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Creep grazing to reduce stress at weaning and boost thrive
Creep grazing calves doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive, with simple and cheap options available.
Déjà vu for regions in a grass deficit
Severe soil moisture deficits means that many farms will be in drought mode by the end of the heatwave this week.
Top tips for reseeding to grassland swards
Reseeding around 10% of your farm annually can have major benefits in sward quality and the amount of grass you grow annually.
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.


Managing mixed grassweed populations with herbicide resistance
The Teagasc grassweed survey found single fields with resistance in multiple species. In this article, Teagasc researcher Vijaya Bhaskar A.V addresses the challenge of coping with different situations through this case study.
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).
Creep grazing to reduce stress at weaning and boost thrive
Creep grazing calves doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive, with simple and cheap options available.
Farmers seven times more likely to die in workplace incident – Heydon
Reducing, mitigating and eliminating farm safety risks is how the number of farm fatalities will decrease in Ireland, says Minister Matin Heydon.




Newford Farm update: first 20 heifers drafted for slaughter
The heifers were drafted off grass and achieved an average carcase weight of 290kg at an average of 17.5 months of age.
Thrive: open day summary and booklet
Over 2,000 people attended the Thrive dairy calf-to-beef open day on Tuesday. Declan Marren outlines some of the key messages from the day.
Thrive open day: farmers see a future in dairy-beef
Farmers attending the Irish Farmers Journal Thrive demonstration farm open day give their views on the challenges and opportunities with dairy-beef. Noel Bardon and Rachel Donovan report.
From the Tramlines: happy farmers as sun shines on harvest
It’s all go with harvest this week as tillage farmers make the most of the good weather.
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Kingdom farmers take the Kerry honours
Aidan Brennan reports on the winners of the Kerry Agribusiness milk quality and sustainability awards.
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August reseeding can produce up to 1t more grass the following spring
On-farm trials carried out by DLF over the last two years show that swards sown in August will produce up to 1t more grass the following spring than those sown in September.
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Terra Range: 25% less nitrogen used in Galway grazing trial
The Terra Range presents a wonderful opportunity to meet climate change targets by lowering N application, while maintaining high output of both grass and grain.
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Plant breeding – the ‘master key’ for the future of crop production
The importance of plant breeding and seed selection is of paramount significance in how modern day agriculture operates.