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My Farming Week: Michael Gordon, Crossmolina, Co Mayo
Niamh Murphy
Michael Gordon farms alongside his wife Ita and four children Emily, Kevin, Ciara and Aoife near Crossmolina, Co Mayo.
12 June 2024 Grass & feeding
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.
5 June 2024 Management
Hitting €1,700 for weanlings in Ballinrobe
Adam Woods previews next week’s Irish Grassland Association beef event taking place just outside Ballinrobe in Co Mayo on Tuesday 11 June.
Price cuts of £20/t for nitrogen fertiliser
There has been marked cuts to fertiliser prices in NI with cuts of £20/t applied to CAN.
29 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Fertiliser sales back 7%
Sales of protected urea increased by over 35% from 1 October 2023 to 31 March 2024.
29 May 2024 News
The Grass Week: keeping quality in grazing ground and fertilising second cuts
We are approaching the time of the year for grasses to head out, so it is also when grass quality can go downhill in grazing and silage swards.
25 May 2024 Grass & feeding
Increase in low emissions spreading helps reduce ammonia - EPA
Good farm practices are beginning to have a positive impact on emissions, the EPA has said.
10 May 2024 News
Fertiliser prices ease as sales increase
Fertiliser prices have seen significant discounts being applied, helping to boost sales going into April
3 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Sustainability schemes adding 0.5c/l to 1c/l on to milk price
Aidan Brennan looks at the various sustainability schemes in operation by dairy co-ops and milk processors.
3 April 2024 News
New urease inhibitor receives EU approval
The addition of the urease inhibitor Nitroshield produces an average emissions reduction of 70%, according to fertiliser company Omex.
28 March 2024 News
Ground conditions back to square one as rainfall limits turnout
Heavy rain, particularly in the southern half of the country, has prevented more cattle being turned out or has resulted in rehousing of stock.
13 March 2024 Grass & feeding
Settled period may kickstart grazing for many
With single-digit rainfall levels for some counties in the next few days, it may be the opportunity to kickstart grazing for those in the northwest.
9 March 2024 Grass & feeding