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Weekend weather: temperatures of 22°C on Sunday
Anne O'Donoghue
Mixed and mild weather has been forecast for Friday and Saturday, with Sunday turning warm and bright.
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.
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
Use of methane-busting additives just around the corner – Teagasc
The use of feed additives will be crucial in meeting climate targets, and is just around the corner, Teagasc has said. However, the technology is still to be accepted by the National Inventory.
12 June 2024 News
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
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
Farmer Writes: from too much grass to not enough
This time last year I was making hay, but as my father used to say 'no two years are the same'.
10 June 2024 Farmer Writes
Five tips for reseeding grassland
Reseeding unproductive swards offers a good return on investment. Outlined are five tips for reseeding.
8 June 2024 Grass & feeding
High-risk months for redwater
Adam Woods reports on an increase in red water cases in the last few weeks, especially in the northwest of the country.
5 June 2024 Management