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The Grass Week: growth creeps up but fodder stock low
Martin Merrick
While still behind the norm for the time of the year, growth has improved over the past two weeks and looks set to improve further.
10 July 2024 Grass & feeding
Sluggish start to July growth
Grass growth remains stubbornly low, though it has improved compared to June, writes Thomas Condon.
6 July 2024 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: more positivity but supplementation still going
While growth has improved over the last week and looks likely to increase further, there is still a large cohort of farmers supplementing stock to dig themselves out of a deficit.
More positive outlook in growth
Farm cover and growth rates are improving, though they are still behind the norm for this time of year.
3 July 2024 Grass & feeding
Delivering the goods in Longford
The O'Neill family hosted an open day, as winners of the 2023 Grassland Farmer of the Year competition.
3 July 2024 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: growth improves but caution still urged
While growth has improved over the last week and looks set to do so again this week, some farms are still at dangerously low average farm covers.
28 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Dairy: careful balancing act with grass supplies
While the warm weather has helped to push on growth slightly, the likelihood of a soil moisture deficit creeping in could spell disaster for some.
26 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Laois farmers hosting the IGA summer tour
Aidan Brennan visits the two farms hosting the Irish Grassland Association (IGA) summer tour to see how their year is going.
26 June 2024 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: careful balancing act with grass supplies
With some farmers managing well for grass and others are having to supplement, it’s a careful balancing act to try to manage grass at the minute.
22 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Heat the limiting factor in poor growth conditions
Low air and soil temperatures have been hampering growth and are pushing farmers into having to supplement stock, writes Thomas Condon.
19 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Lower grass growth rates a major risk to feed security and costs
Joe Patton, Ciaran Hearne and Michael O’Donovan from Moorepark look at some of the impacts of lower than normal growth rates and what farmers can do about it.
19 June 2024 Grass & feeding
What you need to know about grassland pesticide use
The use of pesticides is now governed by conditionality, meaning that if breaches occur it may pose a risk to CAP payments, writes Darren Carty.
16 June 2024 Nitrates