Northern Ireland
Ten tips to building covers for autumn grazing
Kieran Mailey
Livestock farmers should be planning ahead to build grass covers for autumn grazing.
3 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Reseeding lessons from the Thrive dairy-beef programme
Many of the Thrive programme farmers have looked to white clover in recent years to reduce chemical nitrogen usage. Declan Marren writes.
15 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Thrive: grass growth becoming a problem on demo farm
A lack of moisture on the demonstration farm in south Tipperary has seen grass growth rates nose dive in the last week to 10 days.
Grass+ Beef: growth rates falling back to more normal levels
After a three week period of accelerated growth, grass growth rates has now moved back to more normal levels.
1 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Five tips for taking out surplus grass
As grass growth pushes ahead of livestock demand, there will be opportunities to take out swards as silage. Outlined are five tips to baling surplus grass.
21 May 2022 Management
Managing grazing paddocks through heavy rain
With heavy and frequent showers forecast later this week, farmers should be taking steps to prevent sward damage.
17 May 2022 Management
Beginners' tips for setting up grazing paddocks
For farmers considering paddock grazing to improve grass utilisation, outlined are some tips to get up and running.
7 May 2022 Management
Clover is a long-term solution, not a quick fix
Trevor Boland held a Teagasc clover farm walk outlining his learnings from trial work carried out on his farm in Sligo last year. Declan Marren reports.
27 April 2022 Grass & feeding
NI Sheep Programme: making improvements to the grazing system
Improving grassland management has been a central theme on the programme farms. Kieran Mailey outlines some steps to improve grazing in the year ahead.
20 April 2022 Management
Newford Farm update: attention turning to breeding with 99% of cows calved
The breeding season will start on 18 April and preparations have started, including recording heats, administering vaccines and selecting sires for use in 2022.
3 April 2022 Newford Farm
10 steps to managing spring grazing
With huge uncertainty around fertiliser price trends and supply, Kieran Mailey outlines some steps to managing spring grazing.
9 March 2022 Northern Ireland