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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.
Pit silage versus bales in 2022
Kieran Mailey looks at whether lighter crops in 2022 might influence decisions around silage harvesting.
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.
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
In Pictures: our favourite reader photos
Check out these photos from farming families all over Ireland.
15 September 2021 News
Steel ‘scattered around’ silage ground causes €2,000 in damage
A Co Monaghan farmer found his fields littered with metal debris after he began to cut silage last month.
14 July 2021 News
In Pictures: top 10 silage photo entries
Congratulations to the finalists and the winner of the Irish Farmers Journal/Gouldings #silage21 photo competition. The winner will receive 2t of fertiliser Sweetgrass from Gouldings.
14 July 2021 News
Leftover pit silage: flatten or build up to it?
On farms where there is silage left in the pit from last year, we consider if it is best to spread silage out at the bottom of this year’s pit or to build up against it.
30 May 2021 Management
NI silage contractor prices unchanged
Early reports indicate that silage contractors have left prices unchanged, despite higher fuel costs
12 May 2021 Northern Ireland