The Grass Week: careful balancing act with grass supplies
Martin Merrick
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.
20 June 2024 News
High output grass-based systems can be profitable - UCD professor
Cow numbers don't necessarily have to increase in order to grow Ireland's dairy industry, professor Finbarr Mulligan maintains.
Watch: inside a 6,500-head dairy-beef calf-rearing farm in Somerset
Adam Woods visited Long Lane farm this week, which rears 6,500 calves annually for the Buitelaar group.
Correcting grass quality without running short
Thomas Condon details how farmers should try to maintain quality in swards through correction, without running down farm cover too low.
5 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Ticking the box for meal bin specs: finishes, augers and access
Martin Merrick details some of the options that can be fitted to Q-Mac silos to suit individual farmers needs.
25 May 2024 Slurry
When and how to wean dairy beef calves
Adam Woods takes a look at some of the details around weaning dairy calves off milk and making sure there is no growth setbacks in the process
15 May 2024 Grass & feeding
Silage quality and late BISS applications
In this week's Beef Management, Adam Woods takes a look at silage quality and BISS application amendments.
15 May 2024 Management
Top tips for getting suckler cows back in calf
Adam Woods takes a look at what’s important in terms of getting suckler cows back in calf
Beef Management: BPS application deadline and grass tetany prevention
Adam Woods takes a look at fertiliser application on beef farms, BPS deadlines and preventing grass tetany on suckler farms.
1 May 2024 Management
Growth rates still lag behind as grass could become tight on farms
Declan Collins looks at the grass stats for this week as growth rates are back 20% this year compared to the five year average.
Nutrients remain in Lough Neagh for 40 years
Scientists from the Agri Food and Biosciences Institute spoke about Lough Neagh during an online event last week.
24 April 2024 Northern Ireland
ICMSA calls for date change to crude protein limit deadline
The ICMSA has welcomed the crude protein exemption, but wants the process simplified.
15 April 2024 News