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Sowing Spring Crops


The time is fast approaching to sow spring crops for Harvest 2018. As always Quinns are stocking a wide range of cereal and bean varieties from the Department of agriculture recommended lists. It is important not only to choose the right crop but also the right variety for your farm.

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Heifer Rearing – Key Targets and Planning


Heifer Rearing – Key Targets and Planning, Replacement heifers are the future of every dairy herd. Now that we are in non-quota era, the long term nancial penalties of a poor heifer rearing programme are crippling. The net cost of rearing a replacement heifer on your farm is estimated to be approximately €1,500 per head by Teagasc. A heifer that calves down at 30 months will cost the farmer an extra €400 per head for that delay of 6 months, these costs spiral out of control when you start looking at multiples so therefore it’s important to keep to a rm plan.

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Johnny Martin – The Half Centruy Man!


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 […]

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