Sheep - Grass and Management

Climate and environment
Efficiency in rush control with water bodies in mind
Martin Merrick
Rushes can require frequent controlling to keep them at bay, but at the same time, farmers need to be conscious of water bodies.
17 February 2023 Climate and environment
The best way to burn upland areas
Tuesday 28 February is the last date for hedge-cutting and prescribed burning until Friday 1 September.
8 February 2023 Grass & feeding
Nutrition during pregnancy – key to flock profitability
Dr Tim Keady, researcher based in Teagasc Athenry, outlines the latest research undertaken on late pregnancy nutrition and its influence on farm profitability.
Feeding ewes and lambs amid cost crisis
Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet available to cope with the current input cost crisis and focusing on prioritising grass growth is still the best option available.
8 February 2023 Grass & feeding
Reap the benefits of lime this year
David Wall, Teagasc, and Eoin O’Carroll, Grolime, examine some of the benefits of using lime on tillage and grasslands.
1 February 2023 Fertilizers
Higher intake driving performance from companion forages
A recent Teagasc trial showed lambs consuming perennial ryegrass combined with white clover, red clover or chicory consumed 11% to 14% more dry matter than a ryegrass-only sward.
30 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Red clover silage proving its worth on Tullamore Farm
The inclusion of red clover in a mixture with perennial ryegrass and white clover can result in high yields of multi-cut silage without artificial nitrogen (N) fertiliser.
16 November 2022 Footprint Farmers
Testing silage is not tick the box stuff
Adam Woods takes a look at silage quality testing and what to look out for when you get your results.
16 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Increasing grass production by over 3t DM/ha in Roscommon
Shane Moore, drystock finalist in the 2021 Grassland Farmer of the Year Competition held a farm walk last week showcasing the changes that have transformed his farming system.
12 October 2022 Grass & feeding
Understanding the value of forage crops
The earlier tillage harvest provided more opportunities to sow forage crops, while favourable weather conditions have seen crops perform excellently.
5 October 2022 Grass & feeding
Reseeding grazing swards in Co Derry
Clement Lynch has just finished reseeding part of the grazing block on his Co Derry sheep plan.
14 September 2022 NI Sheep Programme
Top tips for reseeding to grassland swards
Reseeding around 10% of your farm annually can have major benefits in sward quality and the amount of grass you grow annually.
3 August 2022 Reseeding