Is plantain the wonder plant?
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan chats to Glenn Judson from New Zealand and Thomas Moloney from DLF in Ireland about plantain and a new variety available on the Irish market called Ecotain.
29 March 2023 Reseeding
Oversowing clover does work – new on-farm research
New Teagasc on-farm research shows that there is no difference in clover content between fields that were fully reseeded with grass and clover and fields that were oversown with clover.
29 March 2023 Reseeding
Reseeding in 2023 - what varieties to choose
Tomás Tubritt and Michael O’Donovan from Animal and Grassland Innovation Centre, Teagasc, Moorepark, take a look at the 2023 Pasture Profit Index and look at how to select varieties.
Higher milk yields from four-cut silage systems
An AFBI study has compared the potential output that can be achieved in three- and four-cut grass silage systems.
29 March 2023 Northern Ireland
Growth rising as the second round is in sight
Although ground conditions remain tricky, growth has steadied as farmers look to complete the first round.
29 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: grazing looks set to get back on track
A drier forecast for the next week should allow at least some grazing to resume or commence on beef farms.
29 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Farmer Writes: bad weather driving farm to the limit
A wet March has put severe pressure on John Egerton’s farming system.
29 March 2023 Northern Ireland
Five tips for grazing through wet conditions
Grazing conditions have become increasingly difficult after a prolonged wet period. Outlined are five tips to keeping cattle settled at grass.
25 March 2023 Management
Mild and wet weather leading to difficult grazing but increased growth
While significant rainfall over the past week has exasperated poor grazing conditions, growth has improved with the warmer temperatures.
22 March 2023 Grass & feeding
No let up in tough grazing conditions
Farmers are continuing to battle to get ground grazed, as conditions underfoot remain tricky.
22 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Watch: grazing gets more difficult on Thrive demo farm
Declan Marren was on the Thrive demo farm this week, where grazing conditions have become a lot trickier since the wet weather returned last weekend.
18 March 2023 Grass & feeding
Weather woes set to continue as ground conditions become difficult
The past week’s unsettled weather seems here to stay, with further unsettled periods forecast for the week ahead.
18 March 2023 Grass & feeding