Slurry

Government has ‘no plans to extend the slurry spreading deadline’

Government has ‘no plans to extend the slurry spreading deadline’

The Government has no plans to extend the slurry deadline past October 15 of this year. This is according to...

October 5, 2016

Farmers have one week to spread fertiliser before closed period kicks-in

Farmers have one week to spread fertiliser before closed period kicks-in

Farmers have one week left to spread chemical fertilisers on their lands before the prohibition application period kicks in. Under...

September 8, 2016

Video: Two dogs have lucky escape after they’re overcome by slurry fumes

Video: Two dogs have lucky escape after they’re overcome by slurry fumes

Two dogs on a farm in Northern Ireland had a lucky escape recently, after they were overcome by fumes from...

September 5, 2016

Farmer has lucky escape after tractor becomes submerged in slurry pit

Farmer has lucky escape after tractor becomes submerged in slurry pit

A farmer had a lucky escape recently after the hydraulics failed in his tractor while he was agitating slurry and...

May 20, 2016

10 tunes to rock your cab this slurry season

10 tunes to rock your cab this slurry season

Milder, drier weather is on the way and with it brings slurry and fertiliser spreading. So, in order to help...

March 10, 2016

Rainfall levels 250% the norm in parts as farmers battle waterlogged ground

Rainfall levels 250% the norm in parts as farmers battle waterlogged ground

Between waterlogged ground and exceptionally strong winter growth, the weather this winter has been nothing short of a disaster for...

February 11, 2016

The day slurry goes from being a nuisance to a huge resource

The day slurry goes from being a nuisance to a huge resource

From February 1 (on farms in Northern Ireland) or January 16 on farms in the Republic of Ireland, slurry goes...

January 21, 2016

How many of these slurry guidelines do you follow on the farm?

How many of these slurry guidelines do you follow on the farm?

Drowning and gas poisoning are the two major health and safety problems when it comes to slurry. Drowning is the...

December 27, 2015

How to plan safe slurry agitating and spreading

How to plan safe slurry agitating and spreading

The prohibited period when slurry spreading is not allowed on Irish farms will lift in a couple of weeks. Drowning and...

December 24, 2015

Separation of slurry helps enhance nitrogen losses, new research finds

Separation of slurry helps enhance nitrogen losses, new research finds

The physical separation of pig and cattle slurry into its liquid and solid components will increase the rate of nitrogen...

June 13, 2015

How to grow low potash silage for dry cows

How to grow low potash silage for dry cows

Silage for dry cows is different to that for milking cows, Michael Garvey of the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise...

June 4, 2015

‘Farmyards should be a no-go for children’

‘Farmyards should be a no-go for children’

Last year, there were 30 deaths due to farm accidents in Ireland. Out of that 30 fatalities, four of them were...

May 27, 2015

‘If I got a full mouthful I was gone’ – a lucky escape from slurry gas

‘If I got a full mouthful I was gone’ – a lucky escape from slurry gas

A Galway farmer wants to remind farmers that it is only a matter of seconds between life and death after...

April 20, 2015

‘My toe got caught in the slats and I fell head first into the slurry tank’

‘My toe got caught in the slats and I fell head first into the slurry tank’

Kevin McEnteggart fell into a slurry tank as a child and he explains in a Health and Safety Authority (HSA)...

April 17, 2015

Slurry cages to be allowed under new Farm Safety Scheme

Slurry cages to be allowed under new Farm Safety Scheme

Slurry cages will be eligible for grant aid under the next Farm Safety Scheme, according to Dr Robert Leonard a...

March 23, 2015

GPS guided slurry spreading with Joskin

GPS guided slurry spreading with Joskin

Joskin has fitted GPS ISO Section Control which will automatically allow farmers to control slurry spreading widths according to the GPS position...

November 1, 2014

Slurry spreading season comes to an end

Slurry spreading season comes to an end

The slurry spreading season comes to an end today October 15. The deadline much like last year holds little fear...

October 15, 2014

Direct sales approach makes Bauer slurry tankers more attractive

Direct sales approach makes Bauer slurry tankers more attractive

Bauer is re-launching its high-specification slurry tankers in Ireland and the UK by supplying contractors and large farm operators direct...

July 7, 2014