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Review needed on new ploughing rules for derogation farms – IFA
Noel Bardon
Ploughing may be needed to incorporate farmyard manure into soil and get good results from reseeding, said the IFA.
Bored of dairying? Try farming clover
Managing clover is a bit like playing a game of Snakes and Ladders, you’re up one minute and down the next, writes Aidan Brennan.
In the fields with a discussion group
Aidan Brennan attends a discussion group meeting in Kilkenny to hear what’s happening in the fields as we approach mid-May.
Dairy Management: silage, reseeding and water quality
Aidan Brennan suggests that if there is an opportunity to cut a few paddocks for silage this weekend then take it.
11 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Teagasc set for U-turn on suckler advice
Adam Woods takes a look at some recent Teagasc analysis on beef enterprise margins.
4 May 2022 News
Farmer Writes: a welcome drop of rain to bulk up the silage swards
Once silage is off, clover can be oversown, writes farmer Bill O’Keeffe as he gears up for the grass growth that will follow this week’s rain.
4 May 2022 Farmer Writes
Grass bursting out of the ground
Super growing conditions means farmers need to be careful not to let cows and cattle into covers that are too strong.
Dairy Management: how to avoid yo-yo farming
Farmers must walk the farm every five or six days at this time of year to help make more informed decisions around grass.
4 May 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: another late spring in Donegal
James Strain gives us an insight into the spring he was dealt and how he hopes to make silage in May, however unlikely it is looking at the moment.
4 May 2022 Farmer Writes
Grass: growth rates rising but no surplus yet
Grass growth rates are on the up, driven by good sunshine hours, writes Aidan Brennan.
30 April 2022 Grass & feeding
Watch: breeding progressing well on Tullamore Farm
Niamh Gunn chats with Shaun Diver to see what’s happening on Tullamore Farm this week.
29 April 2022 News
Coming to terms with escalating input costs
The majority of farmers are not in a position to purchase similar volumes of fertiliser and with concentrate costs also increasing options are limited.
27 April 2022 Management