Opinion: bless me fodder, for I have sinned - minister needs to reverse on SIM
Pat O'Toole
The almost universal opposition to Minister McConalogue's decision to withdraw the Straw Incorporation Measure is the clearest sign he has got this one wrong.
3 July 2024 News
Catch crop rules changes not enough
Farmers are confused about grazing rules for catch crop and forage crops and don;t see the need for the complications.
19 June 2024 News
Cereals down by 10,000ha
Crop area has declined this season by about 6,600ha. Cereals have taken a big drop of 10,000ha in 2024.
Strong interest among tillage farmers in slurry storage
Tillage farmers were asked if they would invest in slurry storage if a grant became available.
19 June 2024 News
Main crops area down 2%, cereals down 4%
At this year’s Goldcrop open days crop area estimates were provided - and the outlook is better than expected.
16 June 2024 News
Accompany the Agronomist: spring crops flying up, with some left to plant
In our first full crop survey of agronomists across the country this year, it is reported that spring crops which are planted are growing quickly and look well.
15 May 2024 News
Know the fertiliser N and P limits for grassland
The introduction of the fertiliser database has put a greater focus on determining fertiliser allowances with potential penalties liable if limits are exceeded.
Growing fodder for another farmer
There is a fodder deficit on many farms across the country. Tillage and livestock farmers could work together to fill this deficit.
21 April 2024 News
New fodder transport measure for farmers
A fodder transport measure is to be available to farmers from 9 April. Amy Forde and Siobhán Walsh report.
9 April 2024 News
What are forage crops costing to grow?
Farmers should look at the Teagasc crop costs and returns before planting forage crops and see how their figures will differ.
20 March 2024 Fodder
Forage crops for grazing need buffer zones and liebacks
Planning for grazing forage crops has to start early as buffer zones and a lie-back area have to be left in place.
20 March 2024 Fodder
Keep an eye on costs before planting forage crops
This week’s focus is on forage crops, from maize and beet to red clover and stubble turnips. Check out varieties and costs involved in growing these crops.
20 March 2024 Fodder