Dairy Cattle - Grass and Feeding

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Stephen Robb
In week four of our innovation series, Stephen Robb talks to Padraig Hennessy, CEO of Terra Nutritech, about the development of his business and the future plans for the company.
9 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Exceptional growth but many can't graze
Most farmers have been unable to capitalise on the high growth rates because land is too wet.
2 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Torrential rain saturates ground
After a week of torrential rain, Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick have some advice for farmers still persevering with grazing.
Heavy rain making grazing difficult
Heavy rainfall across the country has put a halt to grazing on many farms with heavier soils but it’s continuing in drier parts, albeit with more challenges, write Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick.
26 October 2022 Grass & feeding
Costs high, but efficiency can be improved
Concentrate costs are expensive and will take up a large proportion of the spend on livestock farms, but there are ways to reduce that spend and make it work more efficiently.
26 October 2022 News
How much to feed dairy cows this winter
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the things to keep in mind when deciding how much meal to feed fresh cows this winter.
26 October 2022 Feed
38% reduction in nitrogen on Laois farm
Aidan Brennan reports from the Barber farm in Laois, where lots of clover is helping to facilitate a reduction in chemical nitrogen.
26 October 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass Week: grazing management after the rain
Aidan Brennan has some grazing advice for farmers dealing with the aftermath of heavy rain this week.
22 October 2022 Grass & feeding
Reducing protein imports on winter milk farms
Aidan Brennan takes a look at one key step winter milk producers will need to take in order to reduce their carbon footprint
19 October 2022 Liquid Milk
Growing cereals and beans for dairy cows
Ian Bowness farms near Wigton, Cumbria, in the northwest of England. Peter McCann reports.
19 October 2022 Northern Ireland
Heavy rain signals the end of autumn
Winter season has come early as many herds in the west and north of the country had to be housed this week.
19 October 2022 Grass & feeding
Improving feed efficiency this winter
Significant feed cost increases this winter is likely to place the even more emphasis on feed efficiency, writes James Dunne, Teagasc winter milk specialist.
19 October 2022 Liquid Milk