Tillage farming

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Teagasc Outlook: average farm income to fall by 19% in 2022
Barry Murphy
Teagasc officials drew attention to international events and markets for feed, energy and fertiliser and the impact these will have on Irish farming.
 
 
Tillage Management: cold and pests should bring planting to an end
An exceptionally dry November and reasonable growth have left the vast majority of winter crops in good condition heading into the depths of winter.
Fertiliser shortage: what tillage farmers can do to prepare
With fertiliser prices set to be increasingly higher, every farmer should weigh up the impact of the increased costs and alter overall farm management to help minimise the financial consequences.
Omicron variant puts pressure on grain markets
The market has come under pressure due to increased concerns of the spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.
Grain Trends: futures drop driven by COVID fears
Futures markets dropped by over €30/t in the past week, as increasing COVID concerns precipitated big fund selloff.
Raft of new kit from Lemken
At a recent field event in Germany, Lemken showcased its updated range of equipment ahead of the 2022 season. Peter Thomas Keaveney attended.
Seed multiplication Australian style
Continuously stressed margins can pressure seed businesses, royalty collection and impact on the development of new and better varieties.
Climate Action Plan: targets set for cover crops and straw incorporation
Tillage farmers get detail on €50m allocation for Straw Incorporation Measure as target set for 10% of tillage area by 2030.
Questioning the sustainability of nitrates proposals
Tillage farmers face challenges under new nitrates proposals. Andy Doyle, Stephen Robb and Siobhán Walsh report.
Watch: pruning hedgerows from the beginning is essential
In this short video Catherine Keena of Teagasc describes how cutting a hedge from a young age will help it develop into a dense, stock proof hedgerow with plenty of biodiversity benefits.
Thrive weekly roundup: €5,000 higher feed bill and winter health webinar
This week's dairy-beef programme update looks at the cost of having poorer than normal silage quality and there is a chance to watch back this week's animal health webinar.
Tullamore Farm: cull cow slaughter performance
Eight cull cows were slaughtered last week on Tullamore Farm. Declan Marren speaks to farm manager Shaun Diver on their slaughter performance.
Watch: top tips on planting a hedgerow
Hedgerows can be planted throughout the winter. Catherine Keena of Teagasc outlines some of her top tips for planting in this short video.
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Rearing 178 calves made simpler on Antrim farm
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Efficiency gains from Volac computerised feeder
Limerick dairy farmers John and John Joe Creed are seeing the benefits of switching to a Volac Urban Alma Pro calf feeder, with savings already being made on labour.
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