Forage

Shorter chopping with latest Pottinger Jumbo

Shorter chopping with latest Pottinger Jumbo

Chopping forage into shorter lengths is generally considered a good thing, certainly when it comes to promoting a quick fermentation...

March 4, 2022

Herbal leys can make a significant contribution to beef output

Herbal leys can make a significant contribution to beef output

Results from a five-year trial, carried out by scientists at Reading University, confirms that dry matter output from diversified swards...

December 21, 2020

New forage measures secured for livestock farmers

New forage measures secured for livestock farmers

Farmers affected by this summer’s dry weather will be able to avail of new fodder measures secured by the UK...

September 26, 2018

Dairying: ‘We have lost the plot in Northern Ireland’

Dairying: ‘We have lost the plot in Northern Ireland’

Northern Ireland dairy farmers are on average getting less than half the industry’s target for milk from forage, according to...

April 12, 2018

New ‘compact, professional-spec’ silage wagon hits the market

New ‘compact, professional-spec’ silage wagon hits the market

Austrian manufacturer Pottinger has extended its Torro Combiline series with the new 5510 Combiline self-loading silage wagon. This “professional-spec” model’s key selling...

April 20, 2017

Timothy – the forgotten grass species?

Timothy – the forgotten grass species?

Timothy should not be overlooked as a species of grass that can be included in seed mixes under Irish conditions,”...

March 18, 2017

Video: Respiro belt rake ‘lifts’ rather than ‘sweeps’ at FTMTA show

Video: Respiro belt rake ‘lifts’ rather than ‘sweeps’ at FTMTA show

One of the most eye-catching machines at this week’s FTMTA Farm Machinery Show at Punchestown, Co. Kildare is the Respiro...

February 9, 2017

Video: How to keep an insatiably hungry harvester moving

Video: How to keep an insatiably hungry harvester moving

Struggling to find an operator that can drive steadily alongside a self-propelled forage harvester? Why not simply abandon the whole...

January 20, 2017

Grazing winter oats – a US perspective

Grazing winter oats – a US perspective

Dairy farmers in the US state of Wisconsin are being encouraged to sow winter oats in early August and then...

December 4, 2016