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Dairy
Retirement scheme evolves into a cow reduction scheme
Jack Kennedy
The industry grouping established to look at how the dairy industry might react to environmental challenges has published an interim report.
If in doubt, take it out
Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick discuss how to manage grass during this period of exceptionally high grass growth rates
18 May 2022 News
Farm groups dissatisfied with dairy group proposals
Farm organisations have been unwelcoming of many aspects of the revised interim report of the Food Vision Dairy Group, Noel Bardon and Barry Murphy report.
Time for fungicides on most crops
The year has taken us quickly into the main fungicide season with the T2 on winter wheat, final sprays on winter barley and fungicides on spring barley and possibly spring oats.
18 May 2022 Husbandry
Farmer Writes: 30% of the fodder target in the yard
After passing the halfway point in the open season for spreading fertiliser, I’ve never spread so little, writes Tommy Moyles.
18 May 2022 Farmer Writes
Fertiliser price dip does little for breakeven costs
Nitrogen prices have fallen in NI, but have had little effect on break-even production costs.
18 May 2022 Northern Ireland
In the fields with a discussion group
Aidan Brennan attends a discussion group meeting in Kilkenny to hear what’s happening in the fields as we approach mid-May.
11 May 2022 Grass & feeding
From the Tramlines: wet and windy May spurs hope for good harvest
This week, Stephen Robb talks to farmers from Meath, Carlow and Derry, where crops are developing well with the help of moisture and milder temperatures.
11 May 2022 Crops
Sharp drop in CAN price as sales slump
Fertiliser prices are down as merchants report little demand from farmers.
11 May 2022 Northern Ireland
Fertiliser prices remain high
Fertiliser prices remain high as old, expensive stocks remain in merchants’ yards.
11 May 2022 News
Some steps to improve silage quality
Producing high-quality silage could save a lot of money this season, as fertiliser and concentrate costs reach exceptionally high prices.
Spring sowing done in two rounds in Donegal
Stephen Robb takes a walk through crops in Donegal to see how they are developing this spring.
4 May 2022 Crops