Silage 2022 photo competition winner announced
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The Irish Farmers Journal has picked the winner of our 2022 silage photo competition.
NI Sheep Programme: baling silage and drafting lambs in Co Down
Harvesting first-cut silage and drafting lambs for slaughter have been the main jobs completed on Paraic McNeill's farm over the past week. Kieran Mailey reports.
15 June 2022 News
Silage harvesting hits €170/ac as diesel prices soar
The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has revised and updated its Contracting Charges Guide 2022 amid soaring diesel costs and other increasing input costs.
Ten tips for harvesting first-cut silage
As silage season moves into full swing, Kieran Mailey outlines some tips to harvesting first-cut silage.
1 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Five tips to prepare for ensiling first-cut silage
Before harvesting first-cut silage, outlined are five steps to prepare for ensiling it.
14 May 2022 Management
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
Watch: JCB unveils new 19.5t flagship ‘king of the clamp’
Last week, the Irish Farmers Journal travelled to England to check out JCB’s newly launched 457S, a new 282hp, 20t flagship for its agricultural wheeled loader range.
4 May 2022 Farm machinery
Silage harvesting costs set to rise 25%
Farmers will see higher silage harvesting costs with contractors indicating a rise of 25% on previous years.
20 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Five tips for closing up silage swards
When closing off silage fields for first-cut silage, outlined are five tips to consider.
9 April 2022 Management
Machinery costing – a new approach based on fuel usage
With the rising cost of machine ownership, the breakeven cost for each operation has become more difficult, writes Michael Moroney from the Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland.
30 March 2022 Contracting
Contractor fuel surcharges are necessary in 2022 - FCI
FCI is recommending that contractors include a fuel surcharge to their 2022 charges to cope with the huge fuel cost increases.
30 March 2022 News