Demand for organic feed and bales to soar
Rachel Donovan
The results of an organic feed survey has indicated growing demand for organic feed of all types to meet requirements for next winter.
7 February 2024 News
Tirlán farmers share in €6m windfall
The trading bonus scheme payout will be worth €1,270 on average for the co-op’s 4,700 farmer shareholders.
24 January 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: cows coming fit for sale
My cows are well-fed and well-fleshed, so I’m leaning towards killing them, but every time I think I have my mind made up, something arises to cast a little doubt, writes James Strain.
High output herds could cut carbon emissions – UCD
New research from UCD shows that high output herds could play a role in meeting climate target while still maintaining milk supply for dairy processing.
10 January 2024 News
Beef Management: lice and weanling performance
Adam Woods takes a look at lice treatment, weanling performance and making sure the yard is ready for a big freeze.
27 December 2023 Management
Should I be feeding meal ad-lib to my finishing cattle?
Adam Woods takes a look at the economics of ad-lib meal feeding and whether it’s a runner this winter.
24 December 2023 Grass & feeding
Spotlight on organic feed and health factors
A significant number of the 1,500 sheep farmers participating in the Organic Farming Scheme are finding that inclement weather is raising feed option discussions earlier than planned.
13 December 2023 Markets
Zero grazing outperforms silage, study finds
The results highlight the “practical challenges” of wilting grass to a suitable dry matter for making silage from August onwards.
13 December 2023 Northern Ireland
Decision due next week on nitrates mitigation measures
The water quality group will make a decision by next week on research presented by Teagasc on measures that would allow farmers some flexibility on the upcoming 220kg N/ha limit.
8 December 2023 News
Hopes of derogation flexibility on rations and slurry
Farm organisations said there is an onus on the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to support farmers who are facing serious reductions in cow numbers as a result of the derogation changes.
6 December 2023 News
Strong positive correlation between pasture utilised and profit margin
Focusing on cost control and increasing grass utilization on dairy farms are the key drivers to profit margin per ha.
30 November 2023 Grass & feeding
Teagasc beef conference: is finishing at 19 months realistic?
Adam Woods reports from the Teagasc national beef conference held in Ballinasloe this week.
29 November 2023 Breeding & health