Mow, bale, wrap, repeat: Kildare contractors keep it square
The large majority of wrapped bales you see around the country are of the round variety, but one Kildare contractor has bucked the trend, writes Alistair Chambers.
29 August 2021 News
Watch: this week in photos - collecting silage and harvesting spring barley
Our top farming photos from the past week include harvesting spring barley in Co Carlow, turning haylage in Co Dublin, collecting silage in Co Tipperary and much more.
17 March 2021 Scotland
Scottish Trends: beef price up 18p in two weeks
The beef and lamb prices continue their climb in marts and abattoirs in Scotland.
Cold snap stimulates small increase in forage sales
In some highly-stocked areas, there has been a small increase in the volume of silage, hay and straw changing hands with the recent cold snap encouraging some farmers to build a buffer into the system.
13 January 2021 News
Beef management: five tips for grazing forage brassicas
On farms that outwinter cattle on forage crops such as kale, there are a few basic management steps required to keep cattle healthy. Outlined are five tips to follow.
2 January 2021 Management
My Farming Week: Joe Garry, Clonreddan, Cooraclare, Co Clare
Joe runs a suckler herd in west Clare and welcomed Olympian Thomas Barr to his farm this week.
12 August 2020 News
Second-cuts and late hay crops yield well
For many farmers the second cut is making up for light yields of first-cut.
22 July 2020 News
Research shows methane from Irish cattle falls 79% using seaweed additive
The first ever research on feeding seaweed to cattle to reduce methane emissions has shown an incredible reduction in methane emissions from cattle.
In pictures: farmers make hay as the sun shines
Farmers across the country have taken out their cameras to snap hay and haylage being made on farms.
6 June 2020 News
Farm Finance: slow year for silage sales as demand remains low
The majority of round baled silage is selling at about €20/bale, but slightly higher prices are being achieved in the south.
15 January 2020 Grass & feeding
Monday management: building up concentrate levels in finishing cattle
When feeding concentrates to finishing, it is important to gradually increase feed rates to avoid digestive problems.
2 December 2019 Management
Maxxum ticks all the boxes for Tipp contractor
Gary Abbott travelled to Tipperary to meet contractor Martin Hayden to talk about his Case IH Maxxum 150, which is fitted with the most recent ActiveDrive 8 transmission.
27 November 2019 Farm machinery