The Grass Week: keeping quality in grazing ground and fertilising second cuts
Martin Merrick
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.
17 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Up to £20/t to come off livestock rations
Livestock rations will see significant price cuts being applied from 1 May in NI.
15 April 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: the start of fertiliser season
James Strain hopes to be able to cut his red clover sometime in the first half of May.
Cut back on slurry for first cut, farmers told
Applying slurry in April is not ideal unless ground has been grazed beforehand
10 April 2024 Northern Ireland
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
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
Watch: this week in photos - feeding livestock, spreading urea and more
Our top farming photos from the past week include urea spreading in Offaly, calf feeding in Tipperary, mountain ewes grazing in Kerry, a suckler-to-beef system in Westmeath and a mart in Tyrone.
24 March 2024 News
Dry spell poses opportunity for grazing and slurry
The dry spell over the weekend will give a window to get cattle out to grass, or get tanks lowered.
6 March 2024 Grass & feeding
Slump in fertiliser sales runs into March
Agri merchants continue to report low levels of buying interest in fertiliser across NI.
28 February 2024 Northern Ireland
CAN price up, but demand remains low
There has been some movement on fertiliser prices this week, with CAN rising in value.
24 January 2024 Northern Ireland
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
Merchants keen to shift fertiliser stocks
Farmers report that significant deals are available on fertiliser, as merchants look to stimulate sales.
20 December 2023 Northern Ireland