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Sheep
Sheep Management: fertiliser applications, lime, scald and clostridial diseases.
Darren Carty
The drop in fertiliser use due to higher prices was evident at a Teagasc sheep farm walk in Roscommon on Tuesday evening, with about 50% of those attending having no fertiliser applied to-date.
23 March 2022 Management
Dairy management: grazing, lime and milk recording
Aidan Brennan says now is the time to sort out any fields low in soil pH and to do a full herd milk recording
9 March 2022 Husbandry
Tillage Management: moving into the busy time now
While cold is still slowing growth, good ground conditions should be used to get basic fertiliser applied.
Fertiliser: spend v output for 2022 and beyond
Fertiliser application rates need to be trimmed to some degree to help counteract the big increase in prices.
23 February 2022 Fertilizers
Time to progress decisions on purchasing fertiliser
Many sheep farmers have held off from purchasing fertiliser in the hope that prices may subside from record levels.
23 February 2022 Markets
Making the most of spring fertiliser on beef farms
The cost of fertiliser means many farmers are looking to get the best return from nitrogen this spring. Kieran Mailey outlines some advice on fertiliser use.
23 February 2022 Grass & feeding
A challenging year for fertiliser
Aidan Brennan gives an overview of some of the short and medium-term challenges in the fertiliser market and looks at what's in the fertiliser Focus.
23 February 2022 Fertilizers
Questions and answers on spreading lime
Eoin O’Carroll, Grolime, and David Wall, Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, answer common questions on spreading lime.
2 February 2022 Fertilizers
Tillage Management: planting progress varies due to lack of drying and crows
While the past month was relatively dry, a lack of good drying conditions prevented some farmers form availing of a very early start.
2 February 2022 Husbandry
Tackling fertiliser costs with a range of technologies
With nitrogen prices in particular likely to cost much more this year, it is interesting to see the various measures that one farmer is using to soften the blow.
26 January 2022 Husbandry
Fertiliser costs will increase ewe costs by €10 to €15 in 2022
Viewers of the Teagasc sheep conference were told higher fertiliser, concentrate and energy costs have the potential to erode the 21% increase in family farm income achieved on sheep farms in 2021.
26 January 2022 News
Tillage Management: ground conditions may entice bean planting
With land continuing to dry out, there may be opportunities to consider planting some spring beans early, but it may still be too early for spring cereals.
19 January 2022 Husbandry