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Farm Tech Talk: Balmoral Show, milk prices and pedigree news
This week's Farm Tech Talk comes to you live from the 2024 Balmoral Show in Lisburn, Co Antrim.
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Debt levels up at farm service providers
Small businesses must stand up for themselves and complete cash flows.
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Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urged
Heightened risks of soil and slurry contamination in first-cut grass silage after the wet winter will require extra vigilance with silage making this season, an expert is urging.
Farmer Writes: first-cut silage harvested in near-perfect conditions
Farmer Writes: first-cut silage harvested in near-perfect conditions
James Strain took his first cut of red clover silage this week and plans to get some 0:7:30 on it and do the same in six weeks’ time.
Farmer Writes: shortening the breeding season
Farmer Writes: shortening the breeding season
As weather imprives, the yard has finally gone quiet and breeding is about to get underway on Tommy Moyles' farm.
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urged SPONSORED
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urged
Heightened risks of soil and slurry contamination in first-cut grass silage after the wet winter will require extra vigilance with silage making this season, an expert is urging.
New at Tirlán co-op’s AGM
There were two new vice-chairs appointed and a re-appointment to the third vice-chair position.
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Pesticides protect your crops; do you protect yourself from pesticides?
Dr Edward Straw, a researcher at Trinity College Dublin warns all pesticide users to wear the right safety kit.
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Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urged
Heightened risks of soil and slurry contamination in first-cut grass silage after the wet winter will require extra vigilance with silage making this season, an expert is urging.
Forestry plantings remain on the floor
Unless there is a surge in activity between now and December, the total area planted will fall well below 2,000ha again this year.
Egg farmers warned about danger of conflicting carbon counting methods
Egg farmers warned about danger of conflicting carbon counting methods
EU plans to ban imported feed grown on deforested lands will help retailers meet their carbon footprint targets, but will not help the farming sector meet its Government emissions target.
Largest egg producer in US culls 1.5m birds due to bird flu
Largest egg producer in US culls 1.5m birds due to bird flu
One of the Unites States' largest egg producers has had to cull over 1.5m birds as a result of bird flu.