Silage

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

Dale Farm highlights link between silage quality and feed efficiency

Dale Farm highlights link between silage quality and feed efficiency

Dairy cooperative Dale Farm recently hosted three on-farm workshops and two evening meetings on the subject of improving silage quality...

February 2, 2019

Bigger wheels and more of them…to tread more lightly

Bigger wheels and more of them…to tread more lightly

Giving consideration to the care and maintenance of soil structure has long been the preserve of the tillage sector. Increasingly...

October 24, 2018

Baling and wrapping: So good they chopped it twice…

Baling and wrapping: So good they chopped it twice…

Czech outlet Agroportal24h reports that a Dutch contractor – Ronald Bos BV – is using an additional (front-mounted) chopping system when making silage...

October 10, 2018

Silage spills across speedy Scottish motorway

Silage spills across speedy Scottish motorway

An unfortunate tractor driver in Scotland recently had a mishap resulting in a full silage trailer overturning to tip its...

July 10, 2018

Silage 2018: Your 3-point plan to head off potential shortages

Silage 2018: Your 3-point plan to head off potential shortages

Livestock farmers concerned about shortfalls of silage for winter feeding, should keep regular tabs on stocks and be prepared to...

July 2, 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

‘Contractors are nearly begging people to go work for them’

‘Contractors are nearly begging people to go work for them’

Conditions may be ideal for grass cutting across the country, yet contractors are seriously struggling to find tractor drivers to...

May 30, 2018

Filming underway for DVD inspired by women in agriculture

Filming underway for DVD inspired by women in agriculture

This week filming got underway for a DVD that will be inspired by women in agriculture, with the first images...

May 25, 2018

Video: Harvesting of up to 1,000 bales of silage takes place in Shannon Airport

Video: Harvesting of up to 1,000 bales of silage takes place in Shannon Airport

The harvesting of up to 1,000 bales of silage began at Shannon Airport this morning, with work beginning around 10:00am....

April 20, 2018

Pics: Silage operation gets underway at Shannon Airport

Pics: Silage operation gets underway at Shannon Airport

Silage operations have gotten underway at Shannon Airport’s 400ac site this morning in an effort to alleviate the ongoing shortage of...

April 20, 2018

What can you do with unlifted swards?

What can you do with unlifted swards?

With many acres of last year’s grass still lying rotting across Ulster, and wet weather conditions continuing, the College of...

February 28, 2018

How one north-west family made decent silage during the ‘worst summer in a generation’

How one north-west family made decent silage during the ‘worst summer in a generation’

The headlines from the north-west last summer were far from good for grassland farmers – yet good silage was still...

February 23, 2018

Northern silage yield drops to lowest in 12 years

Northern silage yield drops to lowest in 12 years

Following the summer no farmer will forget – for all the wrong reasons – silage yields in Northern Ireland hit...

February 22, 2018

Poll results: Almost 40% of farmers fear fodder shortage this winter

Poll results: Almost 40% of farmers fear fodder shortage this winter

Poor weather across the island has left many farmers facing a very bleak winter, with significant numbers already concerned that...

October 30, 2017

Video: ‘Elevating’ the 2017 silage season to a whole new level

Video: ‘Elevating’ the 2017 silage season to a whole new level

In the face of adverse weather conditions, a farmer, an agricultural contractor and a local haulier teamed up to finish...

September 25, 2017

First look: Krone ‘lifts’ the lid on new-generation forage harvester

First look: Krone ‘lifts’ the lid on new-generation forage harvester

Krone, the family-owned machinery giant, will unveil its latest additions to its BiG X range at the upcoming Agritechnica machinery extravagnaza. Three...

September 6, 2017