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Farmer Writes: time for cows to go back in-calf
Karen McCabe
Hopefully a fertility lick and hotter weather will cause some action, though I’d nearly put money on a few arriving into heat immediately if a bull arrived in the field next to them.
22 May 2024 News
Farmers reminded not to stack bales too high
Silage bales must not be stacked within 20m of a surface water, according to the CAP conditionality requirements.
Time to get on top of grass quality
Declan Collins looks at different options for farmers to get on top of grass quality this week.
Farmer Writes: breeding season in full swing in Laois
The two paddocks the calves were on are closed for bales, as we have found before that the cows don’t like grazing them after the calves.
15 May 2024 Farmer Writes
Growth burst has finally arrived
Declan Collins has a look at what farmers should be doing to control grass quality with high growth rates.
15 May 2024 Grass & feeding
Farmer Writes: first-cut silage harvested in near-perfect conditions
James Strain took his first cut of red clover silage this week and plans to get some 0:7:30 on it and do the same in six weeks’ time.
15 May 2024 Farmer Writes
Bales of hay stolen in Clare
It is understood that six round bales of hay were stolen.
10 May 2024 News
Meal subsidy would be of more benefit to fodder-short farmers - TD
A meal subsidy would be more beneficial than the current transport scheme for west and northwest farmers short of fodder, Deputy Marian Harkin has said.
25 April 2024 News
Seven farmers apply to fodder scheme
The average number bales received per farmer through the scheme is 34.
24 April 2024 News
Cost of making silage at €32.50/bale
The price of making round baled silage this summer is set to cost in the region of €29/bale to €32.50/bale excluding land charges.
17 April 2024 News
Silage wrap back by €10/roll to €13/roll, but plastic levy sees further increase
Depending on the brand, silage wrap prices for 2024 are trading in the region of €98/roll to €105/roll, down over €10/roll on 2023. However, the plastic levy has increased to €8.22/roll (including VAT).
17 April 2024 News
Thirty-three years of Lely Welger balers in the west
After 33 years of running Lely Welger round balers, the Grealis family upgraded to a Massey Ferguson RB 3130F Protec combination baler wrapper in 2021. Gary Abbott finds out how the move has been.
17 April 2024 Contracting