Dairy management: How to allocate grass in 12 hour breaks
Aidan Brennan
Wet weather over the weekend plus high pre-grazing yields mean that most dairy farmers should be allocating grass on a 12 hour basis. Aidan Brennan goes through the steps.
1 October 2022 News
Sheep farmers urged to have say on future of Curragh Plains
A further round of public consultation in relation to the Curragh Plains consultancy project has commenced.
1 October 2022 Management
Thrive weekly roundup: final grazing rotation and slaughter heifer performance
The dairy calf-to-beef programme roundup outlines how to keep calves performing over the coming weeks as the final grazing rotation begins, as well as detailed performance on slaughtered heifers.
Five options for weaning spring-born calves
Suckler farmers will be thinking of weaning spring-born calves over the next few weeks, with various methods used. Outlined are five options for weaning.
1 October 2022 Management
Grassland management: dealing with the aftermath of rain
Widespread heavy rain across the country on Friday and more rain in the forecast for the next few days means land is getting wet.
1 October 2022 Management
Herbicide sensitivity across the spectrum of grass weeds
The challenges of grass weed control continue to increase as husbandry drives infestation pressure and resistance to herbicides increases. Teagasc' s Vijaya Bhaskar AV reports.
28 September 2022 Husbandry
NI Sheep Programme: Top tips for the breeding season
On sheep farms operating March lambing flocks, outlined are some tips to manage animals through the upcoming breeding season.
28 September 2022 NI Sheep Programme
Farmers being paid to remove nitrogen from water
As part of his Nuffield scholarship, Laois dairy farmer Bruce Thompson visited farms in the UK and US that are extracting nitrates from water and getting paid to do so.
28 September 2022 Management
Ploughing 2022 highlights: Daisy Bed cubicle sweeper
Purcell Agri Sales launched its all-new ride-on Daisy Bed cubicle sweeper/ lime dispenser at this year’s Ploughing.
28 September 2022 News
Avoiding BEEP penalties this autumn
Adam Woods takes a look at what farmers need to do to guarantee this year’s BEEP payment.
28 September 2022 Management
Tillage Management: temperature drop helps make earlier planting a bit safer
While growers with larger acreages are already planting, waiting until October helps reduce pressures from potential problems like grass weeds and BYDV.
28 September 2022 Husbandry
Sheep Management: temporary sheep movements and tagging
Keeping on the right side of official notifications when moving sheep off farm to temporary grazing features in this week’s sheep management notes.
28 September 2022 Management