch newly launched video sponsored by Quinn's The independent agri merchants group Acorn (of which Quinns is a member) have sponsored a 'Farm Safely' video which was recently launched as a worthy initiative from CBS Roscommon. There are contributions by rugby player Sean O Brien and Michael Healy Rae (yes the politician!), ...

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TAMS II

TAMS II

TAMS II first started in June 2015 and is set to run until December 2020. This Scheme is co-funded by the EU and the National Exchequer under the Rural Development Programme (2014-2020) with a total allocation of over €395m throughout its duration. TAMS II aims to provide farmers with grant aid to improve and/or build a ...

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Feeding the Spring Calving Dairy Cow

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It is fast approaching spring calving once again and as day light hours increases, hopefully grass growth will increase also. Undoubtedly grazed grass is our most cost effective feed on Irish farms and it should be maximised, however it must be recognized that grazing grass diets will only support approximately 19 – 20 Litres of ...

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Crystalyx High Energy Feed Licks

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Crystalyx is a unique range of molasses feed licks that supply a high energy form of supplementation to the main forage diets of dairy, beef and sheep livestock.  Crystalyx products, now distributed around the world and available in over 20 countries, have been meticulously researched and tested at some of the finest Agri institutes in ...

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Pre-Lambing Management of Ewes

Pre Lambing Management

With scanning of ewes beginning on many flocks around the country in January, pre-lambing management then becomes very important. Scanning ewes 80 days post-ram turnout ensures that the scanner accurately picks up all lambs the ewe is carrying. This in turn allows the farmer to plan their feeding regime and segregate ewes carrying twins, triplets ...

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HUSQVARNA – New Expert Battery Series

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Leaders in the field of battery power Husqvarna is leading the way in battery power and Quinns of Baltinglass are expert stockist of their advanced new range. Don’t be misled by the size of the motors, these machines are tough! The Husqvarna battery powered equipment gives higher and more consistent torque with no power drop-off. Low noise ...

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