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In this week's machinery pages we visit a family-run silage contracting business in Laois, a trailer company in Carlow with global customers and give some advice to farmers to stretch fodder supplies.
In this week's machinery pages we visit a family-run silage contracting business in Laois, a trailer company in Carlow with global customers and give some advice to farmers to stretch fodder supplies.

It’s no secret fodder is in short supply, but hopefully the weather will change for the better in the next few days. It’s a stressful time for all farmers across the country, but everyone is in the same situation whether it’s getting stock out to graze or getting spring crops sown.

This week Alistair Chambers visits a contractor in Co Laois still covering a lot of ground with a trailed forage harvester with a loyal customer base. We also visit a well-known trailer company that exports all over the globe from its base in Carlow with trailers travelling as far as New Zealand, India and North America.

Anthony Mulligan outlines how farmers can prolong the fodder supplies they have and Ciarán Lenehan looks at how farmers can recover their silage stocks after this tough spring to get back on track for the rest of the year.

Ciarán also gives some advice on what farmers should be spreading on their land when it does dry up. The priority from now on is to maximise the output from every acre to replenish the depleted stocks.

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