GrassCheck

GrassCheck: NI grass growth down 32% for year so far

GrassCheck: NI grass growth down 32% for year so far

Grass growth in Northern Ireland for the season so far is down almost a third compared to the 10-year average....

May 28, 2021

AgriLand reporter scoops international journalism award

AgriLand reporter scoops international journalism award

An AgriLand journalist has won a major international award, which recognises world-class reporting on the agri-technology sector. Rachel Martin picked up...

July 30, 2019

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

Grass growth to drop below average as cold and bright Bank Holiday weekend ahead

Grass growth to drop below average as cold and bright Bank Holiday weekend ahead

A cold air mass covering the UK this Bank Holiday weekend will bring a dip in temperatures with some sharp...

May 4, 2019

Dates and venues of first 3 GrassCheckGB farm events announced

Dates and venues of first 3 GrassCheckGB farm events announced

Beef and lamb producers taking part in the GrassCheckGB project will open up their farms in May to share knowledge...

April 25, 2019

GrassCheck farm walk: Maximising milk from grazed grass with high-yielding cows

GrassCheck farm walk: Maximising milk from grazed grass with high-yielding cows

Making the most of grazed grass with high-yielding cows will be a key topic of discussion at the upcoming GrassCheck...

April 16, 2019

50 British farmers selected for major grassland research project

50 British farmers selected for major grassland research project

A total of 50 British farmers have been selected to be part of GrassCheck – a major research project looking...

March 1, 2019

Farmers sought for pioneering grass management programme

Farmers sought for pioneering grass management programme

Beef and sheep farms are needed for a new GrassCheck project which will help farmers across Great Britain improve management of...

September 6, 2018

Looking to ‘future-proof’ your flock? These farm walks have the answers

Looking to ‘future-proof’ your flock? These farm walks have the answers

Ensuring optimum flock health and performance will be top of the agenda at AgriSearch’s upcoming farm walks. The events will...

September 1, 2018

Grazed grass is key to success on Tyrone beef farm

Grazed grass is key to success on Tyrone beef farm

Making the most from grazed grass will be the key discussion point at an upcoming farm walk, to be held...

August 19, 2018

Proactive grazing management reaps rewards on Limavady farm

Proactive grazing management reaps rewards on Limavady farm

The summer drought didn’t hold back Northern Irish dairy farmer Andrew Dale. Despite the challenging conditions, the farm’s heavy ground...

August 15, 2018

Using fake grass to boost utilisation of the real stuff in Co. Tyrone

Using fake grass to boost utilisation of the real stuff in Co. Tyrone

A Co. Tyrone dairyman has made use of a novel way to boost grass utilisation. The laneways of Henry Stewart’s...

August 8, 2018

GrassCheck walks to demonstrate how to make the most of autumn grass

GrassCheck walks to demonstrate how to make the most of autumn grass

Three GrassCheck dairy and beef farms across Northern Ireland will open their gates for a series of grass open days...

August 5, 2018

GrassCheck: Growth stalls as NI sees biggest extremes in 10 years

GrassCheck: Growth stalls as NI sees biggest extremes in 10 years

Grass growth in Northern Ireland has slumped as rainfall becomes an issue on many farms, the latest GrassCheck data shows....

June 12, 2018

GrassCheck: Contractors reel in bumper first cut as growth spurt continues

GrassCheck: Contractors reel in bumper first cut as growth spurt continues

Northern Ireland’s grass growth has been almost off the chart this week, as a combination of sunshine and light rain...

May 31, 2018

Open day planned at NI’s first RamCompare flock

Open day planned at NI’s first RamCompare flock

Northern farm research body AgriSearch is set to host a farm walk explaining the results of pioneering commercial progeny study,...

May 28, 2018

GrassCheck: Testing samples ‘essential’ for a good first cut

GrassCheck: Testing samples ‘essential’ for a good first cut

The recent growth spurt has put grass growth almost back on par with the April average, the latest GrassCheck figures...

May 9, 2018

GrassCheck: A second boom week on the cards

GrassCheck: A second boom week on the cards

Grass growth has rocketed this week across Northern Ireland dairy farms. The latest GrassCheck data recorded an average of 69.4kg...

May 5, 2018