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Feed sales soar as grass growth falters on farms
Declan O’Brien
PastureBase Ireland figures show that grass growth is currently running 0.8tDM back on average.
Price cuts of £20/t for nitrogen fertiliser
There has been marked cuts to fertiliser prices in NI with cuts of £20/t applied to CAN.
Soya price surge to impact feed trade
Flooding in Brazil has impacted soya availability on global markets, causing prices to rise and potentially hit ration prices in the weeks ahead.
Livestock ration prices coming down for May
Significant price cuts will be applied to livestock rations from 1 May in NI.
Up to £20/t to come off livestock rations
Livestock rations will see significant price cuts being applied from 1 May in NI.
17 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Watch: two years without stopping - Keenan’s revamped Mechfibre+ sticks the pace
Keenan launched its updated MechFiber+ range of paddle feeders two years. Midland’s farm Cows.ie bought the first 28m3 machine, and it hasn’t had a day off in two years. Peter Thomas Keaveney reports.
27 March 2024 Farm machinery
Fertiliser is now a 'dirty word' outside farming
Farmers will end up spreading fertiliser at night, they're so paranoid at this stage, one merchant reckoned.
20 March 2024 Dealer
No change in ration prices for March
There is little appetite to reduce prices on livestock rations going into March.
28 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Lower grain prices slow to impact feed trade
Prices for grain and proteins used in animal feed are falling in value, but will not impact ration prices until late spring.
7 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Five tips when changing from store to finishing diets
When moving cattle from a store to finishing diet, consider some of the outlined tips to follow.
3 February 2024 Management
Farmer Writes: an early start to breeding
A few days prior to the new calf arriving, we’d received a phone call from the Department of Agriculture to tell us we’d been selected for a spot check on our stock weights.
17 January 2024 Farmer Writes
Cut to soya price keeps rations steady
The downturn in soya price in late December means ration prices start 2024 unchanged.
3 January 2024 Northern Ireland