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‘Silage quality can have a big impact on animal performance’

‘Silage quality can have a big impact on animal performance’

The quality of silage offered to animals can have a big impact on their production and performance, according to Sil-All’s...

October 17, 2015

Grass advice: Closing up grass for spring 2016 has begun on some farms

Grass advice: Closing up grass for spring 2016 has begun on some farms

Early October is upon us and closing up grass for spring 2016 has begun on some farms. The ‘start of...

October 6, 2015

What does pasture really cost you as a farmer?

What does pasture really cost you as a farmer?

It has been suggested recently that as a feed, pasture is more expensive than supplements, but DairyNZ developer Sean McCarthy disagrees...

September 30, 2015

Deadline for fertiliser applications fast approaching

Deadline for fertiliser applications fast approaching

The prohibited period when chemical fertiliser spreading is not allowed on Irish farms will start in the coming days. From September...

September 10, 2015

Why the best additive for silage might be…diesel!

Why the best additive for silage might be…diesel!

Silage pits are not being rolled enough according to Animal Nutritionist, Charlie Purcell of KK Agri in Goresbridge in Kilkenny....

September 4, 2015

Grass advice: Building grass for the autumn well under way

Grass advice: Building grass for the autumn well under way

Building grass for autumn is now well underway; however ground conditions are deteriorating after prolonged heavy rainfall in many areas....

September 1, 2015

Grass advice: Decisions with the final round of fertiliser

Grass advice: Decisions with the final round of fertiliser

Deciding which fertiliser to use at this time of the year will depend on soil fertility and previous fertiliser used...

August 31, 2015

Thinking of reseeding? – Here’s how to choose grass varieties

Thinking of reseeding? – Here’s how to choose grass varieties

Farmers should be aware if the grass varieties in mixtures they are purchasing are on the Department of Agriculture recommended...

August 18, 2015

Grass advice: Building begins for autumn

Grass advice: Building begins for autumn

Grassland management in August has a huge impact on financial performance during the autumn period. It is vital to carry...

August 7, 2015

See the grass growth figures of a top dairy farm

See the grass growth figures of a top dairy farm

David Murphy from Co. Armagh looks set to take the Yara Grass Prix title this year. The dairy farmer has...

August 6, 2015

Agrinet organises user friendly meetings – Here’s where

Agrinet organises user friendly meetings – Here’s where

Agrinet is organising a number of user meetings in conjunction with experienced Teagasc grassland advisors. The next and third meeting...

July 29, 2015

AberGreen grass wins prestigious variety cup

AberGreen grass wins prestigious variety cup

The perennial ryegrass AberGreen has become only the second forage grass variety to receive the prestigious Variety Cup from the National...

July 25, 2015

‘Just because you don’t live in Cork doesn’t mean you can’t grow lots of grass’

‘Just because you don’t live in Cork doesn’t mean you can’t grow lots of grass’

Farmers need to get over the stigma of location when it comes to growing grass, Teagasc’s Michael O’Donovan told farmers...

July 4, 2015

How to maintain grass quality when growth barely meets demand

How to maintain grass quality when growth barely meets demand

It has been extremely difficult to maintain grass quality in June, but staying on an 18-19-day rotation definitely helped us...

July 1, 2015

Is topping the answer to your thistle problems?

Is topping the answer to your thistle problems?

Many farmers regard the thistle as the bane of there lives when it comes to managing their grassland. Creeping Thistle...

June 30, 2015

Set stocking is not fit for purpose – grassland specialist advises

Set stocking is not fit for purpose – grassland specialist advises

Irish livestock farmers could improve the output they achieve from grazed grass, if they moved away from set stocking, according...

June 29, 2015

Dairy farmer takes early lead in 2015 Yara Grass Prix

Dairy farmer takes early lead in 2015 Yara Grass Prix

David Murphy from Co. Armagh has taken the lead in this years Yara Grass Prix, the competition which sees farmers...

June 24, 2015

How to get a handle on the scourge of docks

How to get a handle on the scourge of docks

Best control of docks will be achieved in good growing conditions when docks are actively growing and nutrients are actively being...

June 24, 2015