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Silage wrap prices set to increase by €7/roll

Silage wrap prices set to increase by €7/roll

Silage wrap prices are set to increase by €7/roll over the coming weeks, according to Silawrap’s Maurice Keady. “The market...

June 5, 2015

Difficult conditions affect grass growth and silage making

Difficult conditions affect grass growth and silage making

Constant rain showers have led to great difficulty in getting first cut silage harvested, while grass growth in many areas...

June 3, 2015

Silage contracting fees in the range €110 to €140 per acre

Silage contracting fees in the range €110 to €140 per acre

Silage contracting rates will in the range €110/ac to €140/ac for 2015, according to Co. Meath contractor Peter Farrelly. “These...

May 30, 2015

Silage – what to do as grass quality deteriorates rapidly

Silage – what to do as grass quality deteriorates rapidly

Many dairy and livestock farmers have missed the boat in terms of maximising first cut grass silage quality this year,...

May 29, 2015

Mobile test for silage quality launched by AB Vista

Mobile test for silage quality launched by AB Vista

AB Vista has launched a new mobile device for testing silage quality which, it says, is not just new to the...

May 28, 2015

Video: Is your silage pit as big as this one in the US?

Video: Is your silage pit as big as this one in the US?

Does your silage pit rival the size of this maize silage pit in the US? East Dublin Dairy in Minnesota...

May 26, 2015

Silage quality key if producing more milk this autumn

Silage quality key if producing more milk this autumn

Spring milk producers wanting to maximise milk from grazed grass, must also maximise silage quality, as there is often an need...

May 22, 2015

Grass advice: Dealing with low growth and stem

Grass advice: Dealing with low growth and stem

Despite cold weather growth rates have improved slightly this week, depending on farm fertility and location. It is crucial that...

May 21, 2015

Cold and wet weather hits fertiliser sales

Cold and wet weather hits fertiliser sales

The recent cold and wet weather has slowed down grass growth and fertiliser sales, according to the IFA’s latest fertiliser...

May 17, 2015

Tips: Drainage is expensive business (best get it right)

Tips: Drainage is expensive business (best get it right)

The mean cost of the drainage systems installed to date as part of the Teagasc Heavy Soils programme has come...

May 13, 2015

Cold and wet weather takes its toll on breeding and grass growth

Cold and wet weather takes its toll on breeding and grass growth

With soil temperature at 9 degrees and over 30mm of rain this week, it is far from an idyllic start...

May 7, 2015

35mm of rain in Cork puts pressure on grass availability

35mm of rain in Cork puts pressure on grass availability

Grass availability is coming under pressure on many dairy farms in the East Cork area, according to Teagasc regional manager...

May 6, 2015

Are there benefits to rolling fields? Apart from thinking it looks like Old Trafford?

Are there benefits to rolling fields? Apart from thinking it looks like Old Trafford?

Many farmers throughout the country have been out rolling land in recent weeks, however the practice is viewed by others...

May 6, 2015

How to minimise the mould and mycotoxin risks in silage – Alltech

How to minimise the mould and mycotoxin risks in silage – Alltech

With the peak silage-making season upon us farmers are being urged to focus on process to minimise the threat of...

May 4, 2015

Mild weather helps grass growth rates (no surplus’ yet though)

Mild weather helps grass growth rates (no surplus’ yet though)

The mild weather has kept grass growth rates above demand, but there are no surplus’ on most farms as yet....

April 23, 2015

What’s the best fertiliser for your ground?

What’s the best fertiliser for your ground?

Soil temperature is now 9 degrees here in Tyrone and grass is beginning to jump; quite timely as we need...

April 10, 2015

Fertiliser rules for this year’s grass silage

Fertiliser rules for this year’s grass silage

Grass silage has a large nutrient demand and adequate N, P & K is essential for maximising grass yield and producing...

March 31, 2015

Upcoming seminar a must for those interested in grass measuring

Upcoming seminar a must for those interested in grass measuring

A seminar entitled “Understanding Grass Measuring” with Barry Lynch of AgriNet is to be held tomorrow (Monday) night. Taking place...

March 29, 2015