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Kuhn shows a passion for baling with new information resource

Kuhn shows a passion for baling with new information resource

Kuhn is not alone in recognising that the basics of farming can be easily overlooked when confronted by the growing...

June 18, 2021

Latest drill from LEMKEN offers mixed drilling depths

Latest drill from LEMKEN offers mixed drilling depths

Last year LEMKEN launched its Solitair 9+ pneumatic seed drill. This year, the company has launched a development of the...

June 17, 2021

Rat’s-tail fescue – another grass weed we don’t need

Rat’s-tail fescue – another grass weed we don’t need

Farmers in the UK are being asked to assist in a new study looking at the spread of rat’s-tail fescue,...

June 17, 2021

Grazing targets for replacement dairy heifers

Grazing targets for replacement dairy heifers

The rearing of heifers contributes a significant cost to dairy systems, yet can be the most commonly overlooked component. Grazing...

June 3, 2021

Is virtual fencing the future on beef farms?

Is virtual fencing the future on beef farms?

New grazing technologies will allow beef producers to develop off-farm income opportunities while, at the same time, improving the efficiency...

June 1, 2021

Wilting silage – is it worthwhile?

Wilting silage – is it worthwhile?

Wilting is one of the most important steps when making high quality silage – wilting increases the dry matter (DM)...

May 31, 2021

GrassCheck: NI grass growth down 32% for year so far

GrassCheck: NI grass growth down 32% for year so far

Grass growth in Northern Ireland for the season so far is down almost a third compared to the 10-year average....

May 28, 2021

The use of clover in beef production systems

The use of clover in beef production systems

Making best use of clover in beef production systems was one of the main themes addressed in a recent beef...

May 24, 2021

Kverneland butterfly sheds groupers in minutes

Kverneland butterfly sheds groupers in minutes

Kverneland is looking to lighten the load on tractors by introducing detachable groupers on its butterfly mowers. Although the company...

May 21, 2021

Introducing a multi-cut silage system – CAFRE

Introducing a multi-cut silage system – CAFRE

College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) dairy advisors have issued guidance to milk producers in Northern Ireland on...

May 10, 2021

Multiple cutting will deliver superior quality silage

Multiple cutting will deliver superior quality silage

According to silage consultant Dr. Dave Davies, grass should be cut when it has a dry matter digestibility (DMD) value...

May 6, 2021

Grazing deficits now an issue on NI dairy farms

Grazing deficits now an issue on NI dairy farms

Grazing deficits are being reported on many dairy farms in Northern Ireland, as persistent cold temperatures and low rainfall challenge...

April 29, 2021

How to save downtime when replacing belting on balers

How to save downtime when replacing belting on balers

By Chad Haugen, senior engineer at WCCO Belting Purchasing replacement parts for equipment today may seem far more complicated than ever....

April 29, 2021

New farm-led research to investigate leatherjacket control strategies

New farm-led research to investigate leatherjacket control strategies

A group of four Fermanagh farmers have teamed up with AgriSearch and Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) to investigate different...

April 14, 2021

Maximising the quality of first-cut silage

Maximising the quality of first-cut silage

Silage can never be as high a quality of forage as the grass from which it was initially made. and...

April 1, 2021

Silage trials show quicker is better when it comes to wilting

Silage trials show quicker is better when it comes to wilting

Cutting grass earlier in the day could help speed up wilting – even in overcast conditions – according to in-house...

March 11, 2021

NIRS is revolutionising grassland and forage management

NIRS is revolutionising grassland and forage management

Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is at the heart of numerous new technologies, all designed to help farmers and contractors secure accurate...

January 21, 2021

Dairy advice: It’s time to complete your spring rotation planner

Dairy advice: It’s time to complete your spring rotation planner

Now’s the time to set your farm up for the grazing season ahead with a spring rotation planner (SRP). The...

January 18, 2021