Extension to liming scheme deadline needed - IFA
Niamh Murphy
According to the IFA, there are areas in which only 20-30% of prepaid lime has been delivered and spread to date, which was described as "concerning".
27 May 2024 Management
What are the best days for silage this week?
With a mixed forecast, Aidan Brennan says farmers may have to take chances when they come, rather than waiting for perfect conditions.
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.
Silage quality and late BISS applications
In this week's Beef Management, Adam Woods takes a look at silage quality and BISS application amendments.
15 May 2024 Management
Mixed results from winter grazing study
Experiments were conducted in Hillsborough, Co Down over two winters where silage swards were grazed by sheep for three to four weeks from mid-November.
Maternal traits and quality silage the backbone of Sligo suckler operation
Trevor Boland is running a tight ship with his 50-cow part time suckler herd, with cow fertility, milk and high DMD silage the major building blocks in this success.
17 April 2024 Breeding & health
Decisions on first cut silage fertiliser needed amid poor ground conditions
Many farmers would have fertiliser for first cut silage spread at this point in a normal year, but saturated ground has prevented tractors heading in to fields.
30 March 2024 Grass & feeding
Record rainfall disrupting grazing plans in Mayo
Adam Woods reports from a Teagasc early grass walk in Ballyglass in Co Mayo.
27 March 2024 Grass & feeding
Delayed turnout costing thousands
Adam Woods takes a look at the effect the current weather is having in terms of costs on beef farms.
13 March 2024 Management
Testing slurry and silage for targeted efficiency
Slurry is both a valuable asset and a potential pollutant. Understanding the composition and quality of your slurry is key to maximising its value while minimising environmental impact.
28 February 2024 Footprint Farmers
What feeds represent good value in 2024?
At the recent Teagasc lowland sheep conferences, Teagasc’s Tim Keady outlined the relative value of feeds and detailed the organisation's concentrate formulation for this season.
11 February 2024 Lambing
Study finds protected urea ‘performs as well as CAN’
Researchers at the Agri Food and Biosciences Institute conducted the study into the use of protected urea.
24 January 2024 Northern Ireland