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Burning tyres on Cork farm damage 20 bales of silage
Barry Murphy
A number of farm fires have taken place across the country in recent days, as heatwave conditions continue.
6 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Getting grass right - the difference between profit and loss
For dairy-beef systems to be profitable, grazed grass must play a pivotal role. Getting grass and grazing right is one of the most important aspects of dairy-beef systems.
Initial NI barley yields down on 2021
It is still early days for the grain harvest in NI, but yields appear to be back on 2021
Beef Management: BEEP Weighing, Tullamore Farm Open day and Farm Safety Week
A look at what farmers need to do in advance of BEEP weighing, a preview of the Tullamore farm open day and a few tips on farm safety.
20 July 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: enough grass with less fertiliser
Exceptional weather has led to a drought for some, but has let farmers in Leitrim cut hay and silage, writes Karen McCabe this week.
19 July 2022 Farmer Writes
This week in photos - harvest, hay and the Farm Machinery Show
Our top farming photos from the past week include farmers making bales, harvesting winter barley, turning hay and all the action from Iveragh Mart and the FTMTA Farm Machinery Show day one.
17 July 2022 News
Price gouging and diesel costs concerns for farmers at FTMTA show
Rachel Donovan reports from the FTMTA show, which made a return to Punchestown this week.
13 July 2022 News
Straw buyers need to know the value of straw - IGGG
The Irish Grain Growers Group (IGGG) has said that with hay and silage being advertised for €10 more per bale on 2021 prices, straw is a good value alternative.
11 July 2022 News
Farmer Writes: a decade of change
A trawl through the diaries highlighted the changes experienced on Tommy Moyles' farm.
29 June 2022 Farmer Writes
Beef Managment: grass growth and worming advice
A look at grass growth issues across the country, the need for decent second cut silage crops and advice for worming cattle at grass.
22 June 2022 Management
My Farming Week: Mark and Pippa Hackett, Ballinvoher, Geashill, Co Offaly
Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity Pippa Hackett and husband, Councillor Mark Hackett, farm organically in Offaly.
22 June 2022 News
NI Sheep Programme: baling silage and drafting lambs in Co Down
Harvesting first-cut silage and drafting lambs for slaughter have been the main jobs completed on Paraic McNeill's farm over the past week. Kieran Mailey reports.