Fast-tracking nitrates action on highest risk farms
Caitríona Morrissey
Eoin McAleer, catchments manager in the LAWPRO’s midlands and east region, spoke at the EPA’s water conference about how quicker wins could be achieved on reducing nitrogen leaching.
19 June 2024 Markets
Beef Trends: sun shining on factory trade
With numbers below 30,000 last week, factories are having to chase cattle.
19 June 2024 Management
Beef Management: grazing stemmy covers, fly control and scanning
Martin Merrick details how best to utilise heavy covers, controlling flies to prevent summer mastitis and why an early scanning of cows may be beneficial to farmers.
Dairy Management: weather issues, genotyping bulls and enjoying the summer
With warmer weather on the way, farmers should be trying to maximise grass growth rates by spreading additional nitrogen where nitrogen is limiting.
19 June 2024 Management
Heat the limiting factor in poor growth conditions
Low air and soil temperatures have been hampering growth and are pushing farmers into having to supplement stock, writes Thomas Condon.
19 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Feed sales soar as grass growth falters on farms
PastureBase Ireland figures show that grass growth is currently running 0.8tDM back on average.
19 June 2024 News
Grass+ Beef: slow recovery on grazed swards putting farms under pressure
Lacklustre growth over the past few weeks will see highly stocked beef farms under pressure in the coming few days unless growth drastically improves.
19 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Climate change to push NI grass yields up by 17%
Open days for farmers were held at the Agri Food and Biosciences Institute in Hillsborough, Co Down on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
19 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Lower grass growth rates a major risk to feed security and costs
Joe Patton, Ciaran Hearne and Michael O’Donovan from Moorepark look at some of the impacts of lower than normal growth rates and what farmers can do about it.
19 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Grass yields to rise 17% due to climate change
Open days for farmers were held at the Agri Food and Biosciences Institute in Hillsborough, Co Down, on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
19 June 2024 News
Dairy management: warmer weather on the way
With plenty of moisture in the soil, grass growth rates should improve once air temperatures pick up, writes Aidan Brennan
17 June 2024 Management
Five tips to stretch grass covers for grazing
Grazing management has become challenging for many farms as wet weather has left ground soft and growth rates are below demand. Outlined are some tips to stretching grass covers.
15 June 2024 Management