The Grass Week: the closing farm cover
John Crowe
John Crowe takes a look at the importance of doing a closing farm cover this week.
27 November 2021 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: growth rates to plummet
Predicted growth rates have taken a big hit with the arrival of colder temperatures, writes John Crowe
20 November 2021 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: temperatures forecast to drop
Caution needed when extending the grazing season further this autumn as regrowth’s slow writes John Crowe
Grass+: review and prepare to restart in 2022
John Crowe and Declan Marren discuss the 2021 grass year and how farmers can prepare to make the most of their grass in 2022
17 November 2021 Grass & feeding
Farmer Writes: getting my head around Government ambitions
Brian Nicholson has been pondering Government ambitions around organics.
10 November 2021 Farmer Writes
Dairy management: housing cows for the winter
Even though the weather for the last week has been good, farmers are running out of land to graze, writes Aidan Brennan.
8 November 2021 Management
Farmer Writes: tax on dairy cows a red herring
We don't see the sugar beet or sugar cane producers paying a sugar tax, the tax is levied at point of consumption, not point of production, writes Bill O'Keeffe.
3 November 2021 Farmer Writes
Dairy Management: weather, drying off and retirement
In this week's dairy management notes, Aidan Brennan looks at the implications of the wet weather, treating chronically infected cows and planning your retirement.
27 October 2021 Management
Grass+: rain brings more challenging grazing conditions
John Crowe and Adam Woods discuss hitting autumn grazing targets by the end of October.
27 October 2021 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: keeping up with the autumn rotation planner
With just over a week to go to the end of October, it’s time to assess whether you are on target to get 70% of the farm closed, writes John Crowe.
23 October 2021 Grass & feeding
Grass+Dairy: hitting autumn grazing targets
John Crowe discusses hitting autumn grazing targets and setting up the farm for next spring.
20 October 2021 Grass & feeding
Farmer Writes: we''re part of the climate solution, not scapegoats
Brian Nicholson is annoyed with how the Government is handling things regarding agriculture and the environment.
13 October 2021 Farmer Writes