Grass

Rain arrives in the nick of time for dry farms

Rain arrives in the nick of time for dry farms

The warm weather continues and the much needed rain has come on time. On dry farms, the challenge has been...

July 7, 2014

Key forage advice at Livestock Event

Key forage advice at Livestock Event

Forage advice will be one of the key areas at next week’s Livestock Event in the UK. The ‘forage field’...

June 28, 2014

Grazing grass to the right height

Grazing grass to the right height

Grazing and grass management will be a key part in the Teagasc Beef Open Day tomorrow. Teagasc advisor Ned Heffernan...

June 17, 2014

Key June grass advice for beef farmers

Key June grass advice for beef farmers

Maintaining good quality swards in June is key, according to the Management Notes on grassland management on beef farmers for June...

June 7, 2014

Nutrient efficiency key for after-grass

Nutrient efficiency key for after-grass

Many farmers are now looking to maximise the nutrients that are contained in slurry which, if applied correctly, can have...

May 28, 2014

Shorts at the ready…

Shorts at the ready…

What a week! There has been good growth rates, cows have been milking well and surpluses arising. This week we...

April 23, 2014

Lots of grass on Golden Vale dairy farm

Lots of grass on Golden Vale dairy farm

James O’Connor farms at Ballytigue near Bruree in Co. Limerick. He is a Teagasc client and an active member of...

April 9, 2014

Grass management advice: Magic day approaching

Grass management advice: Magic day approaching

As calving begins to wind down and the evenings begin to stretch, magic day is indeed approaching although for the...

March 27, 2014

‘Grass-based switch results in profit surge’

‘Grass-based switch results in profit surge’

UPDATE: More than 400 farmers attended an Open Day, on the farm of Billy Glasheen, a beef finisher just outside...

March 5, 2014

It’s time to get serious about grass

It’s time to get serious about grass

COMMENT: It’s hard to believe that March is now with us and the prospect of getting stock out to grass...

March 2, 2014

New grass varieties will constitute a ‘green’ flooding defence

New grass varieties will constitute a ‘green’ flooding defence

With large swathes of the country still under water, it is appropriate to highlight the research work that is currently...

February 20, 2014

Land drainage key for grass growth

Land drainage key for grass growth

Land drainage is seen as one of the most important components for achievement of Food Harvest 2020 goals. This is...

January 16, 2014

Grass quality and quantity key

Grass quality and quantity key

The relationship between quantity and quality of grass on Irish farms and farm profit cannot be under-estimated. This is according...

January 7, 2014

Key grassland conference to focus on dairy expansion

Key grassland conference to focus on dairy expansion

The annual Irish Grassland Association 2014 Dairy Conference will take place on Tuesday 7 January at the Newpark Hotel, Co Kilkenny....

December 20, 2013

New late diploid ryegrass launched by AFBI

New late diploid ryegrass launched by AFBI

The latest grass variety to come off the more than impressive ‘production line’ at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) in...

December 11, 2013

‘Management of grasslands key to combating weather volatility’

‘Management of grasslands key to combating weather volatility’

Are we living through a period of increased weather volatility and if so how will farmers adapt? This is the...

December 5, 2013

Think smart when it comes to feed

Think smart when it comes to feed

It is key farmers understand the requirements for their animal, understand their feed source and quantify that feed source during...

November 15, 2013

Grasstec: Increased appetite = increased grass utilisation = reduced soil damage

Grasstec: Increased appetite = increased grass utilisation = reduced soil damage

COMMENT: The continued heavy rainfall has led to a huge change in ground conditions as heavy pre-grazing covers are now...

November 3, 2013