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Machinery
Ploughing 2022 highlights: Daisy Bed cubicle sweeper
Gary Abbott
Purcell Agri Sales launched its all-new ride-on Daisy Bed cubicle sweeper/ lime dispenser at this year’s Ploughing.
13 August 2022 Management
Determining straw requirements for winter housing and lambing
Higher volumes of straw are coming on to the market at a much earlier stage and farmers should strike while the iron is hot to get their winter straw requirement sorted.
27 July 2022 News
Straw prices range from €13 to €22 per bale
There are huge differences in prices, demand and eagerness to chop straw across the country, while haulage is adding to costs.
Gardening with Gerry Daly: potato vine and cuckoo spit on lavender
The potato vine or the potato jasmine vine, Solanum jasminoides, is so named because it has starry flowers that resemble jasmine.
22 June 2022 Gardening
Just how green is my pony?
From the poles they jump to the rugs they wear, how can we make our four-legged friends more environmentally efficient? Helen Sharp has some ideas to get you started.
Thrive: stamping out navel sucking before it becomes a real problem
Navel sucking can be a real problem in the calf rearing shed if calves are allowed to develop the habit. Early intervention is key to preventing it.
27 April 2022 Management
Sheep, beef and tillage combining to good effect in Laois
Homegrown feed is used to produce high-quality beef and lamb, while organic manures are recycled to tillage lands to optimise output and reduce the need for importing nutrients.
Beef management: keeping on top of calf scour
Calf scour has become an issue on suckler farms as stocking densities in sheds increase due to changeable weather slowing turnout.
12 April 2022 Management
Thrive: 133 calves assembled on the demo farm
After a slow start to the purchasing season, calf numbers have started to move rapidly onto the Thrive demo farm over the last two weeks.
30 March 2022 Breeding & health