2019 looking like a better year for outdoor lambing
While the weather can change significantly in the coming weeks, the favourable grass growth over the winter is providing a better opportunity for outdoor lambing flocks.
Cost of difficult spring and drought in 2018 highlighted at IGA farm walk
John Brady, host farmer of Thursday’s IGA sheep farm walk, is glad 2019 is a much kinder year, with costs significantly denting the farm’s physical and financial performance in 2018.
Weather presenting more options for early reseeding
Good ground conditions and relatively positive grass supplies are opening up an opportunity for some flocks to consider early summer reseeding.
Controlling rushes using weed-wipers/lickers
In order to retain access to a full suite of rush control options it is critical to act responsibly in their application. Dr David Gilloway, Department of Agriculture outlines best practice advice.