Dairy Cattle - Grass and Feeding

Install spur roads when it’s dry to graze when it’s wet
Martin Merrick
Installing a spur roadway in August will be a welcome relief in February.
3 August 2022 Reseeding
Top tips for reseeding to grassland swards
Reseeding around 10% of your farm annually can have major benefits in sward quality and the amount of grass you grow annually.
3 August 2022 Reseeding
Red clover and multispecies: Miracle seeds or just a fad?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the positives and negatives of both multispecies swards and red clover silage.
Huge interest in multispecies and red clover
There is huge interest among farmers in red clover silage swards and multicpecies silage swards, writes Aidan Brennan.
3 August 2022 Reseeding
Rain was welcome but many farms still suffering
Farmers in the midlands, east and south were glad to see the rain but most farms aren't out of the woods just yet, write Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick.
3 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Growth rates variable as moisture deficits bite
Soil moisture deficits in the south east means grass growth rates have declined, write Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick.
27 July 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass growth rates begin to stagnate
Grass growth rates are set to fall this week as soil moisture deficits begin to bite again writes Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick.
20 July 2022 Grass & feeding
Top performance from farm with two parlours
Aidan Brennan reports from the Irish Grassland Association dairy summer tour to Tipperary where attendees visited the Cody farm at Clonmore, near the Laois border.
20 July 2022 Grass & feeding
Growth rates struggle to match demand
Grass growth this week has been very variable with a number of factors at play determining the level of growth.
13 July 2022 Grass & feeding
Lowering cow numbers for business sustainability
Dairy farmer and Grassland council member Bryan Hynes previews the Irish Grassland dairy summer tour next week.
13 July 2022 Grass & feeding
Fields of clover as nitrogen is dropped
We take a look at Teagasc’s Solohead research farm which provided the basis for the clover distribution assessments on the Footprint Farms.
6 July 2022 Footprint Farmers
Stocking rates for good profits and lifestyle
Aidan Brennan reports from the Positive Farmers Conference where a good discussion was had on the subject of the importance of choosing an appropriate stocking rate.
6 July 2022 Grass & feeding