The Grass Week: drastic dip in growth but a recovery expected
Martin Merrick
While growth has taken a tumble over the last two weeks or so, warmer and milder conditions should hopefully swing things back in favour of farmers.
12 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Grass+ beef: slow regrowth causing a rejig in grazing policy
Amid the slow down in growth rates, less-than-ideal covers may have to be grazed by stock instead of mowing them out.
12 June 2024 Markets
Bull weanlings bolster trade in Balla
While good quality types met with solid demand overall, autumn born weanlings turned out early were the real highlight of the trade.
VAT explainer: what remains eligible for a VAT reclaim
With all the confusion surrounding VAT amid changes by Revenue, Martin Merrick outlines some of the technicalities in reclaiming VAT.
12 June 2024 Buildings
The Grass Week: dip in growth and quality
A mixture of a dip in growth and farmers trying to correct grass is leaving farms at risk of running tight on grass.
8 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Remembering the four pillars of sheep health this summer
Keeping on top of health issues swill ensure the thrive of spring-born lambs to ensure a short finish period.
8 June 2024 Animal Health
Setting up for success with sheep dipping facilities
While being one of the most effective controls of external parasites for sheep, dipping is both a laboursome and dangerous task, though steps can be taken to reduce risks and labour.
5 June 2024 Buildings
Grass+ Beef: growth slows as quality becomes an issue
Growth has dipped in the last few days, while grass has started to stem out resulting in it being difficult to maintain quality through correction.
5 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Key tips on equipment maintenance
From switching to longer bevels and regular changing of combs and cutters, there was a variety of information for both new and seasoned shearers at the recent Heineger gear night.
29 May 2024 Management
Halfway point reached in breeding for Tullamore Farm
There have been just over four weeks of breeding completed on Tullamore Farm, with the first 30 heifers bred having been scanned this week.
Grass+ Beef: being mindful or replacing off takes of P and K
We are hopeful that the weekend will bring with it its annual June bank holiday settled period that sees contractor and farmers scramble to get grass cut and harvested
29 May 2024 Grass & feeding
TAMS approvals reach over 5,000 for tranche II
Approvals are issuing at a rate of just under 500 per week, as the Department seeks to clear the backlog and begin working on tranche III.
29 May 2024 Schemes