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Beef
Five tips to stretch grass covers for grazing
Kieran Mailey
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 Grass & feeding
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.
14 June 2024 News
Weekend weather: changeable with heavy showers and some dry spells
Met Éireann has forecast mixed and changeable weather for the weekend, with longer spells of rain at times, some heavy. There will be dry spells too with sunshine, and it will become drier early next week.
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
Beef Management: grass supplies, grass quality and slurry spreading
In this week's Beef Management, Adam Woods takes a look at grass supplies, grass quality and slurry spreading advice.
12 June 2024 Management
Dairy Management: grass growth rates start to suffer
Cold, northerly winds are hampering grass growth rates and making swards stressed, writes Aidan Brennan.
12 June 2024 Management
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
Lakeland holds milk price for May
This is the second month Lakeland has held its base price, with the same decision being taken for April supplies.
12 June 2024 News
Cold and wet conditions raise pneumonia and tetany risks
Suckler cows in milk and young calves will be at increased risk of grass tetany and pneumonia as cold, wet weather persists.
11 June 2024 Management
Dairy management: grass growth rates under pressure
Aidan Brennan says that colder than normal weather conditions is leading to a lower than normal grass growth rate.
10 June 2024 Management
The Grass Week: dip in growth and quality
A mixture of a dip in growth and farmers trying to correct grass is leaving farms at risk of running tight on grass.
8 June 2024 Grass & feeding
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