Tillage farming

The latest tillage news and developments from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all crops and growing news developments in the tillage farming sector.

Tillage Management: temperature drop helps make earlier planting a bit safer
While growers with larger acreages are already planting, waiting until October helps reduce pressures from potential problems like grass weeds and BYDV.
Cycle swings back to planting yet again
Getting some planting done early removes some risk but doing all one's planting early adds substantially to other risks.
Grain Trends: prices lift into another volatility band
Recent currency movements have added to price volatility in grain markets.
Grain Trends: markets flip upwards yet again
Concerns over global maize production and the Black Sea trade corridor continue to add volatility to grain markets
Planting cereals and harvesting maize and beet
It's all happening on the Tramlines farms this week, from planting winter cereals to harvesting maize and beet.
Harvesting beans and running expensive fridges
It’s all been happening on the Tramlines farms in recent weeks. Crops are being harvested, planted, seedbeds prepared and potatoes stored.
Top tips for increasing biodiversity on your farm
Autumn is an important time for wildlife as they prepare for the winter, so it is recommended that farmers hold off hedge cutting until later in the season.
Lemken introduces new lightweight Juwel plough
Lemken has introduced the new Juwel 6, marking the new entry level into the Juwel range, while replacing the EurOpal and VariOpal 5 and 6 ranges, which have been on the go for the past 25 years.
Thrive weekly roundup: final grazing rotation and slaughter heifer performance
The dairy calf-to-beef programme roundup outlines how to keep calves performing over the coming weeks as the final grazing rotation begins, as well as detailed performance on slaughtered heifers.
Footprint Farmers: Wagyu beef in Ballycrenode
Tipperary farmer Barry Powell discusses how he has introduced Wagyu beef into his farm to increase the sustainability of his dairy herd. Ellen Durkin reports.
280kg carcase at 19 months for dairy beef heifers
The Thrive cattle, which are all AI-bred stock, are demonstrating what is possible with dairy beef systems. Declan Marren reports.
NI Sheep Programme: Top tips for the breeding season
On sheep farms operating March lambing flocks, outlined are some tips to manage animals through the upcoming breeding season.
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Watch: moving towards a more responsible approach to parasite control
Pre-housing protection from post-housing welfare issues with Norbrook.
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Small businesses in Ireland will have a chance to promote themselves at the Ploughing
The National Ploughing Championships, which run from 20 to 22 September in Ratheniska, will feature the Local Enterprise Village, designed for small businesses to gain new customers and grow their enterprise.
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