Silage Series: count what you have and what you need
Adam Woods
Adam Woods kicks off an Irish Farmers Journal initiative, which aims to highlight silage budgeting, silage-making and fodder issues on farms over the next few months.
Growth rate peaks under ideal conditions
Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick take a look at grass growth rates and what's action farmers should take for this week.
4 May 2022 Editorial
Editorial: organics look like the only future for suckling
Looking beyond the current year, the Teagasc 2027 roadmap for suckling continues to question the economic benefits of operating at high stocking levels.
Grass bursting out of the ground
Super growing conditions means farmers need to be careful not to let cows and cattle into covers that are too strong.
Opinion: Finishers might be finished next winter
While commodity prices mean sheep and cattle farmers are currently keeping their heads above water, next winter spells danger for finishers.
30 April 2022 Opinion
Department tightens screw on ‘map acres’
Stocking rates for commonage ground will be cut from 170kg of organic nitrogen per hectare to 50kgN/ha. Declan O'Brien and Darren Carty report.
27 April 2022 News
Keep an eye on pre-grazing yields
With grass growth rates beginning to take off, farmers must keep a close eye on pre-grazing yields, write Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick
27 April 2022 Grass & feeding
Department confirms ANC stocking changes
The ANC stocking density requirement will be calculated on the maximum eligible area (MEA) submitted in 2022 rather than on the claimed area.
24 April 2022 News
Plan early to meet ANC stocking rates
There is a lot of talk about farmers reducing stocking rates or purchasing the minimum numbers required in light of escalating fertiliser and concentrate costs.
20 April 2022 Schemes
MartBids Database: sunshine brings the good times
Adam Woods has the latest roundup on this week’s marts prices from around the country.
20 April 2022 Markets
Colin Doherty wins Grassland Farmer of the Year competition
The young farmer from Adare was crowned the dairy and overall winner at the awards ceremony in Moorepark today.
14 April 2022 News
Sluggish growth rates typical of early April
look at the prospect of growth for the week ahead.
6 April 2022 Grass & feeding