Managing grazing paddocks through heavy rain
Kieran Mailey
With heavy and frequent showers forecast later this week, farmers should be taking steps to prevent sward damage.
6 May 2022 Schemes
Less than a month left to sow wild bird cover
Ground conditions in more marginal areas, which in many years are trickier to navigate, are ideal this year.
27 April 2022 Crops
Potato market report: planting continues as area still expected to decrease
It is expected that escalating production costs will cause the area sown to potatoes to be lower this year.
Growth rates moving into high gear
Rain last week dampened spirits, but the outlook for good growth rates is more promising.
20 April 2022 Grass & feeding
Five tips for stretching grazing covers
Regrowth on grazed paddocks is slow, putting rotations under pressure to meet livestock demand. Outlined are some tips for stretching grass covers.
16 April 2022 Management
Beef Management: fertiliser, turnout and applying for BEEP-S
Adam Woods takes a look at fertiliser applications, getting cattle turned out and the upcoming BEEP-S application deadline in this weeks beef management notes.
6 April 2022 Management
From the Tramlines: burst of work in tillage fields
This week Stephen Robb talks to farmers from Laois, Wexford and Donegal where spring field work has kicked off.
30 March 2022 Crops
Beef Management: getting out grazing, coccidiosis and staying focused
Making sure turnout to grass goes well, treating and preventing coccidiosis and keeping your eye on the ball at the end of calving.
30 March 2022 News
30 March 2022 Markets
Farmer Writes: the painful cost of fertiliser
The cost of this round of fertiliser is eye-watering, but we can’t skimp too much on fertiliser at this time of year.
23 March 2022 Farmer Writes
Home Farm: ground conditions have improved hugely over the last week
Between the finished cattle going to the factory as they become fit and the stores grazing by day, our silage is lasting better than I had feared just a few weeks ago.
23 March 2022 Opinion
Beef Management: fertiliser application advice, scour prevention and pain relief
Adam Woods has the latest tips and advice for drystock farms in this week's beef management notes.
23 March 2022 News