Dairy Cattle - Grass and Feeding

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Oversowing clover in Carrigmore
Ellen Durkin
We caught up with Footprint Farmer Martin Crowe to see how he’s cutting his nitrogen use this year.
29 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Dairy: rain has come but growth is slow
Most of the country has got heavy rain over the last week but grass growth rates continue to lag, write Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick.
29 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Can clover grow in Cavan?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the new clover trial in Ballyhaise and sees the progress made in getting clover established.
Rain is promised, but will it come?
With most farmers crying out for rain and plenty of rain in the forecast, the next week could be ideal for grass growth.
22 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Top performance from Quality Award winners
Top performance in all aspects of the farm business sealed the win for the McCarthy family, writes Aidan Brennan.
22 June 2022 Grass & feeding
How does grass grow?
Ireland is often referred to as the Emerald Isle, or it’s said to have 40 shades of green. Professor Tommy Boland gives us the science behind why that is.
15 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Managing grass as growth rates slip
With low rainfall rates over most of the country and grass growth rates slipping, Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the options for farmers facing a grass shortage.
15 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Farmers fearful as growth rates drop
Average grass growth rates dipped this week and with little or no rain in the forecast another dip is likely for next week.
15 June 2022 Grass & feeding
What to do with stemmy grass
Grass quality on farms has deteriorated rapidly over the last week. Aidan Brennan looks at the options.
11 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass growth rates take a dip
Average grass growth rates took a dip this week as harsher weather hits home write Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick
8 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Using clover to replace nitrogen
Aidan Brennan reports from the launch of the new Teagasc Clover 150 group on the O'Dea farm at Kilteely in Co Limerick.
1 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Growth rates dip as temperatures drop
Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick take a look at grassland management for the week ahead.
1 June 2022 Grass & feeding