Forage crops could help land access issues
Siobhán Walsh
There are many things that can be done to free up land. One is to encourage tillage and livestock farmers to work together to produce forage crops.
22 March 2023 Marts
Department recommends three varieties to grow without cover
The Department will restart trials of maize grown under cover this season and will continue to trial maize planted in the open.
Ten tips for turning cattle out to grass
Grazing in March and early April need planning and good grassland management. Kieran Mailey outlines some tips for turning cattle out to grass.
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
Teagasc Grange trials multi-species swards for beef production
A new beef trial started in Teagasc Grange in 2022 looking at multi-species swards from a beef system's perspective, with some preliminary findings for the first year’s grazing published recently.
11 February 2023 Grass & feeding
Stephen W Moore Ltd buys Johnston Gilpin franchise
In line with Deere’s Dealer of Tomorrow strategy, Co Derry dealer Stephen W Moore Ltd will now serve Antrim, Derry, Armagh and Down following its acquisition of Johnston Gilpin & Co Ltd.
7 February 2023 News
MDE Rhino Pak silage compactor
Catching the interest of many at last week's Fibrus Spring Farm Machinery show was the MDE Rhino Pak silage compactor, designed to improve forage fermentation and pit capacity.
1 February 2023 News
Pöttinger updates Boss 3000 wagons
Pöttinger has recently launched the Boss 3000 series of forage wagons featuring its classic Supermatic tine conveyor unit. This move will see the Euroboss series completely replaced during 2023.
26 January 2023 News
LAMMA 2023: Flex-Load pickup available across all Strautmann ranges
Previously only available on the Magnon range, Strautmann’s Flex-Load plastic tine pickup is now available on its other forage wagon ranges.
18 January 2023 News
Stopping cattle licking concrete floors and walls
A lack of minerals in cattle diets can lead animals to start licking walls and floors in sheds.
17 January 2023 Management
Feed additive trials show 22% methane cut on forage diet
The trials are among the first which show results on high-roughage cattle diets, with most previous research conducted on grain-based diets.
10 January 2023 News
Combine sales down 30% while foragers dropped marginally
New year on year (22 v 21) combine registrations were down 30%, while new forager registrations were down just 2.5% on last year.
4 January 2023 News