Five tips to prepare for ensiling first-cut silage
Kieran Mailey
Before harvesting first-cut silage, outlined are five steps to prepare for ensiling it.
11 May 2022 News
Calculating fuel consumption with fuel management system
With this year’s abnormally high diesel prices, many contractors and farmers need to keep a closer watch in the way which fuel is managed.
11 May 2022 News
Diesel price fluctuation continues as silage season gets under way
As we went to press this week, prices of 1.24c/l to 1.36c/l (VAT inclusive) were being quoted for Marked Gas Oil (MGO), more commonly known as green diesel.
€1,000 silage scheme 'can go a long way' for a small farmer
Niamh Gunn was in Carnaross Mart to chat to farmers about their views on the €100/ha silage and hay scheme to be introduced for sheep and beef farmers.
11 May 2022 News
Concrete for pit or plastic to wrap?
Farmers had the calculators out this week as they looked at the high cost of silage wrap.
11 May 2022 News
Dairy Management: silage, reseeding and water quality
Aidan Brennan suggests that if there is an opportunity to cut a few paddocks for silage this weekend then take it.
11 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Growth rate peaks under ideal conditions
Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick take a look at grass growth rates and what's action farmers should take for this week.
11 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Fertiliser prices remain high
Fertiliser prices remain high as old, expensive stocks remain in merchants’ yards.
11 May 2022 News
Pit silage versus bales in 2022
Kieran Mailey looks at whether lighter crops in 2022 might influence decisions around silage harvesting.
11 May 2022 Northern Ireland
Some steps to improve silage quality
Producing high-quality silage could save a lot of money this season, as fertiliser and concentrate costs reach exceptionally high prices.
This week in photos: Newmarket-on-Fergus Agricultural Show 2022
Our top farming photos from the past week include picking up silage, proposed greenway concerns, planting potatoes, spreading dung and all the action from Newmarket-on-Fergus Agricultural Show 2022.
8 May 2022 News
Opening to dairy farmers would hinder €55m silage scheme - Heydon
Minister Martin Heydon addressed the exclusion of dairy farmer from the fodder support scheme at a Fine Gael conference on agriculture.
7 May 2022 News