Dairy management: How to allocate grass in 12 hour breaks
Aidan Brennan
Wet weather over the weekend plus high pre-grazing yields mean that most dairy farmers should be allocating grass on a 12 hour basis. Aidan Brennan goes through the steps.
28 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: Early sowing a balancing act
Foggy mornings and shorter days with poorer drying, as autumn wears on, make for sticky min-till seedbeds.
27 September 2022 Management
Make use of slurry spreading windows before closed period
The deadline for spreading slurry is fast approaching, so farmers should take all opportunities to empty storage tanks before then.
Farmer Writes: my first time at the Ploughing in nine years
Farmer James Strain describes his first trip to the National Ploughing Championships in nine years and says it hopefully won’t be as long before he’s back the next time.
27 September 2022 News
Blight warning issued for Cork and Kerry
Met Éireann has said that conditions favourable towards the spread of blight spores will persist in Cork and Kerry for 48 hours.
26 September 2022 News
Weekend weather: sunny spells and scattered showers
Sunday is forecast to be a cloudier day, with scattered showers and highest temperatures of 14°C to 17°C.
23 September 2022 News
Ploughing 2022: rain in the morning to clear to sunshine for day three
Some 115,500 people attended day two of the National Ploughing Championships, a new record daily attendance for organisers.
22 September 2022 News
A mild winter and a weak dollar needed to provide relief
Demand for diesel this winter will be determined by the weather, the price paid will be influenced by how much a dollar costs.
21 September 2022 News
Better get used to diesel costing more than petrol at the pump
Diesel's usefulness as an alternative to gas, and for heating, means high demand remains even as supply is choked.
21 September 2022 News
Farmer views: ‘The future is looking alright but the expenses are killing us’
The Irish Farmers Journal asked farmers at this week’s Ploughing about the event, their current outlook for the farm sector and what they’d like to see in Budget 2023.
21 September 2022 News
Farmer Writes: cow prices holding up and ploughing returns
It was great to get out to meet everyone at the ploughing again this year, after a three-year break.
21 September 2022 Farmer Writes
VistaMilk using satellites to collect real-time data on farm soils
The satellites can hone in on an area as small as 10 metres squared.
21 September 2022 News