A battle to keep grass under control
John Egerton
A surge in grass growth during May has been followed by growth falling off a cliff in June, writes John Egerton.
19 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
Grass+ Beef: slow recovery on grazed swards putting farms under pressure
Lacklustre growth over the past few weeks will see highly stocked beef farms under pressure in the coming few days unless growth drastically improves.
My Farming Week: Stephen Byrne, Monsterevin, Co Kildare
The Byrne family hosted Agri Aware's annual open farm day on Saturday, which aimed to bridge the disconnect between urban and rural.
19 June 2024 News
How much silage is on farm after first cut?
With first-cut silage complete, take the time to complete a quick fodder budget.
18 June 2024 Management
This week in photos; events, silage cutting, summer shows and more
Our photo roundup of the week include a crop event in Cork, summer shows, and images of the work going on in fields around the country.
16 June 2024 News
Five tips to stretch grass covers for grazing
Grazing management has become challenging for many farms as wet weather has left ground soft and growth rates are below demand. Outlined are some tips to stretching grass covers.
15 June 2024 Management
The Grass Week: drastic dip in growth but a recovery expected
While growth has taken a tumble over the last two weeks or so, warmer and milder conditions should hopefully swing things back in favour of farmers.
15 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Unsettled cows under-performing at grass
Castlederg dairy farmer Jessica Pollock has made some tweaks to management of cows at grass this year.
12 June 2024 Farmer Writes
Grass+ dairy: growth rates feeling the pinch
Thomas Condon highlights how cooler weather conditions have caused growth rates to dip below that of demand on a lot of farms around the country, and what to do in this scenario.
12 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Grass+ beef: slow regrowth causing a rejig in grazing policy
Amid the slow down in growth rates, less-than-ideal covers may have to be grazed by stock instead of mowing them out.
12 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Grass growth back 11% and falling
Average grass growth rates are back by 0.6t DM/ha compared to the five-year average according to PastureBase data.
12 June 2024 News