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Home Farm: genetic value information crucial
Matt Dempsey
Given the low profitability in the system, maximum utilisation of grazed grass is going to be essential.
23 November 2022 Viewpoints
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.
16 November 2022 Viewpoints
Home Farm: solar progress on the farm
One would imagine that the national priority would be for as much nationally generated energy as possible.
Home Farm: The end of the 2022 tillage season
While drains are back flowing again, there is no real evidence of unusual amounts of water with ditches normally dry at this time of the year still dry.
9 November 2022 Viewpoints
Home Farm: mucking in or wait?
Soil temperatures are high with the continuous warm weather. All the wheat is now well germinated with tramlines fully visible, though we got none of it rolled.
2 November 2022 Viewpoints
Home Farm: a remote sensing inspection
The level of knowledge of farming practise by officialdom is enormous and the level of potential supervision is all embracing.
26 October 2022 Viewpoints
Home Farm: sowing continues
With the oats acting as a break crop, the hope is always that you get a bounce in yields.
19 October 2022 Viewpoints
Home Farm: planting winter cereals
The year is moving on and the normal settled spell that we usually expect in mid-October is still not in prospect.
12 October 2022 Viewpoints
Home Farm: paddocks cutting up
Recent heavy rain has seen the first poaching we have had for a long time.
5 October 2022 Viewpoints
Home Farm: Winter approaches
Beef farmers' attitudes to autumn supplementation while cattle are still at grass vary.
28 September 2022 Viewpoints
Home Farm: high silage intakes
On the tillage side, we are consciously slightly delaying the sowing of the winter barley
21 September 2022 Viewpoints
Home Farm: stubbles soften up to be fit for ploughing
We had obeyed the rules of those early post-harvest days and dutifully stubble cultivated.
7 September 2022 Viewpoints