Late spring could see 15% of dairy and beef farms short of fodder
Amy Forde
Farmers should plan for early nitrogen and slurry applications to improve spring grass production, the National Fodder and Food Security Committee heard on Wednesday.
19 January 2024 News
Weekend weather: becoming milder but more unsettled
The weather is expected to get milder. However, it will also be getting wetter and windier, according to Met Éireann.
17 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Is a fodder shortage looming on farm?
Early housing due to the wet autumn means many farmers have used up a lot of winter forage and possibly facing a shortage before turnout.
Dairy Management: genotyping, vaccines and budgeting
With the new genotyping programme kicking off now, farmers are advised to send off DNA samples every two to three days, writes Aidan Brennan.
17 January 2024 Management
Five tips to complete a mid-winter fodder budget
The end of the year is a good time to check fodder reserves using the outlined steps.
27 December 2023 Management
Getting costs under control at Positive Farmers
Aidan Brennan previews some of the sessions at next January's Positive Farmers Conference in Cork.
22 November 2023 News
Fodder budgeting and dealing with wet silage
Where cattle were housed earlier than planned, fodder reserves will come under pressure. Kieran Mailey outlines some steps for fodder budgeting and management.
11 October 2023 Northern Ireland
In pictures: IFA holds pre-budget event in Dublin
While discussing Budget 2024 with a range of TDs and senators, the IFA highlight the importance of support for farming.
4 October 2023 Community
Budget conservatively - Milk prices and tax bills
Cash flow is king, so to err on the reality and low side is important.
23 August 2023 Viewpoints
Plan farm finances now to avoid 'scrambling' at Christmas – ifac
Taking the time to plan now can avoid the scramble to pay bills and minimise tax as the year draws to a close.
23 August 2023 News