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Grass+ dairy: growth rates drop as October moves in
Aidan Brennan
Grass growth rates are set to drop over the coming weeks as nights get longer and colder, write Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick.
28 September 2022 News
Fodder Support Scheme rolled over
Up to €30m for a fodder support scheme is to be paid in December 2022.
26 September 2022 News
New beef scheme and energy supports for farmers in Budget 2023
Further detail has also emerged in relation to the energy support scheme announced by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar last week.
Grass growth recovers but deficits remain
Aidan Brennan catches up with three farmers from Carlow, Kerry and Limerick to see what has happened to grass growth since the rain came earlier this month.
21 September 2022 Grass & feeding
Dairy Management: bloat, fertiliser and managing nitrate bands
With lots of lush grass high in clover content now is a high risk time for bloat.
21 September 2022 Management
Growth rates rebound as silage is dropped
Grass growth rates are on the up and while average farm cover is still behind target, many farmers are able to drop silage from the diet.
21 September 2022 Grass & feeding
Autumn liming to drive spring grass growth
It can take four to six months from spreading ground limestone to correct soil pH, so an autumn lime application is best to drive grass growth next spring.
20 September 2022 Management
High-risk time for bloat in livestock
Low dry matter and low fibre content in grass, along with longer nights with a heavy dew, is combining to make it a high-risk time for bloat, writes Aidan Brennan
19 September 2022 Management
Erth Engineering to showcase secondary hopper
Erth Engineering will be unveiling a secondary hopper on its Agriseeder to allow the machine to disperse two products at once, either into the airstream or broadcasted onto the surface.
18 September 2022 Farm machinery
What does the future hold for grazing swards in Ireland?
The swards of the future seminar organised by Teagasc emphasised the importance of legumes in all swards.
14 September 2022 Grass & feeding
NZ-built Tow and Fert kit to make Ploughing debut
The Tow and Fert range of liquid foliar spray machines are set to make their Ploughing debut in Laois next week.
14 September 2022 Farm machinery
Growth rates lifting for autumn flush
Grass growth rates have increased, and the prospects for decent grass this autumn have improved greatly write Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick
14 September 2022 Grass & feeding