Northern Ireland
Increasing prevalence of mycotoxins in silage
Kieran Mailey
Mycotoxins are routinely found in grass silage samples and can cause a range of problems within dairy herds
16 November 2022 Winter Feed
Prepare for winter weather despite the recent mildness
Aidan Brennan warms that farmers should be preparing for the worst of winter weather even though it's currently very mild.
2 November 2022 Management
Beef Management: ration formulation, animal health and CAP questions
This week's Beef Management takes a look at ration formulation on beef farms this winter and previews our next CAP meeting in Carlow.
Fodder supplies, grazing management and temporary fencing.
With each day of torrential rainfall it is becoming increasingly likely that many farms will be forced to house animals earlier in the coming weeks.
2 November 2022 Management
Insulating your system against rising concentrate costs
Given the high cost of concentrates it is important to build and safeguard ewe condition as this will be an important resource in early lactation.
26 October 2022 Winter Feed
Improving feed efficiency this winter
Significant feed cost increases this winter is likely to place the even more emphasis on feed efficiency, writes James Dunne, Teagasc winter milk specialist.
19 October 2022 Liquid Milk
Getting a handle on housing weights for cattle
As more cattle are housed, weighing stores and weanlings will give a good insight as to offload now or winter animals on farm.
18 October 2022 Management
Farmers face record feed costs this winter
With silage and concentrate costs increased by between 35% and 45% since last year, farmers are facing winter feed bills higher than ever before.
5 October 2022 News
Barley slips down ration inclusion rate list
The price of rolled barley is seeing it slip down the list of inclusion rates in winter rations at the moment. Declan Marren reports.
5 October 2022 Grass & feeding
Winter feed: farmers face record feed costs this winter
Declan Marren has an overview of the winter feed focus as farmers head into the highest cost period of the year.
5 October 2022 Winter Feed
Stretching silage on fodder short dairy farms
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the options for dairy farmers who are going to be short of silage this winter.
5 October 2022 Winter Feed
Winter feed – your queries answered
From managing fodder shortages to weanling mineral supplementation, Declan Marren answers reader queries for winter feeding.
5 October 2022 Grass & feeding