Sheep - Grass and Management

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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.
13 July 2022 Footprint Farmers
Planting multispecies and red clover swards on Tullamore Farm
A multispecies sward and a red clover sward have been planted on Tullamore Farm. We will keep you up to date on progress with these sward.
13 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.
Potential to finish lambs 10 days quicker with clover swards
The ongoing research in Teagasc Athenry identified that a system with a stocking rate of 11 ewes/ha offered the best prospect, with lower levels of output balanced by reduced input costs.
1 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Testing silage ahead of harvesting on the Footprint Farms
Testing silage for nitrates and sugars ahead of harvesting can be useful, but factors like the weather and the availability of contractors will impact how these test results are used.
25 May 2022 Footprint Farmers
NI Sheep Programme: Reseeding plans in Co Antrim
Co Antrim sheep farmer Dermot McAleese is gearing up to reseed grazing and silage swards this summer.
11 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Bales from surplus grass will be harder to come by
With the level of fertiliser applied to grazing ground forecast to be down by 50% on average, it is unlikely that there will be surplus bales from grazing ground to boost supplies.
4 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Using wire to grow and utilise more grass
With input costs experiencing a sharp hike in price, farmers need to make use of all options at their disposal including improving grazing infrastructure.
27 April 2022 Infrastructure
Sheep, beef and tillage combining to good effect in Laois
Homegrown feed is used to produce high-quality beef and lamb, while organic manures are recycled to tillage lands to optimise output and reduce the need for importing nutrients.
13 April 2022 Climate and environment
Growing an extra 2.5tDM/ha of grass through overseeding at Gurteen college
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Ken Flynn, farm manager at Gurteen Agricultural College in Tipperary, to talk about the farm’s success at overseeding since 2018.
13 April 2022 Farm machinery
Nutrition during pregnancy – key to flock profitability
Dr Tim Keady, researcher based in Teagasc Athenry, outlines the latest research undertaken on late pregnancy nutrition and its influence on farm profitability.
2 March 2022 Grass & feeding
Feeding to safeguard milk yield
Getting feeding correct in late gestation and early lactation is vital to ensure ewes reach peak milk yield and potential performance is not compromised.
9 February 2022 Lambing