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Farm Programmes
Closing for winter from now on
Ciarán Lenehan
Two-thirds of the grass that we have in spring will grow in the next four weeks.
26 April 2017 News
Controlling costs with grazed grass
The Ulster Grassland Society visited Philip and David Clarke’s dairy farm near Augher, Co Tyrone, last week. Peter McCann reports.
12 April 2017 Grass & feeding
Critical week for controlling grass
A lot depends on how grass is managed over the next few weeks. Aidan Brennan highlights the steps involved.
Grass growth rates remain very high
Growth rates have dropped a bit this week to 91kg/day on average, which is still a very high growth rate and is making it very hard to manage grass.
25 May 2016 News
Newford Farm grass growth exceeds 100kg DM/ha
With grass growth rocketing, it has been a critical week for managing grass.
18 May 2016 Grass & feeding
Grass quality, pneumonia and worming
We give top tips on maintaining grass quality, avoiding pneumonia and the increased risk of worm activity.
On the ground with Donal Scully - managing grass at a high stocking rate
We look at how Donal Scully is managing grass and keeping quality high when stocked at 6.98LU/ha.
11 May 2016 Management
Growing performance of suckler beef herds
An event at the Beef & Sheep Development Centre at Greenmount campus last week focused on maximising profit on beef farms. Peter McCann reports.
16 September 2015 News
Beef Farming Management Notes
In this week’s management notes we offer advice on the importance of weaning correctly, buying weanlings in August and building the grass wedge.
6 August 2014 Management
Farmer writes: Shiny new tractor on the farm
Ciarán Lenehan is enjoying testing out his new CLAAS Axos 340, an upgrade from his old two-wheel drive Massey Ferguson 4255.
30 November -0001 Farmer Writes
Monday Management: Heavy rain a problem for all farmers
In his Monday Management notes, Aidan Brennan offers advice on how to deal with grass and ground conditions after heavy rain over the weekend.
30 November -0001 Management
Tight grass forcing farmers to house cattle early
Where fodder is tight on some farms, it may be worth looking at alternatives, Adam Woods reports.
30 November -0001 Management