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Dairy
Should dairy farmers sow maize?
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan asks if dairy farmers should be sowing some maize this season as a cheap way of making extra feed.
23 March 2022 Fodder
Thinking of planting maize in 2022?
Those thinking of planting maize in 2022 should consider some factors before planting, particularly choosing a suitable site.
Forage contracts: what should they include?
Siobhán Walsh spoke to Lisa O’Toole, who has just completed research into forage contracts as part of the Teagasc Walsh Scholarship Programme.
Maize plastic can still be used this season
A ban on single-use plastic by the EU stretches to maize plastic. Farmers can use up stock this season.
26 January 2022 News
Dairylink Ireland: planning for the dry period in Monaghan
Frank Goodman will start to dry off cows at the end of November.
24 November 2021 Dairylink
Watch: maize plastic ban – what’s the alternative?
Maize plastic in its current form was banned with the plastic straw and cutlery, but compostable alternatives are on the way.
Farmer Writes: never has politics played such an important role as now
Joe Collingborn warns that controls on agriculture will mean homegrown food will become more expensive, making foreign food more attractive.
18 May 2021 Farmer Writes
NI dairy farmers milking it abroad
The Ulster Grassland Society heard from dairy farmers in the US and Canada last week.
28 April 2021 News
Fodder crop agreements: drawing up a contract
Many farmers feeding fodder crops like maize and beet enter into agreements where a tillage farmer grows a fodder crop for the livestock farmer.
Tillage and dairy farmers working together can be a positive in farming's future
Forage agreements between tillage and livestock farmers can benefit all parties and free up land in the process.
30 December 2020 Sustainability
Dairylink Ireland: reviewing winter feed plans in Monaghan
Dairylink Ireland adviser Aidan Cushnahan gives an update from the Goodman farm near Carrickmacross.
22 December 2020 Dairylink
Trialling zero grazing in Monaghan
Frank Goodman is planning to increase cow numbers next year. Peter McCann reports
30 September 2020 Dairylink