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Almost 40% of dairy farmers to reduce fertiliser use in 2024
Rachel Donovan
Just 7% of dairy farmers have said that they plan on spreading more fertiliser this year.
11 June 2024 News
Extension to liming scheme deadline needed - IFA
According to the IFA, there are areas in which only 20-30% of prepaid lime has been delivered and spread to date, which was described as "concerning".
1 May 2024 News
Build fodder cushion for next winter now – Teagasc
Advisory supports will also focus on facilitating fodder supply agreements between tillage and livestock farmers.
Schemes update: 15 May deadline for ACRES winter bird food plots or strips
The crop must include at least one cereal mix and at least two or more non-cereal seed mixtures.
26 April 2024 Schemes
Meal subsidy would be of more benefit to fodder-short farmers - TD
A meal subsidy would be more beneficial than the current transport scheme for west and northwest farmers short of fodder, Deputy Marian Harkin has said.
25 April 2024 News
Grove Holsteins finds its groove with robotic milking
John Mitchell outlined the moved to using robots to milk his dairy herd of 750 cows at a farm walk last week. Kieran Mailey reports.
24 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Seven farmers apply to fodder scheme
The average number bales received per farmer through the scheme is 34.
24 April 2024 News
Recalling the disastrous weather crisis of 1924-25
The Manchester Guardian claimed that around 750,000 people were under threat of severe hunger or famine.
24 April 2024 Feature
Growing fodder for another farmer
There is a fodder deficit on many farms across the country. Tillage and livestock farmers could work together to fill this deficit.
21 April 2024 News
Carbery lifts March milk price and gives weather bonus
Carbery and the four west Cork co-ops have announced a weather support bonus.
19 April 2024 News
Australian farmer digs mass grave for flock of 3,000 sheep
Wayne Smith of Caluka Farms in Western Australia said it is more humane to slaughter the sheep than to leave them go thirsty or hungry.
19 April 2024 News
Coolmore donates 1,000t of silage to local farmers
The torrential rain over the last number of months in the east and south of the country has resulted in farmers in some parts being short of fodder.
18 April 2024 News