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Grass growth

Co Galway farmer Dara Killeen, who is converting from sheep to dairying, outlines his spring plans and how outwintering affected his stock.
By Contributor on 16 February 2018
Grass growth rate was at 5kg DM/ha/day on average across the country last week.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 15 February 2018
Ample supplies of early spring grass is the crucial ingredient allowing Meath farmer Tom McGuinness to reduce labour in his mid-season lambing flock.
By Darren Carty on 15 February 2018
Ciarán Lenehan examines two very different 2017 profit monitors from the BETTER farm beef programme.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 15 February 2018
Padraig McCarthy is going from tee to milk on his Kerry farm by converting a former pitch and putt course into dairy land.
By Aidan Brennan on 10 February 2018
Declan Marren outlines some practical tips for setting up a rotational grazing system on your farm this year.
By Declan Marren on 08 February 2018
Farm Profit Programme: Gearing up for spring
The countdown to calving, lambing and all that goes with it has begun at Arnage. Declan Marren catches up with the Biffen family.
By Declan Marren on 01 February 2018
Peter McCann and Conail Keown review the physical and financial performance of Robin Clements’ farm near Trillick, Co Tyrone.
By Peter McCann on 25 January 2018
Ciarán Lenehan called over to commercial and pedigree suckler man Kieran Noonan in Cork for an update.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 17 January 2018
After a bumper spring, grass production in 2017 was up just 4% on the previous year, writes Ciarán Lenehan.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 12 January 2018
An exceptionally mild spring pushed grass growth on early in the year.
By Aidan Brennan on 05 January 2018
As year one of BETTER farm phase three reaches its conclusion, Ciarán Lenehan reviews 2017 grass production in the programme.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 28 December 2017
Milk collections increased strongly in November as good weather allowed for strong grass growth.
By Lorcan Allen on 19 December 2017
Calving preparation on spring-calving herds began long before drying off. Peter McCann and Conail Keown report.
By Peter McCann on 14 December 2017
A weekly selection of global news stories that affect demand, supply and prices.
By Lorcan Allen on 07 December 2017
As the last of the fields are grazed, Aidan Brennan says 2017 will be remembered as a good year for grass.
By Aidan Brennan on 24 November 2017
Average grass growth across the six Dairylink Ireland project farms has continued to increase. Peter McCann and Conail Keown report.
By Peter McCann on 23 November 2017
Most farms are beginning to finish up grazing and house cows fully. Aidan Brennan reports.
By Aidan Brennan on 15 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
Grass growth was 19kg DM/ha/day this week, though grazing is over for many.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 09 November 2017
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