Dairy Management: Dairy Day, grazing and feed space
Aidan Brennan
Farmers are heading into a third year of high costs and this is an area that needs to be controlled, writes Aidan Brennan.
22 November 2023 News
Total fertiliser sales in 2023 have fallen by 18%
This drop marks a 33% reduction in fertiliser sales since 2021.
8 November 2023 Management
Dairy management: clover paddocks, vaccines and Dairy Day
Aidan Brennan takes a look at what farmers who are still waiting for salmonella vaccines can do.
Dairy Management: what to do with high clover fields?
As grazing has been permanently or temporarily stalled on many farms, people are wondering what to do with high clover paddocks.
6 November 2023 Management
Limerick family representing Kerry
Great grass and quality milk are the hallmarks of the MacNamara farm near Hospital in Co Limerick.
1 November 2023 Milk quality
Novel calf-rearing pens in Denmark
Stephen Robb visited two farms in Denmark, which took a different approach to calf-rearing pens.
1 November 2023 Buildings
Poor weather leading to low utilisation
The wet weather is making grazing extremely difficult, and farmers are reporting that utilisation has been poor, with cattle walking grass in to the ground.
18 October 2023 Grass & feeding
Farmer writes: last minute winter preparations
Farmer James Strain writes of his last-minute rush to get ready for winter housing.
17 October 2023 Farmer Writes
Clover researcher wins award at SETU
Dr Imelda Casey was presented with the Research Excellence Impact Policy and Practice award at a ceremony at the South East Technological University, writes Aidan Brennan
16 October 2023 Grass & feeding
Dairy management: exporting slurry and culling cows
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the issues with exporting slurry and says that there are only four weeks of grazing left on most farms.
11 October 2023 Management
Clover paddocks a priority to be grazed out
The last round of grazing has fallen for many, with the shorter days seen to now be affecting growth rates.
4 October 2023 Breeding & health
Research shows many benefits of grass clover
Use of grass clover swards will be a key tool to ensure our grassland systems are more resilient in future, local NI scientists maintain
4 October 2023 Northern Ireland