Creep grazing to reduce stress at weaning and boost thrive
Martin Merrick
Creep grazing calves doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive, with simple and cheap options available.
10 August 2022 Management
Beef Management: dealing with drought, water requirements and feeding calves
A look at dealing with the current hot weather conditions including water requirmements for livestock.
6 August 2022 Management
Five tips to creep grazing calves
Calves will be consuming a greater percentage of grass in their diet in late summer and allowing young stock to creep graze ahead of cows can improve performance. Outlined are tips to creep grazing.
Ten tips to building covers for autumn grazing
Livestock farmers should be planning ahead to build grass covers for autumn grazing.
3 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Beef Management: lungworm, THRIVE open day and building grass
This week’s Beef Managementlooks at lungworm infection, the THRIVE open day and building grass covers over the next month.
3 August 2022 Management
Rain was welcome but many farms still suffering
Farmers in the midlands, east and south were glad to see the rain but most farms aren't out of the woods just yet, write Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick.
3 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Silage analysis points to higher feed costs
Broken weather during May and June has led to a drop in first cut silage quality on Northern Ireland farms
20 July 2022 Northern Ireland
Tullamore Farm bull beef results
Adam Woods takes a look at the bull beef system on Tullamore Farm and how it has performed over the last few years.
20 July 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass growth rates begin to stagnate
Grass growth rates are set to fall this week as soil moisture deficits begin to bite again writes Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick.
20 July 2022 Grass & feeding
Planting multispecies and red clover swards on Tullamore Farm
A multispecies sward and a red clover sward have been planted on Tullamore Farm. We will keep you up to date on progress with these sward.
13 July 2022 Footprint Farmers
Lime usage hits record high in NI
The total value of lime purchases in Northern Ireland came to £8m during 2021, which is a 19% increase on the year previous.
6 July 2022 Northern Ireland
Higher carbon footprint with indoor dairy systems, study finds
The research was part of the Dairy 4 Future project which involved data collection from 100 dairy farms across western Europe.
29 June 2022 Northern Ireland