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Farmer Writes: holding out for hay
Karen McCabe
We finally got around to baling a few more meadows and adding 30 more bales into our winter stocks, writes Karen McCabe.
17 July 2024 News
Farmer views: 'Too much work in sheep for too little reward'
Grace Hoare speaks to six IFA sheep committee members to gauge their thoughts on grass growth, sheep prices, wool and other issues.
17 July 2024 Grass & feeding
Raining again on St Swithin’s day
It's heat rather than rain that is needed to drive growth at the moment, writes Thomas Condon.
Grass correction and fodder supplies on the mind of many
With low fodder stocks and stemmy paddocks on the grazing block, correction of both can be done with one blow if conditions allow.
17 July 2024 Grass & feeding
Building up fodder stocks in Laois
The wet weather didn’t deter 200 farmers and industry representatives from attending the Irish Grassland Association summer dairy tour to Laois last week.
17 July 2024 Grass & feeding
Stress on farmers being multiplied by fertiliser confusion - ICMSA
The ICMSA has called on the Minister for Agriculture to inform farmers of the amount of fertiliser they are legally allowed to spread between now and the closing date in September.
16 July 2024 News
The Grass Week: growth creeps up but fodder stock low
While still behind the norm for the time of the year, growth has improved over the past two weeks and looks set to improve further.
13 July 2024 Grass & feeding
Weekend weather: highs of 20°C on Sunday
Met Éireann has revealed a combination of dry conditions, sunny spells and scattered showers over the weekend, with highest temperatures reaching 20°C.
12 July 2024 News
Pöttinger adds grouper to non-conditioner rear mower combination
Austrian manufacturer, Pöttinger has added its Cross Flow auger grouper option to its Novacat V 9200 non-conditioner rear-mower combination.
10 July 2024 Farm machinery
Part-time grazing a spring-calving herd
John Morton hosted a Fane Valley event on his farm in Co Armagh.
10 July 2024 Northern Ireland
Poor grass growth adding to costs of milk
Co Tyrone dairy farmer Jessica Pollock is feeding more meal, to compensate for lower grass quality.
10 July 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: grass is finally back on track
The protein dropped to 3.30% when the cows were on silage only and yield was back to 23l, which was inevitable really.
10 July 2024 Farmer Writes