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8 tips to increase grass covers during August

8 tips to increase grass covers during August

August is a critical month for building grass covers as it is the last month when growth rates outstrip herd...

August 24, 2016

Video: Should more farmers over sow grass seed to maintain sward quality?

Video: Should more farmers over sow grass seed to maintain sward quality?

Reseeding by over sowing is an ideal method to maintain the quality of silage and grazing swards, according to Damian...

July 27, 2016

10 steps to take in order to reduce damage to silage bales

10 steps to take in order to reduce damage to silage bales

Silage bales are an expensive commodity therefore protecting them should be a priority for farmers, according to Caitriona Mullin, North...

July 22, 2016

‘Reseeding is one of the most cost-effective on-farm investments’

‘Reseeding is one of the most cost-effective on-farm investments’

Paddocks with a low proportion of perennial ryegrass are costing farmers up to €300/ha per year due to a loss of grass...

July 20, 2016

5 benefits to having the correct lime content in your soil

5 benefits to having the correct lime content in your soil

In recent years there has been a steady decline in soil pH on Irish farms and currently close to 60%...

July 16, 2016

‘Good quality silage is not all about dry matter content’

‘Good quality silage is not all about dry matter content’

This year has been a difficult year to manage grass and get good quality silage due to the unsettled weather conditions...

July 14, 2016

Fertiliser Price Update: Best quotes for CAN at €210/t

Fertiliser Price Update: Best quotes for CAN at €210/t

Fertiliser sales have slowed considerably over recent weeks, according to the IFA’s latest fertiliser price update. It says good grass...

July 11, 2016

Have you enough silage to get you through the winter?

Have you enough silage to get you through the winter?

Now is the time of year to measure how much forage you have and whether or not it is enough...

July 8, 2016

Dealing with docks: ‘If you can eliminate them more grass will grow in their place’

Dealing with docks: ‘If you can eliminate them more grass will grow in their place’

The amount of grass grown on farms would increase if farmers eliminated docks from their swards, according to TP Whelehan’s...

July 4, 2016

Purple silage wrap will help support Crumlin Children’s Hospital

Purple silage wrap will help support Crumlin Children’s Hospital

Irish farmers are being asked to buy purple silage wrap and net and help support Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin...

June 12, 2016

Here’s the official rules for transporting bales on the road

Here’s the official rules for transporting bales on the road

If a farmer or contractor is driving a tractor transporting bales on a trailer it is their responsibility to ensure...

May 31, 2016

Cutting silage? Here’s how to make the neighbours jealous with your quality silage

Cutting silage? Here’s how to make the neighbours jealous with your quality silage

The silage season has kicked into gear with farmers taking advantage of the good weather to make the coming winter’s...

May 25, 2016

Video: Great footage of silage 2016 from mowing to packing the pit

Video: Great footage of silage 2016 from mowing to packing the pit

Silage season began in earnest over the weekend, with farmers taking advantage of the fine weather to bring tractors, mowers...

May 16, 2016

‘Decisions taken over the next six weeks will have a major effect on silage quality’

‘Decisions taken over the next six weeks will have a major effect on silage quality’

Decisions taken now and over the next six weeks will have a major effect on silage quality next winter, according...

April 19, 2016

Fertiliser Price Update: Turf war develops in Munster and South Leinster

Fertiliser Price Update: Turf war develops in Munster and South Leinster

Fertiliser sales have been a little easier in recent weeks, according to the IFA’s latest update on fertiliser prices. It...

April 13, 2016

Solutions to leatherjacket and frit–fly in new grass reseeds

Solutions to leatherjacket and frit–fly in new grass reseeds

Withdrawal of agrochemicals used widely to control common pests of new grass reseeds should not hamper livestock farmers’ ability to...

March 26, 2016

Five steps to make the best quality silage in your parish

Five steps to make the best quality silage in your parish

Silage season may not be to the forefront of farmers minds, but steps taken over the next couple of weeks...

March 16, 2016

The day slurry goes from being a nuisance to a huge resource

The day slurry goes from being a nuisance to a huge resource

From February 1 (on farms in Northern Ireland) or January 16 on farms in the Republic of Ireland, slurry goes...

January 21, 2016