Farm Programmes
One quarter of farms should be closed by now
Ciarán Lenehan
The majority of the grass we have in the spring will grow in October and each extra day we get cattle out in the spring is a saving of almost €3 per head.
25 November 2015 Grass & feeding
2015 - mixed year for grass growth
Most farmers found 2015 to be a good grass growing year, but farms in the west had mixed reviews.
Top tips for high-quality silage in Kerry
Cut grass when leafy, wilt if you can, but get the job done to make quality.
Farmer writes: Good silage results put the icing on a peaceful Christmas
Positive results on his silage analysis are a welcome Christmas present, but unusual growths on some of his bullocks are cause for concern for Padraig Shevlin.
3 January 2015 Farmer Writes
Silage, soil-sampling and grass seed
Mid December update from Padraig Shevlin, who farms cattle and sheep at Carrickmacross in Co Monaghan. His system involves buying and finishing store bullocks.
30 November -0001 Farmer Writes