Dairy Management: poor thrive in dairy replacements
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan looks through some of the causes for poor performance in dairy replacement calves this summer.
26 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Dairy: careful balancing act with grass supplies
While the warm weather has helped to push on growth slightly, the likelihood of a soil moisture deficit creeping in could spell disaster for some.
19 June 2024 Farmer Writes
A battle to keep grass under control
A surge in grass growth during May has been followed by growth falling off a cliff in June, writes John Egerton.
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.
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
The Grass Week: drastic dip in growth but a recovery expected
While growth has taken a tumble over the last two weeks or so, warmer and milder conditions should hopefully swing things back in favour of farmers.
15 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Farmer Writes: correcting grass quality on the grazing platform
I think the 60% TAMS grant is a great incentive and everybody should avail of it. If all farms and houses had panels on some roof space, it would have to be good for the individuals and the country.
12 June 2024 Farmer Writes
Grass+ dairy: growth rates feeling the pinch
Thomas Condon highlights how cooler weather conditions have caused growth rates to dip below that of demand on a lot of farms around the country, and what to do in this scenario.
12 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Beef Management: grass supplies, grass quality and slurry spreading
In this week's Beef Management, Adam Woods takes a look at grass supplies, grass quality and slurry spreading advice.
12 June 2024 Management
Dairy Management: grass growth rates start to suffer
Cold, northerly winds are hampering grass growth rates and making swards stressed, writes Aidan Brennan.
12 June 2024 Management
The Grass Week: dip in growth and quality
A mixture of a dip in growth and farmers trying to correct grass is leaving farms at risk of running tight on grass.
8 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Correcting grass quality without running short
Thomas Condon details how farmers should try to maintain quality in swards through correction, without running down farm cover too low.
5 June 2024 Grass & feeding