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Beef
Five tips for grazing forage crops over winter
Kieran Mailey
Where farmers plan on outwintering cattle on crops such as kale, outlined are five tips to grazing management.
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.
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
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
Forage contracts: what should they include?
Siobhán Walsh spoke to Lisa O’Toole, who has just completed research into forage contracts as part of the Teagasc Walsh Scholarship Programme.
23 February 2022 Climate and environment
Five tips for grazing forage brassica crops
Forage crops can reduce the cost of wintering cattle, but there are some things to remember from a management point of view.
29 December 2021 Management
A better year for the Teagasc forage crops trial
The five-year study in Mellows Campus Athenry is investigating different systems of finishing store lambs including forage crops, grazed grass and intensive finishing indoors.
22 December 2021 Grass & feeding
Top tips for grazing forage crops
Grazing forage crops over the winter is a great way to reduce winter feed costs on beef farms, where it is suitable to do so.
17 October 2021 Management
Fodder crop agreements: drawing up a contract
Many farmers feeding fodder crops like maize and beet enter into agreements where a tillage farmer grows a fodder crop for the livestock farmer.