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The Dealer
The announcement will combine nicely with their Sensehub collars, which are gaining traction in the dairy sector of late.
24 September 2022 Management
Five tips for utilising autumn grass
Grazing can be tricky to manage in autumn, but following some of the outlined tips can help improve grass utilisation.
21 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Increased payments rates for EFS wider level
The increased payments in this phase of Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) mostly apply to measures that involve fencing.
Derogation for the use of creosote in limbo
From 31 October 2022, creosote will possibly be no longer be permissible to be used as a treatment to prolong the lifespans of fencing timber.
14 September 2022 News
Farmer Writes: holiday time of year
Kieran Sullivan talks about getting the new shed finshed, weighing calves, fencing and getting the last of the fertiliser spread while also being aware of a night away before the winter.
14 September 2022 Farmer Writes
The hedge-cutting contractor doesn’t always know best
It’s important to manage hedgerows properly so that they can work well for stock-proofing, shelter, carbon storage and biodiversity.
7 September 2022 Footprint Farmers
Grazing aids for the autumn rotation
In what has been a difficult year for managing grass, some simple technologies and aids can help regarding the final grazing rotations.
7 September 2022 Buildings
Farmers should scrutinise ACRES measures and do a cost-benefit analysis
There is a big variation in the amount of money farmers will be able to pocket from ACRES depending on the type of measure and cost of complying.
24 August 2022 Schemes
Five tips to creep grazing calves
Calves will be consuming a greater percentage of grass in their diet in late summer and allowing young stock to creep graze ahead of cows can improve performance. Outlined are tips to creep grazing.
6 August 2022 Management
Case studies: 2021 farmer appeals against GLAS penalties
The Agriculture Appeals Office upheld the arguments of 24 farmers who appealed against facing sanction from the Department last year.
5 August 2022 News
Every day is a learning day in farming
Ballymoney dairy farmer Robert McConaghy recounts a few decisions that have turned out badly.
27 July 2022 Northern Ireland
Five farm maintenance jobs for mid-summer
Farm maintenance is a never-ending task. Where the workload has eased between jobs such as silage, outlined are some maintenance jobs to consider carrying out.
23 July 2022 Management