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Sheep
Sheep Management: temporary sheep movements and tagging
Darren Carty
Keeping on the right side of official notifications when moving sheep off farm to temporary grazing features in this week’s sheep management notes.
28 September 2022 Grass & feeding
Thrive: avoiding under-performance pitfalls with autumn grazing
Declan Marren looks at some steps to take to maintain liveweight gain in the run-up to housing, as the last rotation begins on many dairy-beef farms.
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.
Grass+ Beef: growth good but stock flying through grass
Another positive week of grass growth right across the country but many farmers are reporting stock moving through grass at quite a rate, making it very difficult to increase the average farm cover.
21 September 2022 Grass & feeding
Farmer Writes: cow prices holding up and ploughing returns
It was great to get out to meet everyone at the ploughing again this year, after a three-year break.
21 September 2022 Farmer Writes
NI Sheep Programme: Getting ewes ready for breeding at Tynan Abbey
Kate Kingan and Peter Mant are making final preparations before the rams go out with the ewes on 1 October. Kieran Mailey reports.
21 September 2022 NI Sheep Programme
VistaMilk using satellites to collect real-time data on farm soils
The satellites can hone in on an area as small as 10 metres squared.
21 September 2022 News
Grasstech to debut new hybrid LESS slurry application system
The manufacturer has said it will be debuting a new hybrid LESS slurry application system, which the firm describe as a first of its kind.
19 September 2022 Farm machinery
Five management tasks for autumn
The list of jobs to complete on the farm is never ending. Outlined are five jobs to keep on top of this autumn.
17 September 2022 Management
Moving to net zero dairy farming
At a recent farm walk, Hugh Harbison outlined how he is trying to reduce the carbon footprint of his 180-cow dairy herd.
14 September 2022 Management
Reseeding grazing swards in Co Derry
Clement Lynch has just finished reseeding part of the grazing block on his Co Derry sheep plan.
14 September 2022 NI Sheep Programme
Multi-control strategy best for rushes
Farmers attending an on-farm event heard about the best approaches to controlling rushes.
14 September 2022 Northern Ireland