Dairy Cattle - Grass and Feeding

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Four steps for early turnout to grass
Aidan Brennan
Aidan Brennan has some advice for dairy and beef farmers to try and get cattle out to grass in early spring.
21 February 2024 Grass & feeding
Majority of herd calved after three weeks on Cork farm
Declan Collins visited Aidan and Sean O’Donovan in west Cork to get an update on how the calving season has progressed.
21 February 2024 Grass & feeding
Testing weather to continue this week
Grazing in 2024 has been nothing but a struggle so far as Declan Collins looks at ways to maximize grass utilization in poor conditions.
Tricky conditions lead to bumpy start to grazing
Where herds have been able to get out, it’s been a difficult start to the grazing season, but there’s little point in getting excited just yet.
10 February 2024 Grass & feeding
Meet the contestants in the Sustainable Grassland Farmer of the Year awards
Aidan Brennan and Declan Collins preview the finalists in the Sustainable Grassland Farmer of the Year awards for 2023.
7 February 2024 Grass & feeding
Grass growth rises despite heavy rainfall
Declan Collins takes a look at data from PastureBase Ireland, to see where grass growth was in 2023.
7 February 2024 Grass & feeding
Red clover reducing chemical nitrogen in Teagasc Grange
Reporting from Germinal's technical day, Declan Collins looks at red clover's role in reducing chemical nitrogen.
3 February 2024 Grass & feeding
Where to for fertiliser in 2024?
Aidan Brennan asks if farmers would be right or wrong to spread more fertiliser in 2024.
31 January 2024 Fertilizers
Adapting fertiliser use for a changing world
Tim Sheil, Fertilizer Association of Ireland and J Bolger & Co, previews the Fertilizer Association of Ireland’s spring scientific seminar.
31 January 2024 Fertilizers
Grazing infrastructure checks ahead of 2024 season
As calving begins on suckler farms and dairy herds across the country, it’s important to ensure the grazing block is properly set up prior to the grazing season commencing.
27 January 2024 Grass & feeding
Positive Farmers delve deep into controlling costs
Aidan Brennan reports from the Positive Farmers Conference in Cork, where a lot of the debate was around managing costs and mental health.
17 January 2024 Grass & feeding
Meet the Sustainable Grassland Farmer of the Year finalists
Aidan Brennan reports from three of the contestants in the Sustainable Grassland Farmer of the Year competition.
10 January 2024 Grass & feeding