NEWS
In photos: making hay while the sun shines
As the dry weather continues and temperatures reach the mid 20s, we take a look at some of the best hay making photos from the weekend.
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Met Éireann issue high temperature warning
Temperatures will hit 27°C in places today and are expected to exceed it in coming days.
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DAIRY
Weekly weather: drought conditions in parts as temperatures soar
The weekly weather and farming forecast, along with heatwave advice for meal supplementation, water supplies, silage, animal transportation and human and animal health.
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Welcome May milk cheque in Greenfield Kilkenny
The arrival of the May milk cheque is very welcome as cashflow tightens with lower output and higher costs bite, writes Jack Kennedy.
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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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