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Five tips for first cut silage
Kieran Mailey
As silage season moves into top gear across Ireland, outlined are some tips to keep in mind.
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Testing slurry and silage for targeted efficiency
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Time for a fodder budget after second-cut silage
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Bringing surplus paddocks back into the grazing rotation
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Five tips for closing up second-cut silage
Where farmers are just finishing first-cut silage this week, outlined are some tips to keep in mind if fields will be closed for a second cut.
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My Farming Week: Micheál O’Mahony, Bandon, Co Cork
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Five tips for farm safety at silage time
Fieldwork is reaching peak levels and with the aim to get silage in as quickly as possible in dry conditions, safety can be overlooked.
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Fertilising grazing swards during peak growth - hold off or crack on?
Grass growth should hit peak levels during the second half of May and with surplus grazing emerging, some farmers will query whether fertiliser is needed or not.
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