Tillage farming

The latest tillage news and developments from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all crops and growing news developments in the tillage farming sector.

Almost 60,000t of organic feed required for next winter
Darren Carty
The predicted demand includes 33,000t of concentrates, 20,000 of straights, 6,000t of protein feed along with 50,000 bales of fodder.
Tillage management: winter crops will need fertiliser once weather suits
Tillage farmers have a busy time ahead once weather dries out with fertiliser and sprays due on winter crops, aside from any spring work.
Tillage management: welcome news on poor crops, OSR agronomy
There was welcome news from the Department of Agriculture on poorly established crops this week.
Grain Trends: a buyer’s market
Prices are not in a good place at present, as grain supplies look healthy in many parts of the world.
Grain Trends: oilseed rape positive beside falling grain market
Wheat prices were not looking good this week. However, oilseed rape gained in recent days and is one to watch.
To re-plant or not to re-plant?
Thin winter crops need to be assessed in the coming weeks before action is taken.
Is wheat the future for the Irish distilling sector?
Diverse domestic grains are being examined to see if they provide an opportunity for the Irish drinks industry in a collaboration between SETU and Teagasc.
Net loss of €173/ha through use of Supersoil fertiliser - Teagasc
A recent organic spring oats trial has shown no improvement in crop yields where Supersoil was used in comparison to a trial plot receiving zero fertiliser.
Straw is valuable…don’t undervalue it
Make sure that you are putting a proper value on your straw this harvest. If its seen as a hassle the chopper should be turned on.
Restoring bogs – and hope – in Co Tipperary
This ‘day on the bog’ is about restoration - not only of this special place, but of hope in the future stewardship of the wider Irish landscape and the vital role that farmers can play.
Planting trees to capture ammonia on Limerick dairy farm
Planting a tree belt can be an effective way to reduce ammonia emissions from farm buildings, while simultaneously providing a lively habitat for biodiversity, writes Emma Hart.
Decisions to be made for Tullamore bulls
Adam Woods takes a look at the economics of finishing this year’s crop of bulls on Tullamore Farm and whether to sell or feed on.
Annual afforestation up to 35,000ha to achieve net zero – EPA report
EPA climate assessment calls for "unprecedented rates of afforestation" but omits how this can be achieved, while there is no reference to the role of wood in construction and renewable energy.
Positive start to 2024 for beef and sheep markets
Bord Bia sheepmeat and livestock manager Seamus McMenamin and beef sector manager Mark Zeig analyse beef and sheep markets.
BioBalance Next-Gen: delivering strong, healthy calves this spring
With calving well under way on most dairy farms around the country and calf accommodation filling up every day, it is timely to look at the major influence of the microbiome in calf health.
Lamlac®: providing lambs with the best start in life
Peadar Coyle, a long-time customer of Volac Milk Replacer, farms on a 500-acre holding at Curraghboy, Co Roscommon, approximately 15 kilometres to the northwest of Athlone.
Coolnagree Holsteins reaping success with GAIN Easi-Mix
Seamus O’Leary with wife Bridget, children Patrick and Kate, and dad Pat, operates Coolnagree Holsteins outside Enniscorthy. He discusses how he prepares and manages the dairy cow and calf for spring.
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