Farmer Writes: dry bale silage passes the taste test
Derek Robinson
Energy values are behind target, but high dry matters mean bales are readily eaten by livestock, writes Derek Robinson.
23 November 2022 Management
Fodder Scheme Deadline, Grazing Kale and vermin control
This week's Beef Management looks at grazing kale, controlling vermin around yards and tips on grazing kale.
23 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: learning about farming in Lanzarote
I will reduce fertiliser rates next year, make less silage, and try to move the cattle from September onwards.
Red clover silage proving its worth on Tullamore Farm
The inclusion of red clover in a mixture with perennial ryegrass and white clover can result in high yields of multi-cut silage without artificial nitrogen (N) fertiliser.
16 November 2022 Footprint Farmers
Farmer Writes: time for the shed
James Strain from Co Donegal prepares to house his stock, as the rain takes its toll on ground conditions.
8 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Thrive: diets to keep stock on target this winter period
Declan Marren looks at the diet required to keep dairy beef stock on target over the winter period which is the highest cost period in livestock production systems.
2 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Ireland’s largest farm plastic recycler sold to Scottish company
ADN Materials was sold to the Scottish recycling firm Enva for an undisclosed sum.
19 October 2022 News
Bale shears: what are the options?
Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney take a look at some of the bale shear options currently available on the Irish market.
5 October 2022 Farm machinery
Spread-A-Bale proves more simple alternative in Antrim
Gary Abbott caught up with James Watt, a Co Antrim dairy farmer, to find out why he for a Spread-a-bale Mini straw bedder over a typical mechanical straw blower.
5 October 2022 Farm machinery
Compact mounted feeder suits sheep and suckler farmer
Gary Abbott met with sheep and suckler farmer Mark Dooher to find out how his VDW mounted diet feeder has performed now entering its third winter feeding season.
5 October 2022 Farm machinery
Stretching silage on fodder short dairy farms
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the options for dairy farmers who are going to be short of silage this winter.
5 October 2022 Winter Feed
Winter feed – your queries answered
From managing fodder shortages to weanling mineral supplementation, Declan Marren answers reader queries for winter feeding.
5 October 2022 Grass & feeding