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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.
Teagasc’s John Maher explains it is now more important than ever to exploit the potential of grazed grass during the entire grazing season.
By Contributor on 09 February 2017
Seven farms with heavy soils are participating in a monitoring programme contributing key data. Ger Courtney and David Wall of Teagasc report.
By Contributor on 09 February 2017
The cull ewe trade is starting to improve, but the hogget trade remains in the doldrums.
By Peter Varley on 09 February 2017
Grass 10 is the name of a new campaign to promote grazed grass as the best feed for dairy, beef and sheep farmers.
By Jack Kennedy on 27 January 2017
Wicklow farmers seeing the benefits of integration between livestock and tillage enterprises in their farming system, Peter Varley reports.
By Peter Varley on 15 December 2016
Who said it was too late to bale silage in the run-up to Christmas?
By The Dealer on 10 December 2016
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
39 crossbred ewes in lamb to 5 star New Zealand Suffolk ram. Suffolk/Texel/...
Ballymena Mart, Saturday 7th January at Noon....

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