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Red clover used as ‘rocket fuel’ on Antrim beef farm

Red clover used as ‘rocket fuel’ on Antrim beef farm

The potential to include red clover, in tandem with hybrid ryegrass varieties, within a silage sward has been highlighted by...

July 26, 2022

Tollymore and Crossgar – two new grass varieties from AFBI

Tollymore and Crossgar – two new grass varieties from AFBI

Tollymore and crossgar are two new grass varieties included on the recently released 2022/2023 Recommended Grass and Clover Lists (RGCL)...

July 26, 2022

Hay bales: Storage advice to avoid risk of fire

Hay bales: Storage advice to avoid risk of fire

Farmers across the country took advantage of the hot, dry weather over the past two weeks by opting to secure...

July 26, 2022

Machinery Focus: Massey Ferguson adds science to art of tedding

Machinery Focus: Massey Ferguson adds science to art of tedding

In between the bouts of unsettled weather that has marked June so far, there will be many anxiously awaiting the...

June 18, 2022

Beef Focus: ‘Growing multi-species swards requires a total mindset change’

Beef Focus: ‘Growing multi-species swards requires a total mindset change’

The Turley family, based in Downpatrick, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, are suckler and beef farmers embarking on a new venture...

June 18, 2022

Maximising milk from grass in south Tyrone

Maximising milk from grass in south Tyrone

Father and son team, Philip and David Clarke, milk 84 crossbred cows, all spring calving, between Ballygawley and Augher in...

June 17, 2022

Table: The effect of low soil pH on fertiliser utilisation

Table: The effect of low soil pH on fertiliser utilisation

On many beef and sheep farms, in particular where ground is rented, farmers can be reluctant to spend money on...

June 12, 2022

Pesticide users: Deadline to register details approaching

Pesticide users: Deadline to register details approaching

Farmers that use professional Plant Protection Products (PPPs) and adjuvants are being reminded that the deadline to register their details...

May 27, 2022

Sowing white clover: Advice for beef and sheep farms

Sowing white clover: Advice for beef and sheep farms

The benefits of sowing white clover was one of the key topics discussed at a recent farm walk near Maguiresbridge...

May 21, 2022

‘Don’t let high fuel costs put you off extra silage cuts’

‘Don’t let high fuel costs put you off extra silage cuts’

Ecosyl silage specialist Peter Smith is urging farmers not to let high fuel costs deter them from making extra cuts...

May 18, 2022

Machinery Focus: Clover-rich swards usher in the belt rake

Machinery Focus: Clover-rich swards usher in the belt rake

Silage production in Ireland has always centred on grass, but should other plant species, such as clover, be more regularly...

April 30, 2022

First showing for flagship JCB handler at Scotgrass 2022

First showing for flagship JCB handler at Scotgrass 2022

JCB has reserved the first outing of its latest telescopic handler, the TM420S, for Scotgrass which is to be held...

April 27, 2022

Pottinger launches new belt-type rake for grassland range

Pottinger launches new belt-type rake for grassland range

Grassland specialist Pottinger has added yet another new product to its grassland range – the new MERGENTO VT 9220 belt-type...

April 20, 2022

Red Tractor needs urgent review of pesticide stance – report

Red Tractor needs urgent review of pesticide stance – report

Red Tractor urgently needs to review and strengthen its promotion of non-chemical pesticide alternatives, including via Integrated Pest Management (IPM),...

March 15, 2022

Developing effective grassland management systems for sheep

Developing effective grassland management systems for sheep

Developing effective grassland management systems for sheep was the theme recently addressed by Dr. Phil Creighton, during his presentation to...

February 8, 2022

Could you identify perennial ryegrass within a sward?

Could you identify perennial ryegrass within a sward?

A leading grassland expert has suggested that significant numbers of sheep and other livestock farmers cannot identify perennial ryegrass and...

February 7, 2022

AFBI and Barenbrug mark three decades of cooperation

AFBI and Barenbrug mark three decades of cooperation

Northern Ireland’s Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) and Barenbrug are marking a 30-year partnership, one that has seen the development...

December 21, 2021

Ballyvoy and Dundrod – two new perennial ryegrass varieties from AFBI

Ballyvoy and Dundrod – two new perennial ryegrass varieties from AFBI

Two new, Agri-Food and Biosciences’ Institute (AFBI) grass varieties – Ballyvoy and Dundrod – are about to be released on to the...

December 7, 2021