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Grass advice: Don’t delay in taking out surplus paddocks for bales

Grass advice: Don’t delay in taking out surplus paddocks for bales

Grass growth has taken off once again over the past week or so in parts of the country, with the...

May 9, 2020

Controlling grassland weed on dairy farms – act now or pay next year

Controlling grassland weed on dairy farms – act now or pay next year

Docks are known to be one of the most troublesome grassland weeds, but did you know that leaving them in...

May 9, 2020

‘Agriculture is going full throttle; yet emissions remain the same’ – US scientist

‘Agriculture is going full throttle; yet emissions remain the same’ – US scientist

Agriculture is going “full throttle” across the globe, yet the sector’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions remain at pre-Covid-19 levels, it...

April 19, 2020

Weed control: When is the best time to spray for best results?

Weed control: When is the best time to spray for best results?

In recent weeks, slurry and fertiliser spreaders have been a common site in the fields, and on the roads in...

April 12, 2020

Have you checked your fertiliser spread pattern lately?

Have you checked your fertiliser spread pattern lately?

Fertiliser spread patterns should be checked on a regular basis. Farmers all over the country are spreading fertiliser on grassland...

April 12, 2020

Video: How to carry out grass measuring on your farm

Video: How to carry out grass measuring on your farm

Grazed grass is the cheapest feed available to Irish farmers and is key to achieving high levels of performance in...

March 18, 2020

Who were the winners in the UGS Grassland Farmer of the Year awards?

Who were the winners in the UGS Grassland Farmer of the Year awards?

An important feature of the Ulster Grassland Society’s (UGS) annual conference is the presentation of awards in the society’s Grassland...

January 28, 2020

UGS annual conference: ‘Getting back to business’

UGS annual conference: ‘Getting back to business’

The 61st Annual Conference of the Ulster Grassland Society (UGS) took place on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, when almost 200...

January 25, 2020

Just 5 weeks left to NVZ deadline in Scotland

Just 5 weeks left to NVZ deadline in Scotland

Farmers in Scotland risk financial penalties if they fail to submit their fertiliser and manure plans by March 1, land agent...

January 25, 2020

Finishing cattle off mixed-species grasslands alone in the UK

Finishing cattle off mixed-species grasslands alone in the UK

An organic farmer in the UK has been finishing cattle – at 28 months – off mixed-species grasslands alone, while...

November 18, 2019

Grass growth: Could be time to pull the plug

Grass growth: Could be time to pull the plug

While some farmers are continuing to graze, others have been forced to house animals due to the extremely heavy rain...

November 6, 2019

Ulster Grassland Society winter meeting announced

Ulster Grassland Society winter meeting announced

Ulster Grassland Society members will have the opportunity to see behind the scenes at one of Northern Ireland’s most impressive...

November 3, 2019

Should I house my cows to prevent poaching?

Should I house my cows to prevent poaching?

The persistent and heavy rainfall last week and over the weekend has lead to the majority of soils across the...

September 30, 2019

Soil compaction is a constant challenge on grassland farms

Soil compaction is a constant challenge on grassland farms

Even moderate levels of soil compaction can reduce grassland output levels by 20%, according to Alex Higgins, from the Agri-Food...

July 14, 2019

Soil compaction is a constant challenge on grassland farms

Soil compaction is a constant challenge on grassland farms

Even moderate levels of soil compaction can reduce grassland output levels by 20%, according to Alex Higgins, from the Agri-Food...

July 7, 2019

Grass and herb mixes hold particular promise for sheep farmers

Grass and herb mixes hold particular promise for sheep farmers

Ongoing research at University College Dublin (UCD) is pointing to the very real benefits of including a range of grasses,...

July 6, 2019

Is pre-mowing paddocks a pointless exercise?

Is pre-mowing paddocks a pointless exercise?

With grass entering the reproductive phase and pre-grazing yields higher than usual on farms, many farmers have taken to pre-mowing...

July 1, 2019

Better Grazing meetings to put multi-species swards in the spotlight

Better Grazing meetings to put multi-species swards in the spotlight

Livestock farmers are invited to attend one of the five free meetings organised by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) as part...

June 29, 2019