LATEST ARTICLES
Dairy
Dairy Management: fertiliser supplies and sick calves
Aidan Brennan
A look at the short term steps farmers can take if they can't access enough fertiliser.
26 January 2022 Northern Ireland
February feed price rise on the cards
Feed mills in Northern Ireland indicate that a price increase will be applied for February
21 January 2022 News
Almost 3,000t of organic grain and protein required as new feed mill to be built
Irish Organic Feeds is looking for farmers to supply Irish organic cereal grain, as well as beans to fulfil demand.
Can I cut meal feeding to dairy-beef stock returning to grass in spring?
With rising feed costs, some farmers are looking at reducing meal feeding to stock that will go back to grass in early spring.
12 January 2022 Grass & feeding
10 key issues in play on Dairylink farms
The Dairylink programme attempts to profile real key issues that are happening on Northern farms many of which are producing milk all year round.
29 December 2021 News
Thrive: higher cost winter diet on demo farm
Winter feed costs will be increased on most farms due to higher meal prices, however lower-quality silage in the yard means further feed cost rises on the Thrive Demo Farm this year.
1 December 2021 Grass & feeding
Is barley a better bet than compound rations this winter?
With rising feed costs, is feeding barley as the only form of supplementary feed an option for cattle this winter?
27 October 2021 Winter Feed
Difficult to find value in current grain markets
Declan Marren takes a look at some options for winter feeding but in current markets finding value is proving difficult.
27 October 2021 Grass & feeding
Navigating through a winter of higher feed costs
Producers should be mindful as to the likelihood of significant changes to ration formulation and ensure they are getting value for money.
27 October 2021 Winter Feed
Strategic use of concentrates will still pay
While the cost of concentrates has increased significantly, it is still the most economical diet for finishing lambs intensively indoors.
27 October 2021 Winter Feed
Dairy Management: managing feed this winter
Aidan Brennan looks at some of the important factors when it comes to picking a ration and feeding cows silage and other feeds.
20 October 2021 Management
Top tips for grazing forage crops
Grazing forage crops over the winter is a great way to reduce winter feed costs on beef farms, where it is suitable to do so.
17 October 2021 Management