ACRES could 'lead to environmental decline' in the Burren
Amy Forde
At a time where we should be showing huge environmental ambition, we unfortunately seem to be showing a little bit less, Brendan Dunford of the Burren Programme has said.
23 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Sheep scab undetected in flocks, study finds
Scab is a highly contagious disease in sheep which is caused by a mite and can lead to itching, wool loss, reduced animal performance and welfare issues.
21 November 2022 Management
How much meal to feed dairy cows now?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at how much meal dairy farmers should be feeding to their cows this November and December.
Agroforestry ‘ticks a lot of boxes’ - Forest Service
Farming in the shelter of trees can lead to more sustainable forestry and more sustainable food production, according to Eugene Curran from the Department of Agriculture.
19 November 2022 News
Five tips for grazing forage brassica crops in winter
On farms where cattle are outwintered on forage brassica crops like kale, there are a few things to keep in mind. Outlined are five tips for grazing animals through the winter.
19 November 2022 Management
Agroforestry 'lends itself well' to cattle systems
The option of integrating trees into farmland and also integrating animals into forest plantations was discussed at an Irish agroforestry forum in Gurteen College on Friday.
18 November 2022 News
Red clover silage proving its worth on Tullamore Farm
The inclusion of red clover in a mixture with perennial ryegrass and white clover can result in high yields of multi-cut silage without artificial nitrogen (N) fertiliser.
16 November 2022 Footprint Farmers
Home Farm: solar progress on the farm
One would imagine that the national priority would be for as much nationally generated energy as possible.
16 November 2022 Viewpoints
Farmer Writes: working out if ACRES is a runner
Trying to find ACRES measures that suit the farm is one of the more challenging issues on Tommy Moyles' farm at the moment.
16 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Grass+ Beef: game over for most beef farmers for 2022
Grazing has come to a halt on the majority of beef farms over the past two weeks, with only those on the driest of land and those who really need to remain at grass currently doing so.
9 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Grazing livestock 365-days a year
In the second part of three-week series, Peter McCann looks at how long recovery grazing works in practice.
Grass+ Beef: utilisation deteriorates rapidly for those still at grass
Another week of heavy rainfall has seen a lot more stock housed across the country, while those that remain at grass on drier farms are struggling to utilise the available grass.
2 November 2022 Grass & feeding