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Weekend weather: milder conditions with dry spells
Barry Murphy
Met Éireann forecasts that this weekend will be milder than recent days, with a mix of dry spells and drizzle in places.
7 January 2023 Management
Five tips for slurry spreading in early spring
With the slurry season kicking off next weekend, outlined are some things to keep in mind.
4 January 2023 Viewpoints
Dumping nutrients needs to be punished
Slurry dumping should be stopped. It all comes back to having adequate nutrient capacity for livestock on farms.
Getting lameness issues sorted in advance of housing
Highly stocked farms which typically house ewes in mid- to late-December or farms housing lambs for finishing should address any lameness problems in advance of housing.
10 December 2022 Management
Thrive: dry conditions allow the last heavy covers to be grazed
Drier weather over the last week has allowed some stock to return outdoors on the demonstration farm to graze off the last remaining heavy covers.
7 December 2022 Grass & feeding
Weekend weather: cloudy with a mix of sunny spells
Met Éireann says it will remain cloudy with occasional sunny spells for most of the weekend. Temperatures will be cool, with the potential for patches of frost on Saturday and Sunday night.
2 December 2022 News
Home Farm: Tender soils, ground conditions deteriorate
As the cattle come in, we are looking at the worth of buying one of the slurry digestion products.
23 November 2022 Viewpoints
Farmer Writes: disappointing autumn weather
I’m not keen on insecticides, beneficials and other little fellows inevitably suffer, writes Gerald Potterton.
23 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Hard decisions about spraying or further planting
Rainfall amounts vary considerably across the country and it is possible that some growers will get more opportunities to plant, but should they?
16 November 2022 Husbandry
Sheep Management: dealing with external parasite issues in sheep
The adverse weather is making any external parasite issues very visible, with sheep scratching their neck and quickly soiling fleeces.
16 November 2022 Management
Most land is wet but it can soak again
Rainfall amounts have been very variable but land continues to benefit from the dry ground conditions when machines were working on stubbles last harvest.
9 November 2022 Husbandry
Exceptional growth but many can't graze
Most farmers have been unable to capitalise on the high growth rates because land is too wet.
9 November 2022 Grass & feeding