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Grass

Co Donegal beef farmer James Strain writes about how sub-soiling improves grass growth and reduces soil compaction.
By James Strain on 23 April 2018
Weekly weather: mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain
It will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain, some of which will be heavy. Top temperatures of 15°C.
By Michael Keaveny on 23 April 2018
Weekend weather: sunshine to continue with occasional outbreaks of rain
Temperatures will be improved on recent weeks, but occasional showers of rain will break out.
By Michael Keaveny on 20 April 2018
Anthony Mulligan reports from Tullamore farm, where the tables have turned in terms of grass growth and grazing conditions.
By Contributor on 18 April 2018
An Australian poem serves as a reminder that all farmers experience weather related pressure, wherever they are, from time to time.
By The Dealer on 19 April 2018
Forward stores, and particularly good-quality forward stores, have been a slightly improved trade, but light dairy-cross cattle are a little easier.
By Nathan Tuffy on 19 April 2018
Grass growth was 20kg DM/ha/day this week and this should rise again as the weather improves.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 19 April 2018
Saturday's sale at Headford Mart saw a strong trade for all good-quality cattle, with more grass buyer demand evident at the ringside.
By Nathan Tuffy on 19 April 2018
Grass and even clover, which is normally much more temperature-responsive, are now actively growing and every day is making a difference.
By Matt Dempsey on 19 April 2018
Kieran Mailey looks at what farmers can do to replenish silage in-store this season.
By Kieran Mailey on 19 April 2018
Grassland farmer of the year hosts open day
The event highlighted what could be achieved by farmers if they "had the basics correct" when it comes to grassland management.
By Michael Keaveny on 18 April 2018
The Waterford-based company saw sales and profits fall during the 12-month period to the end of June 2017.
By Lorcan Allen on 19 April 2018
Overnight rainfall reaches 42mm
A recap of overnight rainfall after a pair of weather warnings were issued.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 17 April 2018
Rainfall warning – up to 50mm predicted
Bad news for farmers as more rain is predicted for parts of the country.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 15 April 2018
Weekend weather by province
The south of the country is in for a few heavy showers this weekend.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 14 April 2018
The Fertiliser Association has issued advice for farmers to help their farms recover from the fodder crisis.
By Contributor on 13 April 2018
Headford Mart moved to restrict farmer access to the lairage while the sale was on, with set viewing times before it began.
By Nathan Tuffy on 14 April 2018
Ciarán Lenehan takes stock of the grass situation to date in 2018 in terms of production.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 13 April 2018
The second of three spring farm walks on Dairylink Ireland farms took place in Co Down on Thursday.
By Peter McCann on 12 April 2018
As fodder shortages continue around the country, Shannon Airport has offered to bring forward its grass cutting date.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 12 April 2018
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