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Dairy
Dairy management: how to look after clover seedlings
Aidan Brennan
Clover seedlings are at a delicate stage and need to be looked after, writes Aidan Brennan.
Shinagh: grass still growing with low N
Aidan Brennan reports from the Shinagh dairy farm in Cork, where nitrogen use has been reduced and the carbon footprint measured.
18 May 2022 News
My Farming Week: Aoife O’Shea, Coolback, New Ross, Co Wexford
Wexford woman Aoife O'Shea is farming full-time with the aim of being as sustainable as possible.
If in doubt, take it out
Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick discuss how to manage grass during this period of exceptionally high grass growth rates
18 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Dairy Management: calf health and bull management
A look at how best to manage the introduction of bulls into the dairy herd after the period of AI is over
18 May 2022 Management
Teagasc Athenry sheep open day set for 18 June
Farmers will have the opportunity to view technical presentations and participate in interactive workshops with Teagasc sheep specialists.
17 May 2022 News
Review needed on new ploughing rules for derogation farms – IFA
Ploughing may be needed to incorporate farmyard manure into soil and get good results from reseeding, said the IFA.
16 May 2022 News
Bored of dairying? Try farming clover
Managing clover is a bit like playing a game of Snakes and Ladders, you’re up one minute and down the next, writes Aidan Brennan.
14 May 2022 Grass & feeding
In the fields with a discussion group
Aidan Brennan attends a discussion group meeting in Kilkenny to hear what’s happening in the fields as we approach mid-May.
11 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Dairy Management: silage, reseeding and water quality
Aidan Brennan suggests that if there is an opportunity to cut a few paddocks for silage this weekend then take it.
11 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Teagasc set for U-turn on suckler advice
Adam Woods takes a look at some recent Teagasc analysis on beef enterprise margins.
4 May 2022 News
Farmer Writes: a welcome drop of rain to bulk up the silage swards
Once silage is off, clover can be oversown, writes farmer Bill O’Keeffe as he gears up for the grass growth that will follow this week’s rain.
4 May 2022 Farmer Writes