The Grass Week: rain, rain, go away
Martin Merrick
The steady rainfall over the past week is not allowing ground to dry out much, meaning grazing conditions are still tough.
22 March 2023 Buildings
How to order correct type and amount of concrete for farm developments
Knowing the type and amount of concrete is essential when planning a budget for a farm project.
22 March 2023 Buildings
Increased slurry storage required for TAMS milking equipment
Farmers will require 10% over their required slurry storage in order to avail of TAMS aid for milking equipment.
Mild and wet weather leading to difficult grazing but increased growth
While significant rainfall over the past week has exasperated poor grazing conditions, growth has improved with the warmer temperatures.
22 March 2023 Grass & feeding
No let up in tough grazing conditions
Farmers are continuing to battle to get ground grazed, as conditions underfoot remain tricky.
22 March 2023 Grass & feeding
ICSA frustration at lack of supports for sheep sector
At a crisis meeting organised by the ICSA in Carrick-on-Shannon, frustration at the lack of support from the Department boiled over.
22 March 2023 News
Steps to wet fostering surplus lambs
Being able to foster lambs from triplet-bearing ewes will reduce the amount of lambs that will have to be artificially reared or sold.
21 March 2023 Management
Weather woes set to continue as ground conditions become difficult
The past week’s unsettled weather seems here to stay, with further unsettled periods forecast for the week ahead.
18 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Where to now for fence post preservation?
After being a go-to long life fence post for years, is there a viable replacement for creosote-treated posts?
15 March 2023 Buildings
Wet weather management returns for nearly all farms
The past week has turned the tables regarding grassland management, as six weeks of fine weather came to an abrupt halt.
15 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Top five tips on reducing disease pressure in calving and lambing pens
With mid-season lambing and calving well under way, here are some key tips to follow to reduce the disease pressure in housing.
14 March 2023 Buildings
The Grass Week: minor blip in a perfect spring
Snow and sleet may have forced some farmers to house cows temporarily, which will slow down the rotation.
11 March 2023 Grass & feeding