Shinagh: grass still growing with low N
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan reports from the Shinagh dairy farm in Cork, where nitrogen use has been reduced and the carbon footprint measured.
20 April 2022 Management
Ten steps to managing clover swards
With more farmers looking to make use of clover swards as a source of nitrogen, Kieran Mailey outlines some tips to managing swards.
Planting multispecies or red clover under the new measures?
If you are reseeding, you need to make sure soil samples are up to scratch and the seeds are going into a suitable seedbed.
Growth rates moving into high gear
Rain last week dampened spirits, but the outlook for good growth rates is more promising.
20 April 2022 Grass & feeding
Listen: Inishowen EIP - putting cattle back on hill and flexible agroforestry
The Irish Farmers Journal went to the farm of James Breslin in Donegal, to see the actions he has carried out under the Inishowen Uplands European Innovation Partnership (EIP) scheme.
20 April 2022 Schemes
Managing clover in grazing and silage swards
During a recent grassland webinar, advice on managing clover swards was relayed to farmers. Kieran Mailey reports.
13 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Investigating the role of red clover on beef farms
Nicky Byrne, Peter Doyle, Paul Crosson and Michael Dineen from Teagasc, Grange and Moorepark, take a look at red clover swards and what role they can play on Irish farms.
6 April 2022 News
Farmer Writes: all things clover
James Strain delves into the practicalities of growing clover and what he reckons is achievable on his farm in Donegal.
5 April 2022 Farmer Writes
Red clover measure: 4kg of red clover needed in seed mixes
Farmers will be paid €50 per 12kg bag under the scheme and the scheme will remain open until 14 April.
1 April 2022 Schemes
Farmer Writes: TB or no TB, that is the question
Fodder plans are prepared for now on Tommy Moyles’s farm but an upcoming TB test is of more pressing concern.
23 March 2022 Farmer Writes
Organic dairy: Clare farmer takes it on
Aidan Brennan reports from the Burren in Co Clare, where Seamus Howard is embarking on a new journey as a specialist organic dairy farmer.
15 March 2022 Markets
Farmer Writes: Russian snaps to fodder plans
Tommy Moyles thinks the fodder plan that swung into action in autumn 2018 as farmers dealt with an unprecedented drought and fodder crisis that spring, needs to be dusted off the shelf.
9 March 2022 Farmer Writes