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Dairy Management: grass growth and fertiliser use
Aidan Brennan
After heavy rain across the country, Aidan Brennan takes a look at the impact on grass growth and suggests nitrogen is not lacking at present.
29 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Dairy: rain has come but growth is slow
Most of the country has got heavy rain over the last week but grass growth rates continue to lag, write Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick.
29 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Can clover grow in Cavan?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the new clover trial in Ballyhaise and sees the progress made in getting clover established.
Dairy management: how to work out your nitrates position
Aidan Brennan looks at how farmers can find out if they will be affected by the new changes in the nitrates programme.
27 June 2022 Management
Grassland management: what will be the impact of change in weather?
With widespread and sometimes heavy rain falling across most of the country, what impact might it have on grass growth rates asks Aidan Brennan.
25 June 2022 Management
Watch: Farm Tech Talk - The Livestock Show
Rain has hit most parts of the country and farmers down south are particularly happy to get it.
24 June 2022 News
Dairy Management: how quickly will rain help grass growth?
A look ahead to the prospect for an increase in grass growth rates if farms get enough rain.
22 June 2022 Management
Dairy incomes to fall 20% if derogation changes
An analysis of the impact of a reduction to the upper limit in the nitrates derogations shows it could reduce profit by up to 42% on exposed farms.
22 June 2022 News
Rain is promised, but will it come?
With most farmers crying out for rain and plenty of rain in the forecast, the next week could be ideal for grass growth.
22 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Top performance from Quality Award winners
Top performance in all aspects of the farm business sealed the win for the McCarthy family, writes Aidan Brennan.
22 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Dairy management: soil moisture deficits creep up
With no rain over Munster or Leinster in the last week and with very little rain forecast, farmers will be rightly worried about grass growth writes Aidan Brennan.
20 June 2022 Management
Tips for controlling high somatic cell count
Aidan Brennan reports from the Teagasc and NDC/Kerrygold milk quality award winner's farm walk in Limerick.
18 June 2022 Management