Silage

Maintaining silage quality during the winter period

Maintaining silage quality during the winter period

November 27, 2021

Forage utilisation key to improving farm sustainability

Forage utilisation key to improving farm sustainability

November 9, 2021

Fodder planning: Have you enough silage for this winter?

Fodder planning: Have you enough silage for this winter?

August 26, 2021

Wilting silage – is it worthwhile?

Wilting silage – is it worthwhile?

May 31, 2021

Environmental considerations for silage storage

Environmental considerations for silage storage

May 17, 2021

Introducing a multi-cut silage system – CAFRE

Introducing a multi-cut silage system – CAFRE

May 10, 2021

Multiple cutting will deliver superior quality silage

Multiple cutting will deliver superior quality silage

May 6, 2021

Dry and cold weather hampers early first-cut silage

Dry and cold weather hampers early first-cut silage

Grass growth has been severely hampered by the lack of rain and cold nights for many farms across the UK...

April 26, 2021

Maximising the quality of first-cut silage

Maximising the quality of first-cut silage

April 1, 2021

Silage trials show quicker is better when it comes to wilting

Silage trials show quicker is better when it comes to wilting

Cutting grass earlier in the day could help speed up wilting – even in overcast conditions – according to in-house...

March 11, 2021

‘Using dry NIRS is more accurate than conventional fresh sample testing’ for silage

‘Using dry NIRS is more accurate than conventional fresh sample testing’ for silage

Testing silage ahead of spring calving is crucial for cow health and performance. Knowing the dry matter, metabolisable energy and...

February 17, 2021

Multi-cut silage could help dairy farms weather the effects of drought

Multi-cut silage could help dairy farms weather the effects of drought

Making multi-cut grass silage could put dairy farms in a stronger position to withstand the effects of drought on reducing...

February 16, 2021

Forage acid loading predicted to be high in TMRs this winter

Forage acid loading predicted to be high in TMRs this winter

Early forage analyses suggest the acid loading effect of many grass and maize silages will be high within total mixed...

November 16, 2020

‘Over the years, silage DM content has increased; but nutritional quality hasn’t’

‘Over the years, silage DM content has increased; but nutritional quality hasn’t’

Little improvements have been made in the nutritional quality of Northern Ireland silage over the last decade, according to a...

May 29, 2020

Sheep advice: Think about quality over quantity when it comes to making silage

Sheep advice: Think about quality over quantity when it comes to making silage

Over the next few weeks, the task of gathering and storing next winter’s silage will begin. Sometimes on sheep farms,...

May 15, 2020

Silage 2020: This year’s top safety tips for farmers and contractors

Silage 2020: This year’s top safety tips for farmers and contractors

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) is reminding farmers and contractors to take extra care during the...

May 14, 2020

What fertiliser do I need to spread to grow a crop of first-cut silage?

What fertiliser do I need to spread to grow a crop of first-cut silage?

By Mark Plunkett, Teagasc soil and plant nutrition specialist Grass silage has a large nutrient demand and adequate nitrogen (N),...

March 30, 2020

Are your ewes wasting silage? Check out how this farmer overcame this problem

Are your ewes wasting silage? Check out how this farmer overcame this problem

Last October, AgriLand paid a visit to Kenny O’Donnell – who is a pedigree Lleyn breeder – in Belmullet, Co. Mayo. He...

February 23, 2020