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My Farming Week: Michael Gordon, Crossmolina, Co Mayo
Niamh Murphy
Michael Gordon farms alongside his wife Ita and four children Emily, Kevin, Ciara and Aoife near Crossmolina, Co Mayo.
10 June 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: from too much grass to not enough
This time last year I was making hay, but as my father used to say 'no two years are the same'.
3 June 2024 News
Youngstock Podcast: building a successful business from bale handlers
Gary Abbott talks to Kerry native owner and founder of JM Agri Design Joe Moynihan, a company now known best for its elephant trunk-style bale handlers.
Farmer Writes: silage, slurry, AI and milk recording
It has been a busy few weeks on Padraig Callanan's farm, between silage, slurry, AI, milk recording and keeping on top of grass.
29 May 2024 Farmer Writes
Time to rebuild silage stocks
With silage reserves at an all time low, Declan Collins looks at how farmers can set up their paddocks for a quality second cut.
29 May 2024 Grass & feeding
Farmer Writes: a hi-tech machinery investment
James Strain recently invested in a double bale lifter, the first one he has actually owned.
27 May 2024 News
Farmer Writes: time for cows to go back in-calf
Hopefully a fertility lick and hotter weather will cause some action, though I’d nearly put money on a few arriving into heat immediately if a bull arrived in the field next to them.
22 May 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmers reminded not to stack bales too high
Silage bales must not be stacked within 20m of a surface water, according to the CAP conditionality requirements.
22 May 2024 News
Time to get on top of grass quality
Declan Collins looks at different options for farmers to get on top of grass quality this week.
22 May 2024 Grass & feeding
Farmer Writes: breeding season in full swing in Laois
The two paddocks the calves were on are closed for bales, as we have found before that the cows don’t like grazing them after the calves.
15 May 2024 Farmer Writes
Growth burst has finally arrived
Declan Collins has a look at what farmers should be doing to control grass quality with high growth rates.
15 May 2024 Grass & feeding
Farmer Writes: first-cut silage harvested in near-perfect conditions
James Strain took his first cut of red clover silage this week and plans to get some 0:7:30 on it and do the same in six weeks’ time.
15 May 2024 Farmer Writes