Cathal McAleer

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Cathal McAleer

Cathal McAleer - Author - Agriland.ie

Cathal McAleer is a grassland consultant working with individual farmers and facilitating discussion groups throughout Ireland. 087 160 2491 / 0044 7749 531679

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Make sure cows are hungry when you let them out to grass

Make sure cows are hungry when you let them out to grass

Spring is officially upon us with calving under way and grazing has started across the country. It has been a...

Grass advice for mid October – plan from here?

Grass advice for mid October – plan from here?

We are now a few weeks into closing paddocks, those closed within the next week are the paddocks we will...

Latest autumn grass management advice

Latest autumn grass management advice

Autumn rotation planner is now in full swing and some farmers are now wondering how they are going to manage...

Closing grass paddocks early reduces grazing ability

Closing grass paddocks early reduces grazing ability

Peak autumn build up is approaching and pre-grazing covers are reaching 2,000kg/ha and above, as a result. Grass at these...

Avoiding early grass deficits this autumn

Avoiding early grass deficits this autumn

As the good weather and excellent ground conditions continue, it is easy to forget that autumn is nearing and grass...

Weekly grass measurement needed to hit targets

Weekly grass measurement needed to hit targets

As we near the end of August, growth rates are beginning to drop. Weekly grass measurement is needed to ensure...

Managing 400 cows is easy, managing staff is the difficult part

Managing 400 cows is easy, managing staff is the difficult part

A phrase often heard in New Zealand is that ‘managing 400 cows is easy, managing staff is the difficult part’....

Maximising a summer of grass growth

Maximising a summer of grass growth

Northern farms are having an exceptional summer with grass growth consistently above demand and quality excellent, were good grassland management...

Rain arrives in the nick of time for dry farms

Rain arrives in the nick of time for dry farms

The warm weather continues and the much needed rain has come on time. On dry farms, the challenge has been...

Grass management advice: Magic day approaching

Grass management advice: Magic day approaching

As calving begins to wind down and the evenings begin to stretch, magic day is indeed approaching although for the...