Where is the fodder and food committee?
The Dealer
The national fodder and food security committee has not met since last October when they discussed fertiliser supply concerns.
1 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: cold weather and plenty of fodder holding stock indoors
The majority of beef farms have plenty of fodder in reserve and with conditions still cold, many are slow to get stock out to grass.
22 February 2023 Farmer Writes
Watch: Farmer Writes - hard to beat high dry matter silage
The performance of ewes and dairy heifers offered high DM silage has been better than expected, writes Derek Robinson.
Tight fodder supplies boost sales
There has been an increase in the volumes of silage being traded in NI but demand for straw remains extremely low.
15 February 2023 Northern Ireland
Fertiliser planning to replenish fodder reserves in 2023
John Carroll, Tirlán, and Peter Ging, Gouldings, go through some of the steps farmers should be taking to replenish silage stocks next summer.
1 February 2023 Fertilizers
Feeding cows in the evening to delay calving at night
Some farmers find feeding cows late in the evening cuts down on the number of cows calving through the night.
24 January 2023 Management
Ten January management tasks on livestock farms
Before the workload increases with lambing and calving, there are a few jobs that can be carried out to prepare for a busy spring.
4 January 2023 Northern Ireland
Uncertain year ahead for farming
It could be fraught in 2023, with price concerns and a raft of new schemes facing farmers in the months ahead.
4 January 2023 Dealer
Five steps to carrying out a mid-winter fodder budget
A fodder budget is recommended in mid-winter to determine if there is enough silage in reserve to last until turnout.
1 January 2023 Management
Farmer Writes: The most important five months of 2022 lie ahead
Input prices proved to be a major driver of change on Tommy Moyles' farm this year.
28 December 2022 Farmer Writes
€30m in Fodder Support Scheme 2023 payments issued
Farmers are to receive 57% of their payment under the Fodder Support Scheme for 2023 over the coming days, with the remainder to come in the back end of next year.
19 December 2022 News
Beef Management: dealing with the cold snap and current cashflow
Adam Woods takes a look at dealing with the current cold snap and having a look at cashflow as we head into 2023.
14 December 2022 Management