Five tips for spreading slurry on silage aftermath
Kieran Mailey
Once first-cut silage has been harvested, attention will turn to getting slurry on aftermaths. Outlined are five tips to spreading slurry after silage.
27 April 2022 Management
Dairy Management: bulling maiden heifers, grass supply and sulphur
A look at the importance of getting maiden heifers pregnant early in the breeding season.
2 April 2022 Management
Five tips for preventing grass tetany
Lactating cows will be at risk of grass tetany, as weather conditions become more variable. Outlined are some tips to preventing the issue.
Managing cows and calves at turn-out
Weather conditions have improved and suckler farmers will look to slip spring-calving cows out to grass, easing the pressure on sheds.
22 March 2022 Management
Feeding plants with more than N, P and K is essential
Robbie Byrne of Precision Nutrition talked through some of the major and minor elements needed for crop growth.
2 March 2022 Soils
Planting potatoes – getting the basics right
Stephen Robb runs through the key steps when planting potatoes in Ireland.
27 February 2022 Crops
Home-designed sprayer for applying liquid fertiliser
Peter Thomas Keaveney visited Tom Butler and contractor Eoghan Byrne in Tipperary to look at N-xt Fertiliser’s home designed sprayer for applying liquid fertiliser.
9 February 2022 Farm machinery
Questions and answers on spreading lime
Eoin O’Carroll, Grolime, and David Wall, Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, answer common questions on spreading lime.
2 February 2022 Fertilizers
Buying fertiliser: options and strategies for the grassland farmer
Peter Ging, Goulding Fertilisers and Gavin McGowan, Target Fertilisers, look at the options for dealing with record high fertiliser prices on grassland farms.
2 February 2022 Fertilizers
Watch: calving kicking off for top farmer in Cork
Aidan Brennan drops into current Young Farmer of the Year, Owen Ashton, just as calving is about to get busy on the farm he is managing in Cork.
2 February 2022 Grass & feeding
Dairy management: preventing milk fever this spring
Aidan Brennan has some tips for farmers hoping to avoid milk fever in freshly calved cows this spring.
24 January 2022 Management