Grazing

BGS and AHDB join forces to offer grazing mentoring

BGS and AHDB join forces to offer grazing mentoring

The British Grassland Society (BGS) and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) are offering farmers the opportunity to receive...

November 6, 2021

Virtual fencing is now an option on commercial livestock farmers

Virtual fencing is now an option on commercial livestock farmers

Virtual fencing systems can provide the same level of stock management and grazed grass utilisation as conventional paddocks and electric...

June 14, 2021

Grazing targets for replacement dairy heifers

Grazing targets for replacement dairy heifers

The rearing of heifers contributes a significant cost to dairy systems, yet can be the most commonly overlooked component. Grazing...

June 3, 2021

Is virtual fencing the future on beef farms?

Is virtual fencing the future on beef farms?

New grazing technologies will allow beef producers to develop off-farm income opportunities while, at the same time, improving the efficiency...

June 1, 2021

Grazing deficits now an issue on NI dairy farms

Grazing deficits now an issue on NI dairy farms

Grazing deficits are being reported on many dairy farms in Northern Ireland, as persistent cold temperatures and low rainfall challenge...

April 29, 2021

Dairy advice: It’s time to complete your spring rotation planner

Dairy advice: It’s time to complete your spring rotation planner

Now’s the time to set your farm up for the grazing season ahead with a spring rotation planner (SRP). The...

January 18, 2021

Ornamental garden plants can pose a significant poisoning risk for sheep

Ornamental garden plants can pose a significant poisoning risk for sheep

Ireland’s rising rural population has brought with it an enhanced risk of sheep being poisoned by ornamental plants. Agri-food and...

December 29, 2020

On the market: 33.85ac farmland ‘would suit a small livestock operation’

On the market: 33.85ac farmland ‘would suit a small livestock operation’

Located in Co. Armagh and currently on the market is farmland, on 33.85ac, with a range of outbuildings and a...

February 10, 2020

Call made for suckler subsidies to be scrapped

Call made for suckler subsidies to be scrapped

Official figures confirm that up to 80% of the income generated by suckler beef farmers in the UK is accounted...

March 30, 2019

NSA warns of link between upland re-wilding and wild fires

NSA warns of link between upland re-wilding and wild fires

With devastating scenes of wild fires raging over Saddleworth Moor across the news this week, the National Sheep Association (NSA)...

June 29, 2018

‘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

Quiz: Think you’re a grass measuring guru? Prove it here!!

Quiz: Think you’re a grass measuring guru? Prove it here!!

Grass measuring is a vital tool used on many Irish farms and at some stage or another some farmers have...

August 28, 2016

How to hit the 60% spring grazing target by mid-March

How to hit the 60% spring grazing target by mid-March

Grazing has been compromised over the last number of weeks on farms due to the weather and poor field conditions....

March 4, 2016