NEWS
'Changing how farmers farm can minimise risk' - McGuinness
With 11 fatalities on Irish farms to date this year, farmers have been urged to take precautions to minimise the risks to themselves and others.
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This week in photos: New Ross and Newport Marts
Our top farming photos from the last week include harvesting and hay-making.
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DAIRY
All-silage-and-meal diet beckons for Greenfield
The little bit of grass will be a thing of the past next week as a diet of soya hulls, pit silage and meal will be on menu for Greenfield, writes Jack Kennedy.
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Outscourcing catch crops – a fodder shortage solution?
The opportunity exists for tillage and livestock farmers to benefit from contract-growing forage catch crops to bulk feed stocks.
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SHEEP
Watch: reducing the risk of quad-related injuries
With quads involved in a high number of farm accidents each year, the demonstration delivered at Sheep 2018 Farm to Fork by Pat Reilly from the FRS training division was particularly beneficial
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Your Association. Your Voice – Get Involved in IFA
The IFA is about farmers, standing together, supporting each other. I encourage all farmers to get more actively involved in what IFA does, to strengthen the IFA and ensure we are fully representative
Liming – what a difference a year makes!
Trevor Boland from Sligo won a lime and nutrient management plan worth €2,500 in the 2017 Smart Farming Competition.
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.
MACHINERY
A swather, a splasher and 100 years of Deere
In this week’s machinery section we look at a Shelbourne Reynolds swather which is being used to great effect and look at irrigating potatoes in Waterford.
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Combination baler test results clarification
In last week’s machinery section, we had the results of a combination baler and wrapper test.
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TILLAGE
Outscourcing catch crops – a fodder shortage solution?
The opportunity exists for tillage and livestock farmers to benefit from contract-growing forage catch crops to bulk feed stocks.
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Farmers blockade motorway constructors
There has been ongoing tension between farmers and the motorway construction firm BAM.
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