QA condition of suckler scheme ‘set in stone’
Adam Woods
Adam Woods has the latest on the requirement for SCEP participants to join the Bord Bia quality assurance scheme.
1 February 2023 Fertilizers
The importance of sulphur on grassland
Claire Aspel, formerly of Teagasc Johnstown Castle and now with Grassland Agro, explains the importance of sulphur for nitrogen use efficiency in grassland.
1 February 2023 Fertilizers
Revisiting the strategy on fertiliser
President of the Fertilizer Association of Ireland Tim Sheil says high fertiliser prices and new sectoral emissions targets mean many farmers are re-evaluating their fertiliser strategy.
The role of sulphur
PJ O’Connor, Grassland Agro and Aisling Claffey, J Grennan & Son, discuss the important role of sulphur in plants.
1 February 2023 Fertilizers
Improving N use efficiency on tillage farms
Don Somers (tillage farmer), John Pettit and Mark Plunkett (Teagasc, Johnstown Castle) outline how tillage farmers can improve their nitrogen use efficiency.
1 February 2023 Fertilizers
Grassland Agro, Teagasc and UCC join forces in fertiliser efficiency research
Managing director of Grassland Agro Liam Woulfe said that strategic use of fertiliser inputs is the future and this must be underpinned by science.
30 January 2023 News
Letter regarding Dexter cattle
"Small Cattle, Large Prospects" - Cora Hogan Doyle, Land Science Student, South East Technological University, Waterford
25 January 2023 Letters
Dempsey at Large: brutal clarity on ‘banding’
We already know that various soil types have varying capacity to impede the travel of organic nitrate through the soil to the ground water while retaining the nutrients to stimulate grass growth.
25 January 2023 Viewpoints
Making the most of your ICBF weanling performance report
The BEEP-S programme provided vital financial assistance to the suckler sector. However, using the data from the scheme is where the real value lies for farmers. Declan Marren reports.
18 January 2023 Breeding & health
Dairy Management: calves, insurance cover and slurry spreading
Aidan Brennan compares the value in terms of price and nutrition of milk replacers and whole milk.
18 January 2023 Management
Survey results: 75% of suckler farmers will join new suckler schemes
Adam Woods has the results of a recent Irish Farmers Journal suckler farmer reader survey.
12 January 2023 Management
Beef Management: Outwintered cattle, CAP seminar and survey responses
Adam Woods takes a look at looking after outwintered cattle, some survey results and details of an upcoming CAP seminar in Ballina, Co. Mayo.
11 January 2023 Management