Dairy management: Grass seed supply and 2022 accounts
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan advises those looking for grass and clover seeds to secure supplies early, as some seed varieties are likely to be scarce.
28 December 2022 Grass & feeding
Clover: where to now for Irish farmers?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the latest research and policy around white clover and asks what the next steps are?
14 December 2022 Grass & feeding
Multispecies doing the business in Meath
A few weeks out from the 2023 positive farmers conference, Aidan Brennan takes a look at what attendees can expect from the two-day event.
Key lessons from clover farms
Teagasc experts Mike Egan, Michael O'Donovan and Caitlin Looney take a look at some of the lessons from the Clover 150 programme.
30 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Higher intake driving performance from companion forages
A recent Teagasc trial showed lambs consuming perennial ryegrass combined with white clover, red clover or chicory consumed 11% to 14% more dry matter than a ryegrass-only sward.
30 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Watch: heavy duty Irish built Alstrong Auctus impresses
Peter Thomas Keaveney writes about his experience putting the Alstrong Auctus one pass reseeding unit through its paces in varying conditions during the summer.
23 November 2022 Farm machinery
Exceptional growth but many can't graze
Most farmers have been unable to capitalise on the high growth rates because land is too wet.
9 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Farmer Writes: reseeding gets done as weather closes in
Robert McConaghy has been busy getting reseeding completed on his north Antrim dairy farm.
5 October 2022 Farmer Writes
Reseeding grazing swards in Co Derry
Clement Lynch has just finished reseeding part of the grazing block on his Co Derry sheep plan.
14 September 2022 NI Sheep Programme
Dry weather fuels surge in autumn reseeding
There has been a flurry of autumn reseeding across NI, with merchants reporting a surge in sales of grass seed.
7 September 2022 Northern Ireland
NI Sheep Programme: Building grass covers for autumn
James McCay is busy drafting lambs for sale and building grass covers for autumn on his Co Tyrone farm. Kieran Mailey reports.
31 August 2022 Management
Taking a different approach to liming soils
John McCay has tried a different approach to correcting soil pH when reseeding on his Co Tyrone dairy farm.