Tillage farming

The latest tillage news and developments from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all crops and growing news developments in the tillage farming sector.

Cycle swings back to planting yet again
Getting some planting done early removes some risk but doing all one's planting early adds substantially to other risks.
The planting cycle begins again
With the forecast indicating a weather window for planting from the end of this week, growers should weigh up the risks associated with virus, take-all and grass weeds
Grain Trends: volatility was high for the past week
Markets showed considerable volatility for the past week, but the trading band is now higher.
Grain Trends: all prices lost a little ground this week
While MATIF remained relatively flat for the past week, all prices lost a little ground at the start of this week.
Harvesting beans and running expensive fridges
It’s all been happening on the Tramlines farms in recent weeks. Crops are being harvested, planted, seedbeds prepared and potatoes stored.
IFA potato market report: drought will leave mark on crop yields
Nearby demand is picking up slightly as schools reopen, but crop yields here are expected to be affected by the successive droughts.
Check your soil health with the underpants test
The underpants soil test is a simple way of examining the health of your soil. It’s a good idea to try it on a few parts of the farm.
Carbon initiatives can help you even more than the environment
As we move into a new era of obligatory emission reductions, it is important to realise that increased carbon accumulation in the soil can be worth even more to crop profitability.
Newford update: weaning complete and all weanlings weighed
Bull weanlings achieved an average daily gain (ADG) from birth to weaning of 1.37kg, while heifers recorded an ADG of 1.32kg.
Thrive weekly roundup: first heifers slaughtered and Ploughing demo
The weekly dairy-beef programme roundup looks at the slaughter performance of the first 12 heifers killed from the demo farm this year, as well as an outline of the cattle demo from the Ploughing.
Lamb slaughter performance recovers on Tullamore Farm
The average kill-out of 30 lambs drafted on Thursday 22 September was 44.8% compared with just 42.2% for the last batch slaughtered on 1 September 2022.
Thrive: 280kg carcase at 19 months for first 12 demo farm heifers
The first draft of the year is almost a month later than 2021 as heifers were housed for finishing early due to grass shortages. However, the average carcase weight is up by over 15kg.
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Watch: moving towards a more responsible approach to parasite control
Pre-housing protection from post-housing welfare issues with Norbrook.
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Small businesses in Ireland will have a chance to promote themselves at the Ploughing
The National Ploughing Championships, which run from 20 to 22 September in Ratheniska, will feature the Local Enterprise Village, designed for small businesses to gain new customers and grow their enterprise.
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If you’re in attendance at the Ploughing Championships this week, visit the Certa stand at Row 13 Stand 222, where you can enter our excellent competitions to win either of the following prizes
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