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Time for weed control in grassland
Following first-cut silage, farmers should be thinking about controlling weeds as swards regrow.
Can clover grow in Cavan?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the new clover trial in Ballyhaise and sees the progress made in getting clover established.
A glimpse into the future of liver fluke control
A new ELISA test which can detect the presence of liver fluke four weeks after infection has been developed, while research is progressing well in the development of a liver fluke vaccine.
Top tips for understanding CellCheck reports
Michelle McGrath, assistant programme manager for CellCheck in Animal Health Ireland, outlines the steps involved in interpreting CellCheck reports.


Catch crops recovered up to 64kg N/ha on Signpost farms
Catch crops were sampled for yield and nitrogen uptake on the Teagasc Signpost farms in December.
Combining costs to hit €80/acre as harvest nears - FCI
The breakeven rate for operating a combine for 2022 will be €70/acre plus VAT or €80/acre including VAT, before straw chopping, according to the Association of Farm & Forestry Contrators (FCI).
Embrace FARM to hold remembrance service this Sunday
The special event on Sunday will also be livestreamed through the Embrace FARM website.




Thrive: weekend rainfall eases grazing pressure on demo farm
For those in the south of the country, like the Thrive demonstration farm in Cashel, Co Tipperary, last weekend's rainfall was a welcome sight and will have started to relieve the pressure for grass.
Tullamore Farm: end of the breeding season in sight
There is plenty happening on Tullamore Farm at the moment between breeding coming to a close, bulls being drafted for slaughter and the first lambs being killed.
From the Tramlines: rain welcome, but ramularia high in winter barley
Rain was welcomed at the weekend as some crops were in need of moisture. Very few crops have fell with the rain so far.
NI Sheep Programme: weather holds up silage plans in Fermanagh
This week, Roy and Marilyn Mayers give an update on what's happening on their Co Fermanagh farm. Kieran Mailey reports.
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Kverneland Balers – heavy silage, heavy-duty balers
With the grass season in full swing, Kverneland balers are doing their fair share of work in the field.
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Seven considerations when selecting and feeding fat supplements
Dr Richard Kirkland, global technical manager for Volac Wilmar Feed Ingredients, outlines seven considerations dairy producers should have when selecting fat supplements.
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Farm safely – stay safe by staying clear of overhead electricity wires
Michael Murray, ESB Networks public safety manager, has some vital advice for farmers and contractors ahead of the busy silage season.
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Good silage starts in the field but finishes in the clamp
Fermentation relies on bacteria utilising sugars in the grass, but depending on the species of bacteria carrying out the process, the end products will differ.