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Information on grass and feeding for sheep from the Irish Farmers Journal

The Irish Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing up to the minute informative sheep farming news and information for feeding and grass maintenance for a healthy sheep herd.
According to figures from Pasture Base Ireland (PBI), total grass growth in 2016 was on par with the 10-year average, though the pattern of this year’s growth was anything but.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 04 December 2016
There is potential in store lamb finishing systems with farmers advised to complete a realistic budget to identify the most economic finishing system.
By Darren Carty on 18 November 2016
Strike the balance between tight grazing and poaching before closing paddocks.
By Darren Carty on 13 November 2016
We have been receiving some queries on fodder beet in recent weeks. What is it worth? What could I replace with it? What type of animals should I be gearing it towards?
By Ciarán Lenehan on 03 November 2016
Farmers in GLAS II who chose the native tree action must have the area fenced off now.
By Peter Varley on 03 November 2016
For farms on target for autumn grazing with 35 to 40 days grazing ahead of sheep, one of the challenges being reported is grazing heavy covers.
By Darren Carty on 27 October 2016
This tractor weight is very handy for loading bales of silage onto a trailer, once the bales are loaded the trailer can be attached again without taking off the weight.
By Peter Varley on 27 October 2016
The farm setup will dictate what options are available for cleaning off grassland fields or grazing tillage catch crops.
By Darren Carty on 20 October 2016
Speakers spelled out the importance of grass measuring, management and improvement across a range of farming enterprises at this week's Irish Grassland Association student conference in Co Kilkenny.
By Tommy Moyles on 12 October 2016
Barry O’Neill from FBA Laboratories shows Peter Varley the correct procedure for silage sampling.
By Peter Varley on 06 October 2016
Difficult weather and lower than normal levels of performance have put finishing of lambs under the spotlight.
By Darren Carty on 29 September 2016
Peter Varley talks to Catherine Keena from Teagasc about maintaining new hedgerows to ensure they are stock proof and good for biodiversity.
By Peter Varley on 29 September 2016
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