Clare farmer refused permission for silage pit
Anne O'Donoghue
John Leahy applied for retention permission for both a silage pit and machinery shed at an existing farmyard at Crag, Lahinch, Co Clare.
18 May 2024 Management
Five tips for first cut silage
As silage season moves into top gear across Ireland, outlined are some tips to keep in mind.
15 May 2024 Buildings
Know your limits with pits
The issue of silage pit capacity needs to be considered before the silage season begins on farms, which have increased their cow numbers, writes Martin Merrick.
Weather woes spark demand for silage
Demand for silage is quickly rising as fodder shortages on livestock farms intensify
10 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Weycor AR680 the Kerry contractors choice
North Co Kerry contractor, Gerard Collins Agri made the switch to a new Weycor AR 680 wheel loader in 2022, a brand unknown to many in Ireland, Gary Abbott finds out how it is performing.
3 April 2024 Contracting
Mycotoxins linked to failures in the bulk tank
A high level of mycotoxins in some second cut silage has had a costly impact, writes Jessica Pollock.
3 April 2024 Northern Ireland
County council farmyard inspections: what to expect
Caitríona Morrissey spoke to agricultural scientist Gillian Delehanty about what county council inspectors will look for when it comes to water quality issues on farms.
Farmer Writes: cows coming fit for sale
My cows are well-fed and well-fleshed, so I’m leaning towards killing them, but every time I think I have my mind made up, something arises to cast a little doubt, writes James Strain.
24 January 2024 Farmer Writes