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Tillage
Tillage farmers need scheme to grow forage crops – IFA
Barry Murphy
The IFA grain chair has said favourable weather has meant harvests are seven to 10 days ahead of last year and tillage farmers now have a “great opportunity” to grow forage crops.
6 July 2022 Fodder
Ten steps to grazing forage crops
On farms where forage crops will be grown for the first time, outlined are some tips to follow.
6 July 2022 Fodder
Fertiliser and feed savings from fodder and catch crops
Fodder crops have many advantages from providing extra fodder on farm to saving nutrients.
How and when to sow forage crops
Forage crops should be relatively low-input, so try to keep costs down when sowing. You may have enough machinery to do it yourself.
6 July 2022 Fodder
What fodder and catch crop options are out there?
Siobhán Walsh shares a quick guide to some of the fodder and catch crops which farmers might consider growing this season.
6 July 2022 Fodder
A fodder crop scheme makes sense - will the Department go with it?
Farmers across the country have lower fodder stocks than usual. Some of this deficit could be filled by encouraging tillage farmers to grow forage crops.
8 June 2022 News
Editorial: holding back €40m BEAM money risks suckler fodder shortage
Without any financial safety net, the risk of trebling investment in fertiliser is not an option for most suckler farmers.
6 April 2022 Editorial
Caution needed with Tillage Incentive Scheme
Farmers need to be aware that they may not benefit from the Tillage Incentive Scheme payment if they have increased the area planted to protein.
1 April 2022 News
Department needs to plan now for fodder from catch crops
The Fodder Production Incentive Measure 2018 supplied a lot of fodder following a year of drought.
Thinking of planting maize in 2022?
Those thinking of planting maize in 2022 should consider some factors before planting, particularly choosing a suitable site.
23 March 2022 Fodder
Can you contact a tillage farmer about fodder
If you think you will need to boost your fodder stocks, it might be a good idea to talk to your local tillage farmer.
23 March 2022 Fodder
Tillage proposal can increase area, but expertise needed
The proposal to pay farmers to increase tillage area is welcome, but details are needed and expertise will be essential.
23 March 2022 News