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Machinery
MDE Rhino Pak silage compactor
Gary Abbott
Catching the interest of many at last week's Fibrus Spring Farm Machinery show was the MDE Rhino Pak silage compactor, designed to improve forage fermentation and pit capacity.
1 February 2023 News
New rule forbids silage bales being stacked more than two high
This new bale stacking rule is applicable for all farmers who make bale silage this summer.
31 January 2023 Management
Time to scan autumn-calving cows
Scanning autumn-calving cows will flag up empty animals in the herd, allowing farmers to tweak feeding plans and consider sale options this spring.
This week in photos: scanning ewes, feeding cattle and marts
Our top farming photos from the past week include heifers being fed meal, lambs out at grass, ewes getting scanned, dry stone walling, a tractor a run and some of the action from marts.
29 January 2023 News
Feeding cows in the evening to delay calving at night
Some farmers find feeding cows late in the evening cuts down on the number of cows calving through the night.
24 January 2023 Management
Thrive: what weight should dairy beef yearlings be today?
A midwinter weighing is really important to ensure dairy beef animals remain on target during the period when most stock fall behind.
18 January 2023 Grass & feeding
Stopping cattle licking concrete floors and walls
A lack of minerals in cattle diets can lead animals to start licking walls and floors in sheds.
17 January 2023 Management
Five tips to prepare cows for spring calving
In the final weeks before calving gets under way, there a few jobs that will help prepare cows for calving this spring.
14 January 2023 Management
My Farming Week: Laura Hannon, Derrypatrick, Drumree, Co Meath
After completing a degree in nursing and working in Beaumont Hospital for two years, in 2019, Laura decided to come home to farm full-time and is now in partnership with her dad.
4 January 2023 News
Farmers very open to supplying AD plants
Broad support for the concept of supplying feedstock to AD plants was expressed across all of the main farm enterprises.
4 January 2023 News
Five tips to prepare for spring calving
Spring calving will kick off on many farms in just over one month's time. Outlined are five steps to start preparations.
3 January 2023 Management
How to measure what silage is left
Aidan Brennan goes through the steps involved in measuring silage pits and assessing how much will be eaten between now and turnout.
2 January 2023 Management