Thrive weekly roundup: final grazing rotation and slaughter heifer performance
Declan Marren
The dairy calf-to-beef programme roundup outlines how to keep calves performing over the coming weeks as the final grazing rotation begins, as well as detailed performance on slaughtered heifers.
24 September 2022 Management
Five tips for utilising autumn grass
Grazing can be tricky to manage in autumn, but following some of the outlined tips can help improve grass utilisation.
14 September 2022 Grass & feeding
Growth rates lifting for autumn flush
Grass growth rates have increased, and the prospects for decent grass this autumn have improved greatly write Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick
Over-sowing clover - most expensive method demonstrates best results
At the Teagasc Johnstown Castle open day, three establishment methods were compared for over-sowing clover into an existing sward. Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney look at the results.
7 September 2022 Farm machinery
Five tips for building grass covers
As autumn draws closer, grass growth will fall below grazing demand. Building a bank of grass over the coming weeks will help extend grazing into late autumn.
20 August 2022 Management
Ten tips to building covers for autumn grazing
Livestock farmers should be planning ahead to build grass covers for autumn grazing.
3 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Reseeding lessons from the Thrive dairy-beef programme
Many of the Thrive programme farmers have looked to white clover in recent years to reduce chemical nitrogen usage. Declan Marren writes.
3 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Thrive: grass growth becoming a problem on demo farm
A lack of moisture on the demonstration farm in south Tipperary has seen grass growth rates nose dive in the last week to 10 days.
15 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: growth rates falling back to more normal levels
After a three week period of accelerated growth, grass growth rates has now moved back to more normal levels.
1 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Five tips for taking out surplus grass
As grass growth pushes ahead of livestock demand, there will be opportunities to take out swards as silage. Outlined are five tips to baling surplus grass.
21 May 2022 Management
Managing grazing paddocks through heavy rain
With heavy and frequent showers forecast later this week, farmers should be taking steps to prevent sward damage.
17 May 2022 Management
Beginners' tips for setting up grazing paddocks
For farmers considering paddock grazing to improve grass utilisation, outlined are some tips to get up and running.
7 May 2022 Management