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Beef
Managing the grazing rotation through peak grass growth
Kieran Mailey
Grass growth is running ahead of demand, making it harder to manage grazing rotations.
Making a move on mower maintenance
With the recent spell of good weather and burst of growth, the trusty disc mower on all farms is soon to be called into action. Below, we offer a quick service run through before taking to the fields.
Grass+ Beef: cautious optimism as growth figures rise
Growth rose last week amid warmer weather, but it is still well behind where it should normally be.
The Grass Week: grass growth set to rocket, but so are weeds
It seems spring has finally sprung (in May) and growth is now exceeding on-farm demands for many, though the conditions will also favour weed growth.
11 May 2024 Grass & feeding
Soil temperatures and growth set to kick in to gear
After many months of lacklustre growth and waterlogged ground, the tide seems to have finally turned.
Five tips to keep on top of grass quality in May
Grass growth is increasing and will exceed demand during May. Outlined are five tips to keep on top of grass quality over the coming weeks.
4 May 2024 Management
Farmer Writes: powerful break from the rain
The suns long awaited appearance changed saw yard work dramatically reduced on Tommy Moyles' farm at Ardfield, Clonakilty, Co Cork.
1 May 2024 Farmer Writes
My Farming Week: Colin Kelly, Bealnamulla, Athlone, Roscommon.
Colin farms alongside his father on 40ac in Co Roscommon. They operate a suckler herd, selling weanlings in the mart at 10 months.
1 May 2024 News
Down to earth: setting up and earthing electric fences
Martin Merrick chats to Noel Lynch of Lynch Fencing on how to properly set up a system that works effectively.
28 April 2024 Infrastructure
Ensuring sufficient water supply this summer
Several factors feed in to the sizing of water troughs and a clean, fresh water supply is essential for all stock types.
27 April 2024 Infrastructure
Five tips to setting up paddocks for beginners
For farmers thinking about setting up paddocks for the first time, outlined are some tips to keep in mind.
27 April 2024 Management
The Grass Week: heavy covers causing headaches while others struggle for supply
Delayed turn-out has caused for some heavy covers to hit production on farms and what to do with these will depend on individual farms.
27 April 2024 Grass & feeding