Dairy Cattle - Grass and Feeding

The Grass Week: rain, rain, go away
Martin Merrick
The steady rainfall over the past week is not allowing ground to dry out much, meaning grazing conditions are still tough.
22 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Is protected urea the fertiliser of choice for this time of year?
It's wet and windy and still pretty fresh, so what is the science saying on protected urea versus CAN? Áine Murray, Brian McCarthy and Patrick Forrestal of Teagasc report.
22 March 2023 Grass & feeding
No let up in tough grazing conditions
Farmers are continuing to battle to get ground grazed, as conditions underfoot remain tricky.
Weather woes set to continue as ground conditions become difficult
The past week’s unsettled weather seems here to stay, with further unsettled periods forecast for the week ahead.
18 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Wet weather management returns for nearly all farms
The past week has turned the tables regarding grassland management, as six weeks of fine weather came to an abrupt halt.
15 March 2023 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: minor blip in a perfect spring
Snow and sleet may have forced some farmers to house cows temporarily, which will slow down the rotation.
11 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Growth varying hugely from farm to farm
A lack of rain and cooler air temperatures has meant that while grazing conditions are excellent, growth continues to struggle on some farms.
8 March 2023 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: time to assess grass supplies on farm
Below-average rainfall for the month of February meant that grazing conditions were exceptionally good for the start of the 2023 season.
4 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Ground conditions ideal but growth remains low
Grazing conditions have been exceptional for most farms, but growth has remained stubbornly low.
1 March 2023 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: rain dampening farmers' mood and ground conditions in west
In what had been in dream February for most, farmers in the north-west and on heavier soils are finding ground conditions becoming increasingly sticky.
25 February 2023 Grass & feeding
How true are old sayings on calf rearing?
As the calving season is under way and the calf trade kicks off, Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the old sayings when it comes to calf rearing and asks if they are still relevant.
22 February 2023 Grass & feeding
Getting the spreading rate right this spring
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the steps involved in setting up a fertiliser spreader and deciding what rate to spread.
22 February 2023 Fertilizers