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Beef
Time to work out how much silage is currently on farm
Kieran Mailey
Livestock farmers should try to work out if there is enough silage to last the winter and, if not, plan for a small third cut or take steps to reduce demand this winter.
 
 
Who will be the oat grower of the year?
Flahavan’s has launched a new competition to determine the oat grower of the year from its suppliers.
Teagasc to hire temporary advisers for ACRES
The starting salary is €35,502 per annum and will be pro rata'd for the duration of the four months.
Decade of change ahead for farming - McConalogue
There is no measure or policy that will be forced upon farm families, the minister said at the opening of Tullamore Show.
Cities responsible for over 70% of global emissions
The European Commission sees urban farming and urban forestation as a means of reducing emissions from European cities.
Public urged to be conscious of dangers posed by fire amid warning
The NPWS will monitor parks by helicopter in a bid to reduce the incidence of wildfires over the coming days.
Letter highlighting the need to provide assistance to Ukrainian farmers
"Support Ukraine: Kiev Calling" - Brendan Dunleavy, B.Agr.Sc. (Hons), Killeshandra, Co Cavan.
In pictures: high clearance and prices for heavy stock in Ballinrobe
Martin Merrick reports from Ballinrobe Mart, Co Mayo, where heavy cattle were a real solid trade.
Camera at the Mart: €2,100 for sale topper in Kanturk weanling show
Weanling numbers were back a fraction, but the overall number of stock was up in comparison with previous early August sales in the north Cork venue.
Sheep mart prices: lamb prices increase by €4 to €10/head
The scale of the increase is influenced by the extent of the reduction in recent weeks, with markets adjusting to improved demand and prices rebounding.
PODCASTS
Kerry milk price on the rise for July
The board of Kerry Group has decided on the co-operative's milk price for July.
Dairygold lifts milk price to 54.5c/l
Dairygold is the latest co-op to announce the price it will pay its suppliers for July milk.
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Grazon Pro - ideal spot treatment for a wide range of difficult to control weeds
Where weeds such as nettles, thistles, briars and docks are present at fencelines, field boundaries and driveways, Grazon Pro is a very effective spot treatment.
Dairy management: planning for a long dry spell
News that the current dry spell of weather could last longer than planned has sent shivers down most farmers' spines, writes Aidan Brennan.
Thrive: open day summary and booklet
Over 2,000 people attended the Thrive dairy calf-to-beef open day on Tuesday. Declan Marren outlines some of the key messages from the day.
Local vet criticises sheep shower operators
Scab is caused by mites, and the dip from shower units does not reach all parts of the sheep.
Kingdom farmers take the Kerry honours
Aidan Brennan reports on the winners of the Kerry Agribusiness milk quality and sustainability awards.
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Kingdom farmers take the Kerry honours
Aidan Brennan reports on the winners of the Kerry Agribusiness milk quality and sustainability awards.
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August reseeding can produce up to 1t more grass the following spring
On-farm trials carried out by DLF over the last two years show that swards sown in August will produce up to 1t more grass the following spring than those sown in September.
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Terra Range: 25% less nitrogen used in Galway grazing trial
The Terra Range presents a wonderful opportunity to meet climate change targets by lowering N application, while maintaining high output of both grass and grain.
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Plant breeding – the ‘master key’ for the future of crop production
The importance of plant breeding and seed selection is of paramount significance in how modern day agriculture operates.
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Global climate action is heating up
The US and Australia introduce climate bills, which are significant and symbolic steps in the race to halt global warming, writes Anne Finnegan.
US exports €1bn of beef in June
High level of US beef exports continued in June, with a record for half-year, but pigmeat exports fall back as demand from China halves.
FAO food price index falls again
FAO food price index falls again, but levels still remain well ahead of where they were this time last year.
Meat alternatives have lower environmental impact – Oxford study
New research is a step closer to labelling food for environmental impact. Anne Finnegan examines the findings.
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Maintaining milk yield and fertility with GAIN Lactation Sustainer
Paul Flaherty farms full-time on his 52ha farm, his autumn-calving herd of 85 predominantly Friesian x Holstein cows are fed on a grass-based system and supplemented with the GAIN Dairy Feed range.
Lemken expands mechanical weeders for ridges
The Lemken-owned mechanical weeding brand Steketee has recently introduced the EC-Ridger for weed control in ridged crops such as potatoes, and carrots.
Cheffins to host major machinery auction for contractor destined for New Zealand
Cheffins will be disposing of the machinery belonging to contractors Haywood Farms ahead of their move to New Zealand.
Over 52,000ha of straw going through the chopper
Peter Thomas Keaveney takes a look at good practices surrounding straw incorporation and speaks to two farmers using different types of machines to carry out the job.
Bostonia production sale sees heifers peak at €8,400
Demand and prices were strong for all cattle on offer, with a good deal of purchasers bidding online.
29.48ac on Lough Derg in Tipperary
The good-quality grassland lies in two main fields and runs down to the shore of the lake.
76ac farm with forestry on offer in Clare
The land is on the main road and is made up of 47ac of grassland and 28ac in forestry.
Two holdings for sale in Kilkenny
One is 53ac and the other 9.2ac with a small slatted shed and cattle handling unit.
Creep grazing to reduce stress at weaning and boost thrive
Creep grazing calves doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive, with simple and cheap options available.
Improving beef farm sustainability
Teagasc has released a checklist and guide to help to improve sustainability on beef farms, which can help the environment and farm profit.
Cities responsible for over 70% of global emissions
The European Commission sees urban farming and urban forestation as a means of reducing emissions from European cities.
Private forestry consultants claim Teagasc advisory services 'unlawful'
The organisation, structure and funding of forestry advisory services within the State is in breach of EU competition law, according to the Association of Irish Forestry Consultants.
Compensation package required for forestry appeals
The IFA said major changes to the state’s forestry programme will be required to convince farmers to plant ground.
UK pig herd in a sharp decline
Sow numbers across the UK are down by around 15%, anaylsis by AHDB suggests.
News round-up: diesel prices and Holstein bull index
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
NI shows complete first year since COVID
The two-year interruption affected local shows financially, although a £200,000 aid package from DAERA has been well received.
Northern View: tight cattle numbers keeps trade steady
Prices paid for prime cattle in NI are largely unchanged from the previous week.
Life
Behind the scenes of the summer shows: Joan Widger of Clonmel Agri Show
With the return of summer shows, our new series goes behind the scenes with the dedicated volunteers; starting with Joan Widger of Clonmel Agricultural Show. In conversation with Niamh Gunn.
House and equestrian yard in Co Dublin
The compact property has peace and privacy but is on the edge of the busy city.
Sport grieves for Dillon Quirke
Dillon Quirke's death is a tragedy felt throughout the country, but his memory will live on.
The stage to the screen and beyond with actor Stephen O’Leary
Stephen O’Leary always enjoyed acting, but never saw it as a career. Now, from the stage to the screen and a feature film on the horizon, his star is certainly on the rise.
Steps to success: remember to breathe
Careers columnist and entrepreneur Caroline Murphy discusses the importance of taking a break and being present during times away from work.