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Information on grass and feeding for dairy cattle from the Irish Farmers Journal

The Irish Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing up to the minute informative dairy farming news and information for feeding and grass maintenance for a healthy dairy herd.
Final big week of tractor activity in the fields on the Greenfield farm in Kilkenny, writes Jack Kennedy
By Jack Kennedy on 16 October 2017
Average grass growth rates are still higher than normal, but are dropping as we go into October, Aidan Brennan reports.
By Aidan Brennan on 11 October 2017
Growth continues to meet demand but an unexpected letter means more feed than planned will be necessary, writes Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 08 October 2017
Now is the time to be planning the last round of grazing, writes Aidan Brennan.
By Aidan Brennan on 05 October 2017
Average growth rates are a lot higher than normal, but heavy rain is posing a major challenge to farmers.
By Aidan Brennan on 27 September 2017
Wet land is forcing some farmers to house their herds. Aidan Brennan looks at the options.
By Aidan Brennan on 25 September 2017
Peter McCann reports from one of three on-farm dairy events organised by the Agri Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) last week.
By Peter McCann on 21 September 2017
Average grass growth has reduced this week, but it is still well ahead of the 10 year average. Aidan Brennan reports.
By Aidan Brennan on 20 September 2017
Widespread rain is making grazing conditions difficult on many farms this week.
By Aidan Brennan on 14 September 2017
Aidan Brennan reports from the share-farming open day in Cork, where John Sexton is share-milking on land owned by Shinagh Estates.
By Aidan Brennan on 14 September 2017
Growth rates are good but the rain is making grazing challenging for some. Aidan Brennan reports.
By Aidan Brennan on 07 September 2017
Denis Lahart is on track to grow 17tDM/ha this year. Visitors to the recent Grass10 farm walk found out how. Aidan Brennan reports
By Aidan Brennan on 07 September 2017
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