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Last chance to submit 2023 Fodder Support Scheme applications
Darren Carty
The deadline for submitting applications is 5 December 2022.
30 November 2022 Letters
Fodder Support Scheme payments begin for 71,000 farmers
The 71,000 eligible farmers who applied to the 2022 Fodder Support Scheme will receive payment over the coming weeks.
29 November 2022 Management
Managing the creep pen for calves
A well-bedded creep pen is a must for autumn-born suckler calves during the housing period.
Farmer Writes: dry bale silage passes the taste test
Energy values are behind target, but high dry matters mean bales are readily eaten by livestock, writes Derek Robinson.
23 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Five tips for grazing forage brassica crops in winter
On farms where cattle are outwintered on forage brassica crops like kale, there are a few things to keep in mind. Outlined are five tips for grazing animals through the winter.
19 November 2022 Management
Agroforestry 'lends itself well' to cattle systems
The option of integrating trees into farmland and also integrating animals into forest plantations was discussed at an Irish agroforestry forum in Gurteen College on Friday.
18 November 2022 News
Five steps to managing the silage clamp
Winter feeding is in full swing across the country and where farmers are using silage in a clamp, outlined are five tips to managing the clamp face.
12 November 2022 Management
NI Sheep Programme: how good is 2022 silage quality?
With first- and second-Cut silage analysed on the programme farms, Kieran Mailey outlines some of the results.
9 November 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: lessons on selling cattle
The evenings are getting dark, but the mornings will be bright for another while at least, writes Kieran Sullivan.
9 November 2022 Farmer Writes
'Large cohort' of sheep farmers unable to claim fodder scheme payments
IFA sheep chair Kevin Comiskey said that the conditions of the scheme ignore the difficulties of sheep farmers in hill areas who also face an inputs crisis.
3 November 2022 News
Advance fodder scheme payments to be paid in December
A rollover of the Fodder Support Scheme 2022 was announced in Budget 2023.
2 November 2022 News
Dairy Management: wet weather, silage stocks and SDCT
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the impact of the wet weather and earlier housing will have on silage stocks and looks at ways to compare value when buying feed.
2 November 2022 Management