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Beef
Make use of slurry spreading windows before closed period
Kieran Mailey
The deadline for spreading slurry is fast approaching, so farmers should take all opportunities to empty storage tanks before then.
19 September 2022 News
SlurryKat to launch Pro-Control slurry monitor
SlurryKat will launch a new Isobus control, monitoring and data recording system for its premium plus dribble bars or trailing shoe applicators, alongside some other product updates for 2023.
14 September 2022 Farm machinery
Raft of new kit from Mastek for debut at Ploughing
Wider dribble bars, 200hp engine sets and a newly designed front reel that sits closer to the tractor are just some of the new features Mastek will be unveiling at the Ploughing Championships.
Irish built spreader ticks the boxes for specialised Meath contractor
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Diarmuid Gryson in Co Meath who gives his opinion on the Agri-Spread HBS horizontal beater disc spreader, the very first unit built by the Mayo manufacturer.
7 September 2022 Farm machinery
New pork import controls amid ASF risk
A new risk assessment by the Animal and Plant Health Agency found there is “medium risk” of African swine fever entering Britain.
31 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Extension to deadline for spreading fertiliser needed - Cahill
Jackie Cahill TD says that farmers will need an extension to get fertiliser out this year following the exceptionally long period of dry weather.
25 August 2022 News
Over 1,000 Tier 1 grants not claimed
Almost 3,000 successful applicants received letters of offer under the Tier 1 grant scheme last year.
29 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Beef Management: scanning problem cows and grass growth issues
Dealing with problem cows during breeding, dealing with grass growth and quality issues, and a clostridial vaccine booster reminder.
15 June 2022 Management
Time to reassess fertiliser spreader setup
Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney offer some advice worth considering to ensure your spreader continues to perform to its potential this summer.
25 May 2022 Farm machinery
78% of farmers plan to reduce fertiliser usage
77% of dairy farmers plan to cut back usage with the majority of farmers (57%) cutting back usage by more than 20% on last year.
25 May 2022 News
From the Tramlines: wet and windy May spurs hope for good harvest
This week, Stephen Robb talks to farmers from Meath, Carlow and Derry, where crops are developing well with the help of moisture and milder temperatures.
11 May 2022 Crops
This week in photos: Newmarket-on-Fergus Agricultural Show 2022
Our top farming photos from the past week include picking up silage, proposed greenway concerns, planting potatoes, spreading dung and all the action from Newmarket-on-Fergus Agricultural Show 2022.
8 May 2022 News