The Grass Week: grazing season ends for some as rain takes its toll
Martin Merrick
Some farmers in heavier ground have had to face the inevitable and house stock due to the incessant rain.
27 September 2023 Northern Ireland
Ten top tips for housing cattle
Heavy rain has brought an end to the grazing season on many livestock farms and where farmers are housing cattle, Kieran Mailey outlines some tips to keep in mind.
27 September 2023 Grass & feeding
Damage limitation forces stock inside
With the weather we’ve seen over the past two weeks, some farmers have been forced to open the shed doors and house stock.
Challenging grazing conditions hit hard
The heavy rainfall and storm like conditions have made grazing challenging on even the driest farms, write Martin Merrick and Declan Collins.
27 September 2023 Grass & feeding
Eastern European interest in Conor Pass
The Government has not looked to buy Conor Pass, however, there are two very interested parties currently doing their due diligence on the 1,400ac landmark.
27 September 2023 News
Price boost for store lamb trade
Wet weather has seen cattle being housed, pushing more farmers to source store lambs to clean off grazing swards.
27 September 2023 Northern Ireland
Five tips for managing cattle at housing time
Ground conditions have deteriorated and many farmers have started housing cattle. Outlined are five things to consider when housing cattle.
23 September 2023 Management
The Grass Week: tough conditions leading to more management
The heavy rainfall over the last few days has quickly saturated ground and made grazing off heavy covers tricky.
23 September 2023 Grass & feeding
Cows scanned and lambs drafted on Tullamore Farm
The mature cows have been scanned and 107 lambs were drafted to slaughter this week by Tullamore Farm manager Shaun Diver.
22 September 2023 Tullamore Farm
Weekend weather: spells of rain and sunshine
Take a look at the weather forecast for the weekend ahead and see our management notes.
22 September 2023 News
Home Farm: we have swung from high summer to winter
We have excellent regrowth from the second cut silage so we have begun grazing it and we will work our way through it, shifting the electric fences on a daily basis for each group.
20 September 2023 Viewpoints
Heavy rain and heavy covers causing headaches
With the volume of rain that has fallen in the last few days making grazing heavy covers tricky, it may be time to change tack.
20 September 2023 Grass & feeding