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Farmer Writes: ludicrous that farmers will lose out on solar and AD credit
Karen McCabe
Perhaps it’s time to change the meaning of the old saying to ‘go Dutch’, writes Karen McCabe.
Mixed yield reports as harvest now in full swing
From grain yields and straw prices to stubble cultivation, the Tramlines farmers will keep you informed on how the harvest is progressing.
11 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.
Technology to the forefront as McHale set for big display of machines
McHale are offering Isobus and Iso-play terminals as an option on a selection of its balers, and will be showcasing this at the upcoming FTMTA show.
6 July 2022 News
Grass+ Beef: battling seed heads and grazing quality
Swards across the country are going to head as the grass plant enters the reproductive phase of its growth cycle.
15 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass growth rates take a dip
Average grass growth rates took a dip this week as harsher weather hits home write Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick
8 June 2022 Grass & feeding
This week in photos: silage season
Our top farming photos from the past week include farmers harvesting grass, baling first-cut silage, a young handlers' workshop at Virginia and more.
5 June 2022 News
Quality not quantity in a second cut
Excellent crops of first-cut silage mean that quality should be the aim in a second cut of silage.
1 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Five tips for taking out surplus grass
As grass growth pushes ahead of livestock demand, there will be opportunities to take out swards as silage. Outlined are five tips to baling surplus grass.
21 May 2022 Management
Grass+ Beef: growth surge set to continue
After two weeks of really high grass growth rates, things looks set to continue over the coming week as ground has plenty of heat and moisture.
18 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Watch: surplus grass and weighing cattle on Thrive demo farm
Declan Marren has the latest from the Thrive demonstration farm, where the yearling cattle were weighed for the first time since turnout and the first surplus grass of the year is to be baled.
18 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Calculating fuel consumption with fuel management system
With this year’s abnormally high diesel prices, many contractors and farmers need to keep a closer watch in the way which fuel is managed.
11 May 2022 News