Department issues border check reminder to hay and straw importers
Amy Forde
Animal pathogens could potentially be transmitted via hay and straw and it is important to protect Ireland's high health status, the Department said.
18 November 2023 Management
Five tips for managing the calf creep
Suckler calves should have access to a creep area during winter and the outlined tips will help to manage the pen during winter.
15 November 2023 News
Straw imports surge as Irish supplies plummet
The sharp rise in straw imports comes amid a collapse in southern output.
Early housing stokes fodder supply fears
Fodder supply concerns have been exacerbated by the shortage of straw and the high price of the stocks that are available.
8 November 2023 News
Straw prices surge as supplies tighten
Price quotes for straw have increased during the autumn as bales are in short supply
8 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Assessing winter straw supplies and requirements
With reported tight supplies of straw and costs rising farmers are advised to do an inventory and put a plan in place to conserve available supplies.
8 November 2023 Management
Sticking to legislation with slurry and soiled water storage this winter
Winter has come early this year for a lot of farms, which will put pressure on slurry while heavy rainfall may lead to increased soiled water storage requirements.
ICSA seeks €250/ha rescue package for tillage farmers
A rescue package needs to respect the scale of the disaster, the ICSA has said. It is proposing a set of payments worth up to €250/ha, to a maximum €10,000 per farmer.
3 November 2023 News
Lying space requirements for housed cattle
Adam Woods takes a look at lying space requirements for cattle being housed this winter.
25 October 2023 Breeding & health
Straw imports 'extremely' worrying – Teagasc
Imports of straw pose a phenomenal risk to tillage and grassland farms if the product contains blackgrass, as this is an invasive weed.
25 October 2023 News
More reductions in meal prices needed
Adam Woods takes a look at this week’s special on concentrate feeding and the results from this week’s Irish Farmers Journal ration price survey
25 October 2023 Winter Feed
Beef Management: weather issues, housing space and ventilation
This week's Beef Management covers looking after autumn born calves, housing space guidelines and looks ahead to the Tullamore farm heifer sale.
18 October 2023 Breeding & health