Grass

Work begins to secure the inclusion of Northern Ireland in grass-fed PGI

Work begins to secure the inclusion of Northern Ireland in grass-fed PGI

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) is heading up a group of stakeholder bodies that have been charged with the...

February 15, 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

Tightening the calving pattern in the CAFRE dairy herd

Tightening the calving pattern in the CAFRE dairy herd

The dairy herd at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), fulfills two main roles – student training...

June 17, 2020

Farmers urged to consider clover swards to lower fertiliser costs

Farmers urged to consider clover swards to lower fertiliser costs

Farmers are being encouraged to consider how clover swards could save them money as the Covid-19 pandemic puts many farm businesses...

June 1, 2020

Dry weather hindering grass growth on livestock farms across the UK

Dry weather hindering grass growth on livestock farms across the UK

With parched fields now a common sight across the countryside, extremely dry weather over the past two months is starting...

May 31, 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

What fertiliser do I need to spread to grow a crop of first-cut silage?

What fertiliser do I need to spread to grow a crop of first-cut silage?

By Mark Plunkett, Teagasc soil and plant nutrition specialist Grass silage has a large nutrient demand and adequate nitrogen (N),...

March 30, 2020

Grass remains the priority feed for sheep

Grass remains the priority feed for sheep

Grass can account for 95% of breeding ewes’ total dietary needs, according to AgriSearch’s Dr. Elizabeth Earle. “High-quality grass contains...

July 7, 2019

10 new varieties added to 2019 Recommended Grass and Clover Lists

10 new varieties added to 2019 Recommended Grass and Clover Lists

Eight new varieties of ryegrass and one red and one white clover have been added to the 2019-2020 Recommended Grass...

May 24, 2019

How to make best use of grass when zero-grazing

How to make best use of grass when zero-grazing

Significant numbers of dairy farmers are turning to zero-grazing to make use of fragmented or far away land, lower the...

April 10, 2019

Limousin breed priorities are changing

Limousin breed priorities are changing

Beef farmers wishing to use Limousin genetics in the future will have access to a wider range of production traits,...

March 28, 2019

Post-drought grass patience could pay longer term dividends

Post-drought grass patience could pay longer term dividends

Farmers have been encouraged to keep their stock off pastures until grass is as close as possible to the optimum...

July 31, 2018

Poll: Have you got your cows out yet?

Poll: Have you got your cows out yet?

Several of you have been sending us your pictures and videos of your cows’ first days out across the country....

April 23, 2018

Back on track: NI grass growth rates expected to soar

Back on track: NI grass growth rates expected to soar

Researchers expect grass growth to boom over the next seven days, bringing growth back on track with the 10-year average....

April 18, 2018

Latest grass growth predictions well below 10-year average

Latest grass growth predictions well below 10-year average

GrassCheck researchers are advising farmers to review their forage budgets as the latest predictions for growth sit at just a...

April 4, 2018

‘Italian Ryegrass – more positives than negatives’

‘Italian Ryegrass – more positives than negatives’

Italian Ryegrass (IRG) will produce 25% more herbage than Perennial Ryegrass (PRG), Barenbrug UK Ltd’s James Ingles has said. Ingles...

June 22, 2017

‘Levels of grass utilisation are disappointingly low on beef and sheep farms’

‘Levels of grass utilisation are disappointingly low on beef and sheep farms’

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) saw large crowds for its ‘More from Grass’ event yesterday, June 20, in Loughgall,...

June 21, 2017

More From Grass event is a ‘must-attend opportunity’

More From Grass event is a ‘must-attend opportunity’

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) at Loughgall, Co. Armagh will host a ‘More from Grass’ event on Tuesday, June...

May 24, 2017