Farmer Writes: where do seagulls kip at night?
Gerald Potterton
I’d say a flock of seagulls can greedily devour a huge percentage of the fat worms from a freshly tilled field.
8 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: farmers prepare for a change in weather
An unsettled forecast for the coming week has farmers with stock at grass making contingency plans for rehousing.
22 February 2023 Winter Feed
Grass, but not as we know it - silage explained
There are three key factors to making good-quality silage. Professor Tommy Boland from University College Dublin’s School of Agriculture explains what they are.
Watch: Farmer Writes - hard to beat high dry matter silage
The performance of ewes and dairy heifers offered high DM silage has been better than expected, writes Derek Robinson.
22 February 2023 Farmer Writes
Tight fodder supplies boost sales
There has been an increase in the volumes of silage being traded in NI but demand for straw remains extremely low.
15 February 2023 Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: longer days returning
Working off farm at a local lake, I get to witness a lot of wildlife coming back out of hiding at this time of year.
15 February 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: a man of straw
It seems there’s poor organisation in straw deliveries, and farmers are often left with bales carried over until the following year.
1 February 2023 Farmer Writes
New rule forbids silage bales being stacked more than two high
This new bale stacking rule is applicable for all farmers who make bale silage this summer.
1 February 2023 News
Five steps to carrying out a mid-winter fodder budget
A fodder budget is recommended in mid-winter to determine if there is enough silage in reserve to last until turnout.
1 January 2023 Management
The beef farmer's ultimate Christmas to do list
Adam Woods takes a look at some jobs that could be completed on drystock farms over the festive period.
24 December 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: December stresses out of the way
With his annual herd test out of the way, James Strain is hopefully now on the wind down to Christmas.
20 December 2022 Farmer Writes
Beef Management: dealing with the cold snap and current cashflow
Adam Woods takes a look at dealing with the current cold snap and having a look at cashflow as we head into 2023.
14 December 2022 Management