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Grass+ Beef: growth good but stock flying through grass
Declan Marren
Another positive week of grass growth right across the country but many farmers are reporting stock moving through grass at quite a rate, making it very difficult to increase the average farm cover.
Department praises farmers as corncrake numbers rise 5% on 2021
Almost 200 calling male corncrakes were recorded in Ireland this year, with farmers praised for taking part in a number of schemes to increase numbers of the bird.
7 September 2022 News
Rainfall and thunderstorm warnings issued by Met Éireann
Spot flooding may occur in Cork as Met Éireann issues yellow rainfall warning.
Over 700 entered for Carrick prolific ewe lamb sale
Saturday 3 September will see the Showgrounds in Carrick-on-Shannon host the fourth annual sale from the Prolific Ewe Lamb Group.
2 September 2022 News
Grass+ Beef: enjoy the sunshine while it lasts
The country is enjoying beautiful summer conditions, and with rain on the way next week farmers should make the most of the fine weather.
10 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Bostonia herd prepares for production sale in scenic Scurmore
We speak to farm manager Niall Hynes as the pedigree herd prepares for its production sale of Charolais and Limousin pedigree heifers.
4 August 2022 Pedigree
Young Stock Podcast: Sheep, shearing and Sligo with Karol Devaney
Karol Devaney chats to Anne O'Donoghue about re-learning to shear on his right hand, starting his own clothing business and living on the side of Benbulben.
18 July 2022 News
Grass+ Beef: getting grazing quality back under control
Grass quality has been quite poor on farms over the last two weeks and corrective action needs to be taken.
6 July 2022 Grass & feeding
Silage Series: time to assess fodder reserves and plan for second cut
After excellent first-cut silage crops, it is a case of keeping the shoulder to the wheel to ensure fodder reserves are met for the coming winter. Declan Marren reports.
22 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Potato blight warning from Met Éireann
The State weather forecaster has issued a warning that conditions in some coastal areas will be conducive to the spread of blight.
20 June 2022 News
Camera at the Mart: well-fleshed lambs in high demand
Lamb prices topped €173/head in Ballymote on Tuesday evening, with a buoyant trade for all sheep classes throughout.
1 June 2022 Markets
Grass+ Beef: huge variation in grazing conditions from East to West
There is huge variation cross the country in terms of ground conditions with favourable conditions in the East and South East while in the North and North West things are becoming quite difficult.
25 May 2022 Grass & feeding