NEWS
Headwave advice: Second-cut silage and topping dilemmas
An increasing soil moisture deficit is starting to hit growth and yield in second-cut crops. Should these crops be cut or left to bulk up?
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Heatwave advice – are your animals getting enough water?
Water intake will be much higher next week, so it is important to ensure that facilities can deal with increased demand.
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DAIRY
EXCLUSIVE: Glanbia states position on LacPatrick
Glanbia, one of the possible suitors for LacPatrick, has made a statement to the Irish Farmers Journal. Eoin Lowry and Thomas Hubert report.
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Over 8,000 farmers use our technology – James Creevy, Herdwatch
We caught up with James Creevy from Herdwatch at the Irish Farmers Journal's industry day that was held last week on Tullamore Farm.
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Improving your Oilseed Rape Harvest Management
This season more than ever correct pre-harvest Roundup® Brands desiccation will be essential for growers.
Saving money while reducing the workload
“It definitely saves money, a healthy cow is a profitable cow. If you have to get the vet to clean out a cow it delays breeding, it delays everything.” Mike McCarthy is farming in Co. Limerick.
Farmers urged to use best practice when spraying pesticides
Exceedances in pesticides have been detected in drinking water sources across the country, as a result Irish Water working in partnership with NPDWAG is appealing to farmers to follow the guidelines.
Vaccinate NOW and Get with the Programme!
Do changes in IBR vaccination recommendations irritate you? Confused with the mixed messages about use of IBR vaccines? Want a robust, reliable and simple IBR vaccination programme for your herd?
MACHINERY
Under the Hood: Cereals, classic Cases and seven seats
This week we take a look around what was on show at Cereals 2018 and visit a contractor who runs some classic Case tractors with a modern fleet.
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JCB launches compact tracked Teleskid for agriculture
JCB's new ew tracked telesscopic gives added flexibility and manouverability. Alistair Chambers reports.
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TILLAGE
Dry weather continues to strangle spring crops
With a largely dry week expected, many crops won’t receive the rainfall they desperately require.
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Raising the profile of the arable sector
Just like Ireland, the UK arable farmer is one step removed from your average consumer and, as a result, their significance is sometimes overlooked.
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