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2% of farmers fail inspections for Fodder Support Scheme
Rachel Donovan
The Fodder Support Scheme was introduced to pay farmers to cut hay or silage in a bid to prevent a fodder shortage this winter.
29 October 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: winter has arrived in Leitrim
When heavy rain was forecast, the decision was made to split the heavier bulls and their cows off and house them, leaving the younger stock outside, writes Karen McCabe.
26 October 2022 Winter Feed
Insulating your system against rising concentrate costs
Given the high cost of concentrates it is important to build and safeguard ewe condition as this will be an important resource in early lactation.
€500,000 damage caused after hay, straw and sheds set alight
Four fires of criminal nature have occurred at Jim Derwin Equestrian in Athlone since July, with over 1,200 bales burned in total.
16 September 2022 News
This week in photos - drought, beans, pumpkins and open days
Our top farming photos from the past week include milking, drought conditions, rowing hay, pumpkins, Johnstown Castle open day and harvesting beans.
4 September 2022 News
East-West fodder market turned on its head
The traditional scenario of an abundance of feed in the east and farmers in the west being tight on winter fodder has been well and truly turned on its head this year.
31 August 2022 News
Grass+ Beef: difficult decisions need to be made
Grass growth is becoming an issue on a lot of farms and as the end of August approaches, grazing decisions for autumn need to be made.
24 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Silage scheme cutting deadline must be pushed back - Macra
Farmers must preserve fodder by 5 September to be eligible for payment under the scheme.
23 August 2022 News
Payment for grassland actions to differ by up to €300/ha
Farmers should familiarise themselves with the conditions of the new schemes as payment rates differ significantly between the actions.
Almost 70,000 drystock farmers apply for Fodder Support Scheme
The counties with the highest number of applications were Galway, Mayo, Cork, Roscommon, Clare and Donegal.
3 August 2022 News
Room still left in silage scheme as applications jump 38% in a week
The scheme will pay €1,000 to drystock farmers who saved 10ha of grass as either silage or hay, but applications must be submitted before Tuesday 2 August.
29 July 2022 News
Almost 40,000 farmers apply for €1,000 silage payment
Farmers have until 2 August to submit an application to the €56m Fodder Support Scheme.
23 July 2022 Schemes