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Grass growth

Most farms are beginning to finish up grazing and house cows fully. Aidan Brennan reports.
By Aidan Brennan on 15 November 2017
Grass growth was 19kg DM/ha/day this week, though grazing is over for many.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 09 November 2017
Bill O'Keeffe is planning the dry period but before that it's about looking after the cows and their performance.
By Bill O'Keeffe on 09 November 2017
Good grazing conditions persist in the east, midlands and south, but heavy rain hampers grazing in the west.
By Aidan Brennan on 09 November 2017
Lanarkshire farmer writer Tom French battles weather and machinery problems to bring in his crops
By Sarah Anderson on 17 August 2017
Clean paddocks out to 4cm now so that when we come back to these fields again, cattle will be looking at leaf right down to the clay
By Ciarán Lenehan on 10 August 2017
Grass growth has been good, but the focus is now on building grass for autumn grazing for BETTER Farm NI participants.
By Kieran Mailey on 03 August 2017
Growth rates have been good over the past few weeks and many farms have a surplus of grass. As we approach 1 August, attention will soon be turning towards building grass for the autumn.
By Aidan Brennan on 31 July 2017
Now is the time to think about the value there is to April calvers and what cows need to be culled.
By Jack Kennedy on 31 July 2017
If one of your resolutions for 2018 is to drive on grassland on your farm, you must be proactive soon
By Ciarán Lenehan on 27 July 2017
Growth has slowed, as expected, in the last week to 10 days.
By Darren Carty on 07 July 2017
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By Patrick Donohoe on 28 June 2017
With weekly grass growth just under 100kg/DM/ha, it's all about weather windows for cutting on the Tullamore demonstration farm. Meanwhile, suckler calves are gaining 1.3kg/day.
By Adam Woods on 21 July 2017
Grass growth has remained very strong on the Tullamore Farm over the past seven days with a growth of 100kg/DM/ha/day recorded.
By Adam Woods on 21 July 2017
Managing such high growth rates can be difficult. Pre-grazing yields can rise very fast and covers could get out of hand very quickly.
By Aidan Brennan on 29 May 2017
With rain giving grass growth a new life, farmers need to adapt feeding and plan for silage.
By Aidan Brennan on 15 May 2017
Weekly weather: unsettled week ahead
After the weather broke on Friday, Met Éireann is forecasting the week ahead will be largely broken and unsettled.
By Patrick Donohoe on 15 May 2017
After a long period of dry weather and high temperatures, the rain is set to return.
By Caitríona Murphy on 11 May 2017
Some farmers are asking for rain but it’s probably the weather conditions associated with rain that they want more than the rain itself.
By Aidan Brennan on 08 May 2017
With silage ground closed on many farms, we are entering into peak demand on most farms.
By Adam Woods on 27 April 2017
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