grassland

Pottinger launches new belt-type rake for grassland range

Pottinger launches new belt-type rake for grassland range

Grassland specialist Pottinger has added yet another new product to its grassland range – the new MERGENTO VT 9220 belt-type...

April 20, 2022

Predicted weather patterns indicate further water pollution from agriculture

Predicted weather patterns indicate further water pollution from agriculture

A study of river water quality during one of the UK’s wettest ever winters shows a massive increase in agricultural...

February 4, 2022

Organic production on the rise across the European Union

Organic production on the rise across the European Union

The latest agriculture, forestry and fishery statistics from the European Union confirm that organic food output continues to increase across...

December 30, 2020

Controlling grassland weed on dairy farms – act now or pay next year

Controlling grassland weed on dairy farms – act now or pay next year

Docks are known to be one of the most troublesome grassland weeds, but did you know that leaving them in...

May 9, 2020

Beef support is at the top of UFU agenda

Beef support is at the top of UFU agenda

Securing a sustainable support package for Northern Ireland’s beef sector remains a priority for the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU), according...

March 19, 2020

Will contractor spraying become the ‘norm’ within grassland sector?

Will contractor spraying become the ‘norm’ within grassland sector?

The growing influence of the EU’s Sustainable Use Directive will force many grassland farmers to use contractors for most –...

March 19, 2017

‘Good soil management is key to securing optimal grassland yields’

‘Good soil management is key to securing optimal grassland yields’

Good soil management is the key to securing optimal grassland yields, according to Welsh agronomist Gareth Davies. Soil is made...

January 25, 2017

Low dairy prices negatively affects grassland equipment purchasing

Low dairy prices negatively affects grassland equipment purchasing

Low prices of dairy products globally has negatively affected dairy farmers’ capacity to invest in new grassland equipment with CEMA...

October 11, 2016

Dairy farmers – advice for 2016: ‘Keep it simple stupid’

Dairy farmers – advice for 2016: ‘Keep it simple stupid’

Irish dairy farmers must strive to improve grassland output and utilisation in 2016, according to Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) advisor...

January 26, 2016

Set stocking is not fit for purpose – grassland specialist advises

Set stocking is not fit for purpose – grassland specialist advises

Irish livestock farmers could improve the output they achieve from grazed grass, if they moved away from set stocking, according...

June 29, 2015

Not every sudden death should be attributed to tetany at this time of the year

Not every sudden death should be attributed to tetany at this time of the year

Grass tetany is only one of several diseases that can lead to sudden death on dairy and suckler farms during...

April 1, 2015

Grassland letting for up to €300/ac in Tipperary

Grassland letting for up to €300/ac in Tipperary

Grassland for letting in the Limerick/Tipperary area is making between €150 and €300/ac,” according to Tipperary town-based auctioneer Noel Corcoran....

March 23, 2015