Key dates and actions for suckler schemes
Martin Merrick
The next two months will require all the necessary work for the SCEP and NBWS to be completed in order for farmers to receive payments at the latter end of the year.
27 September 2023 Grass & feeding
Damage limitation forces stock inside
With the weather we’ve seen over the past two weeks, some farmers have been forced to open the shed doors and house stock.
27 September 2023 Grass & feeding
Challenging grazing conditions hit hard
The heavy rainfall and storm like conditions have made grazing challenging on even the driest farms, write Martin Merrick and Declan Collins.
Downturn in milk price affecting farm building works
The weakening of farm milk cheques, as well as the TAMS debacle, has resulted in a major slowdown of farm building work this year.
27 September 2023 Buildings
Getting winter ready with animal housing
Before livestock head back in to sheds, it’s important that any necessary repairs are carried out.
27 September 2023 Buildings
Planning permission figures unaffected by opening of TAMS III
The amount of planning permissions granted for quarter two of 2023 is almost identical to that of the same period last year, despite the opening of TAMS III.
26 September 2023 News
The Grass Week: tough conditions leading to more management
The heavy rainfall over the last few days has quickly saturated ground and made grazing off heavy covers tricky.
23 September 2023 Grass & feeding
Cows scanned and lambs drafted on Tullamore Farm
The mature cows have been scanned and 107 lambs were drafted to slaughter this week by Tullamore Farm manager Shaun Diver.
22 September 2023 Tullamore Farm
Sustainable use of sheep dips to protect efficacy
A recent animal health event organised by Quinn’s Chemist, Crossmolina, Co Mayo majored on the sustainable use of sheep dips to safeguard their availability and usefulness.
20 September 2023 Breeding & health
Camera at the Mart: Mules a terrific trade in Tuam with tops of €268
The Mule Lanark group’s annual sale saw hot demand for all class of lambs and ewes in Tuam last Friday.
20 September 2023 Markets
Heavy rain and heavy covers causing headaches
With the volume of rain that has fallen in the last few days making grazing heavy covers tricky, it may be time to change tack.
20 September 2023 Grass & feeding
Strip grazing and back fencing returns for most
Heavy downpours over the past week have made soils saturated, making grazing a major headache on some farms.
20 September 2023 Grass & feeding