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€12,600 grass growth hit for dairy farms
Declan O’Brien
Farmers have to be weaned off their dependence on excess feed and fertiliser and get back to a clear focus on driving grass output, says Joe Patton of Teagasc.
28 February 2024 Management
Beef Management: eEarly grass, calving issues and mart prices
Beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at turning cattle out to grass, keeping calves healthy and captilising on the good mart trade.
28 February 2024 Management
Sheep Management: fertiliser considerations, scratching sheep and SIS details
An investment in fertiliser to boost grass growth is more economical and labour beneficial than supplementing ewes and lambs in early lactation.
Grass growth rises despite heavy rainfall
Declan Collins takes a look at data from PastureBase Ireland, to see where grass growth was in 2023.
7 February 2024 Grass & feeding
Where to for fertiliser in 2024?
Aidan Brennan asks if farmers would be right or wrong to spread more fertiliser in 2024.
31 January 2024 Fertilizers
Adapting fertiliser use for a changing world
Tim Sheil, Fertilizer Association of Ireland and J Bolger & Co, previews the Fertilizer Association of Ireland’s spring scientific seminar.
31 January 2024 Fertilizers
Dairy management: early nitrogen and calving
Aidan Brennan has some advice for farmers considering applying some early nitrogen to grass swards.
31 January 2024 Management
Late spring could see 15% of dairy and beef farms short of fodder
Farmers should plan for early nitrogen and slurry applications to improve spring grass production, the National Fodder and Food Security Committee heard on Wednesday.
25 January 2024 News
Farmers warned against ‘dumping’ slurry
A Centenary Thurles conference on water quality at Cabragh wetlands in Co Tipperary heard how farmers can help to improve the status of the county’s water bodies. Caitríona Morrissey reports.
Meet the Sustainable Grassland Farmer of the Year finalists
Aidan Brennan reports from three of the contestants in the Sustainable Grassland Farmer of the Year competition.
10 January 2024 Grass & feeding
Beef Management: soil sampling, 2023 accounts and fresh feed
Adam Wood takes a look at soil sampling, 2023 profit monitor completion and keeping fresh feed in front of animals.
3 January 2024 Management
Dairy Management: dry cow minerals, grass data and BCS
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the important elements in dry cow minerals, what to do with grass growth data and managing condition score in cows
27 December 2023 Management