Fodder

Fodder planning: Have you enough silage for this winter?

Fodder planning: Have you enough silage for this winter?

Silage cutting is in full swing again this week as the sunny spells and settled weather conditions have provided an...

August 26, 2021

‘Plan ahead to manage silage shortages’

‘Plan ahead to manage silage shortages’

Despite results suggesting this year’s silage is good quality, farmers are being encouraged to plan ahead to help manage any...

October 13, 2018

Department urged to help farmers build fodder resilience

Department urged to help farmers build fodder resilience

A second year of difficult weather conditions and fodder shortage could cost Northern Ireland’s agricultural sector dearly, Royal Ulster Agricultural...

May 20, 2018

Poll results: 1 in 5 still haven’t got their cows out

Poll results: 1 in 5 still haven’t got their cows out

A poll carried out by AgriLand shows that almost a fifth of dairy farmers who voted have still not been...

April 27, 2018

Northern fodder prices soar as weather pressure continues

Northern fodder prices soar as weather pressure continues

Silage, straw and hay prices have soared as northern buyer demand for fodder remains high following the wet winter. Silage...

April 25, 2018

Fodder woes could lead to higher resorption rates

Fodder woes could lead to higher resorption rates

The tough fodder conditions facing many Irish farmers are expected to lead to an increase in abortions in livestock this...

April 11, 2018

Supplementary feed costing Antrim farmer £10,000 a month

Supplementary feed costing Antrim farmer £10,000 a month

Supplementary feed is costing a Co. Antrim farmer £10,000 (€11,440) a month as he struggles to make it through the...

April 6, 2018

Fodder in the North: ‘Not a crisis – but it’s not far off one’

Fodder in the North: ‘Not a crisis – but it’s not far off one’

As their southern counterparts are declaring a crisis, farmers in Northern Ireland are still giving mixed reports on their fodder...

April 5, 2018

Poll results: Almost 40% of farmers fear fodder shortage this winter

Poll results: Almost 40% of farmers fear fodder shortage this winter

Poor weather across the island has left many farmers facing a very bleak winter, with significant numbers already concerned that...

October 30, 2017

Feed mills expecting strong demand for fodder extender rations this winter

Feed mills expecting strong demand for fodder extender rations this winter

The forecast of a significant silage shortfall in the west over the coming winter months has prompted feed compounders in...

October 20, 2016

Farmers to receive funding to help alleviate flooding problems

Farmers to receive funding to help alleviate flooding problems

Farmers are to receive funding from the Government to help alleviate the difficulties they are facing from flooding. Yesterday, Tuesday,...

January 6, 2016

Fodder warning still in place

Fodder warning still in place

The improvement in weather and ground conditions has been welcomed by Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, but he also warned...

March 11, 2014

Imported fodder payments of €2.4m issued, more on the way

Imported fodder payments of €2.4m issued, more on the way

UPDATE: More than 18,000 farmers benefited under the Imported Fodder Transport Scheme, under which, to date, payments worth some €2.4m...

February 20, 2014

Haulage of fodder to be exempt in new height limits

Haulage of fodder to be exempt in new height limits

UPDATE: The drafting of exemptions is under way for the haulage of agricultural fodder in Ireland’s height limits regulations brought...

February 18, 2014

Lessons to be learnt from fodder crisis

Lessons to be learnt from fodder crisis

Despite the excellent summer weather conditions, 23 per cent of farmers were still short of winter feed at that stage,...

December 6, 2013

Fodder, finance and cashflow

Fodder, finance and cashflow

The View from Teagasc: A fodder census of 1,240 farmers in September 2013 showed an overall average fodder surplus of eight per...

October 2, 2013

Fodder planning for this winter

Fodder planning for this winter

The View from Northern Ireland: Brian and Ian Thompson farm around 350 acres at Culmore Point just outside Derry where...

September 19, 2013