Growing fodder for another farmer
Siobhán Walsh
There is a fodder deficit on many farms across the country. Tillage and livestock farmers could work together to fill this deficit.
20 March 2024 Fodder
What are forage crops costing to grow?
Farmers should look at the Teagasc crop costs and returns before planting forage crops and see how their figures will differ.
20 March 2024 Fodder
Forage crops for grazing need buffer zones and liebacks
Planning for grazing forage crops has to start early as buffer zones and a lie-back area have to be left in place.
Five tips for grazing forage crops over winter
Where farmers plan on outwintering cattle on crops such as kale, outlined are five tips to grazing management.
25 November 2023 Management
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.
6 July 2022 Fodder
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