Grass

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

Two new herbicides for grassland farmers

Two new herbicides for grassland farmers

Dow AgroSciences has launched two new grassland herbicides for farmers in Ireland to use this spring. Leystar is designed to...

March 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

Grass advice: How to balance intake, utilisation and soil damage

Grass advice: How to balance intake, utilisation and soil damage

It is incredible how much people’s moods improve when there are a few hours of sunshine and dry concrete. We’ve had...

March 10, 2017

North’s ‘beef from grass’ projects oversubscribed by nearly 170%

North’s ‘beef from grass’ projects oversubscribed by nearly 170%

Over 80 farmers in Northern Ireland have applied to take part in AgriSearch’s two new, on-farm research projects – an over-subscription...

January 16, 2017

Brome grass becoming a ‘major grassland weed problem’ on tillage farms

Brome grass becoming a ‘major grassland weed problem’ on tillage farms

Brome grass, in all its manifestations, is becoming a major grassland weed problem on tillage farms throughout the island of...

January 11, 2017

How do you assess your grass covers?

How do you assess your grass covers?

Marking a scale of heights against cover values on a well-used pair of wellingtons is the easiest way to measure...

November 18, 2016

10 things you didn’t know about fertiliser

10 things you didn’t know about fertiliser

Today, October 13, represents the first ever Global Fertiliser Day to celebrate the important role fertiliser has played and will...

October 13, 2016

Finding the perfect balance between grazing and condition score

Finding the perfect balance between grazing and condition score

As we enter into the second week of closing, the effect of grazing heavier covers becomes apparent; cows are working...

October 12, 2016

Plenty of planning to do for the remainder of the grazing season

Plenty of planning to do for the remainder of the grazing season

As autumn draws in, there is plenty of planning to do for the remainder of the grazing season and indeed...

September 21, 2016