Grassland Management

Members wanted for grassland management discussion groups

Members wanted for grassland management discussion groups

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) will be rolling out six discussion groups across the country to delve into...

December 1, 2021

Grass advice: Don’t delay in taking out surplus paddocks for bales

Grass advice: Don’t delay in taking out surplus paddocks for bales

Grass growth has taken off once again over the past week or so in parts of the country, with the...

May 9, 2020

Co. Down farmer honoured with grassland award

Co. Down farmer honoured with grassland award

A sheep farmer from Co. Down has been recognised for his grassland management techniques by the British Grassland Society (BGS)....

October 23, 2019

Should I house my cows to prevent poaching?

Should I house my cows to prevent poaching?

The persistent and heavy rainfall last week and over the weekend has lead to the majority of soils across the...

September 30, 2019

Is pre-mowing paddocks a pointless exercise?

Is pre-mowing paddocks a pointless exercise?

With grass entering the reproductive phase and pre-grazing yields higher than usual on farms, many farmers have taken to pre-mowing...

July 1, 2019

Pre-mowing vs. topping: Which is the better option?

Pre-mowing vs. topping: Which is the better option?

Trying to get the cows to graze out paddocks fully – during this time of year – can be difficult;...

June 8, 2019

Meeting: NZ consultant on making more from pasture

Meeting: NZ consultant on making more from pasture

Farmers are invited to attend a free “Making More from Pasture” meeting being held in Orkney on Thursday, October 4....

September 30, 2018

Proactive management is key focus for Downpatrick farm walk

Proactive management is key focus for Downpatrick farm walk

Proactive management in dealing with grass shortages will be the key discussion point at an upcoming farm walk, to be...

August 25, 2018

When is the best time to cut your silage?

When is the best time to cut your silage?

The Department of Agriculture, Enterprise and Rural Affairs (DAERA), in Northern Ireland, has issued best-practice guidelines for dairy farmers during the month of...

May 4, 2017

Grass advice: Closing up grass for spring 2016 has begun on some farms

Grass advice: Closing up grass for spring 2016 has begun on some farms

Early October is upon us and closing up grass for spring 2016 has begun on some farms. The ‘start of...

October 6, 2015

Agrinet organises user friendly meetings – Here’s where

Agrinet organises user friendly meetings – Here’s where

Agrinet is organising a number of user meetings in conjunction with experienced Teagasc grassland advisors. The next and third meeting...

July 29, 2015

Is topping the answer to your thistle problems?

Is topping the answer to your thistle problems?

Many farmers regard the thistle as the bane of there lives when it comes to managing their grassland. Creeping Thistle...

June 30, 2015

Grass advice: Dealing with low growth and stem

Grass advice: Dealing with low growth and stem

Despite cold weather growth rates have improved slightly this week, depending on farm fertility and location. It is crucial that...

May 21, 2015

Tips: Drainage is expensive business (best get it right)

Tips: Drainage is expensive business (best get it right)

The mean cost of the drainage systems installed to date as part of the Teagasc Heavy Soils programme has come...

May 13, 2015

Cold and wet weather takes its toll on breeding and grass growth

Cold and wet weather takes its toll on breeding and grass growth

With soil temperature at 9 degrees and over 30mm of rain this week, it is far from an idyllic start...

May 7, 2015

Are there benefits to rolling fields? Apart from thinking it looks like Old Trafford?

Are there benefits to rolling fields? Apart from thinking it looks like Old Trafford?

Many farmers throughout the country have been out rolling land in recent weeks, however the practice is viewed by others...

May 6, 2015

Make the most of your AgriNet software by attending user night

Make the most of your AgriNet software by attending user night

AgriNet is hosting a grass meeting on Tuesday May 5 at 8pm in Corrin Mart Fermoy. Barry Lynch of AgriNet...

April 26, 2015

Mild weather helps grass growth rates (no surplus’ yet though)

Mild weather helps grass growth rates (no surplus’ yet though)

The mild weather has kept grass growth rates above demand, but there are no surplus’ on most farms as yet....

April 23, 2015