Farmer Writes: the start of fertiliser season
James Strain
James Strain hopes to be able to cut his red clover sometime in the first half of May.
10 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Reducing livestock emissions with red clover silage
The benefits of red clover were outlined to farmers during a webinar hosted by Germinal
20 March 2024 Reseeding
Is red clover a runner this summer?
Aidan Brennan looks at some of the advantages of red clover and some of the things to watch out for when sowing the crop.
Multi-species sward and red clover silage measures - your questions answered
The Department of Agriculture has compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers for the measures which opened for applications this week.
10 March 2024 Grass & feeding
Up to €300/ha for multi-species and red clover swards
Applications for the scheme in 2024 are via the Basic Income Support for Sustainability online application system.
6 March 2024 News
Difficult start for red clover project
The ZeroNsile project run by AgriSearch involves 12 farmers across various parts of NI.
6 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Multi-species sward and red clover silage measures reopen
The previous payment rate of up to €300/ha has been retained and applications can now be made online through the BISS system.
5 March 2024 News
Red clover reducing chemical nitrogen in Teagasc Grange
Reporting from Germinal's technical day, Declan Collins looks at red clover's role in reducing chemical nitrogen.
3 February 2024 Grass & feeding
Farmer Writes: cows coming fit for sale
My cows are well-fed and well-fleshed, so I’m leaning towards killing them, but every time I think I have my mind made up, something arises to cast a little doubt, writes James Strain.
24 January 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: 2023 was a year to forget
Co Donegal farmer James Strain reflects on the highs and lows of farming in 2023.
8 January 2024 News
Multi-species and red clover silage payments commence
Both schemes are offering the potential for a higher payment of up to €300/ha.
22 December 2023 News
Cutting artificial nitrogen use by 45% in Co Cork
This article focuses on how Kevin Ahern manages clover to cut artificial nitrogen use on the Shinagh Estates Dairy Farm in Bandon, Co Cork.
6 December 2023 Signpost Programme