Farm Programmes
Thrive weekly roundup: dealing with high costs and feeding calves at grass
Declan Marren
Can farmers afford to feed meal to calves at grass over the first grazing season and some programme farmers outline how they are overcoming higher input costs - all in the Thrive weekly roundup.
14 May 2022 Management
Five tips to prepare for ensiling first-cut silage
Before harvesting first-cut silage, outlined are five steps to prepare for ensiling it.
13 May 2022 Management
Seven-day timeline to submit BEEP-S weights
From 1 May 2022, weight records must be submitted under the programme within seven days of weighing.
Tillage Podcast: in the fields, blight warnings and mixed crop scheme
This week Stephen Robb and Andy Doyle take a look at how crops are doing in the south, key crop management tips, the new mixed-crop scheme, blight warnings and grain markets.
12 May 2022 News
Clipex: Australian designed fencing ideal for Irish conditions
While Clipex fencing has been on the Irish market now for five years, it has recently begun to gain huge traction among drystock and dairy farmers in search of a long-term fencing solution.
11 May 2022 Buildings
BPS closing, dosing bought in cattle and grass management tips for the week ahead
Check out what's inside this week's Beef Management notes for advice and tips for drystock farms
11 May 2022 Management
Sheep Management: drafting lambs, grassland management and CT scanning
Lamb performance has improved in recent weeks on the back of increased grass supplies and higher temperatures and producers need to be mindful to draft lambs regularly.
11 May 2022 Management
Moving towards T2 in winter wheat and final sprays on barley
Crops are moving nicely through growth stages, with winter barley heading towards its final fungicide at earing out, winter wheat is at T2 and early spring crops are at T1 timing.
11 May 2022 Husbandry
Grower help needed for blackgrass and Italian ryegrass survey
With a new Teagasc survey on grassweeds about to take place, Andy Doyle spoke to Vijaya Bhaskar and John Mahon to clarify previous findings and discuss the purpose of this new project.
11 May 2022 Husbandry
Making the final call on maiden heifers for breeding
Replacement heifers should have a minimum target liveweight to meet before the breeding season starts. This improves conception rates and reduces issues at calving time.
10 May 2022 Management
Dairy Management: good time to do a cashflow forecast
Milk prices are high but so too are input prices and cash is in big demand, writes Aidan Brennan.
9 May 2022 Management
No plans to extend national parks at present – minister
Ireland's national parks currently cover 65,000ha of land and the Department of Heritage also manages a further 22,000ha of natural heritage sites.
8 May 2022 News