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.

Tillage Management: ground conditions may entice bean planting
With land continuing to dry out, there may be opportunities to consider planting some spring beans early, but it may still be too early for spring cereals.
Tillage Management: frost could be used to knock excess catch crop vegetation
This is still very much the dormant period for tillage farming but there may be an occasional job still to be done in some crops or fields
Spring oilseed should be considered for 2022
Even if fertiliser price was not an issues this spring, there are sound financial reasons for considering spring oilseed rape at planting time
Adjusting nitrogen rates for 2022
The current high nitrogen prices has focused the minds of many growers and many are now asking how much they can reduce application rates by, writes Stephen Robb.
Valuing organic manures and improving efficiency
How do organic manures stack up on nutrient content and which product suits your farm?
How to prepare your farm nutrient records
Doing your own farm nutrient records is a big task but it is also a very worthwhile exercise, write Andy Doyle and Siobhán Walsh.
Newford Farm update: yearling heifers turned out to grass
The 40 heifers turned outdoors on Thursday 20 January weighed 411kg, having achieved an average daily gain of 0.72kg over the shorter winter housing period.
Thrive weekly roundup: January jobs and mid-winter weights
The dairy beef weekly roundup outlines some tasks that need to be completed in the coming weeks on dairy beef farms, as well as looking at the mid-winter weights from the Thrive demonstration farm.
Thrive: yearlings hitting weight targets this winter
The mid-winter weight is an important tool to ensure stock are performing over during the high cost housing period.
Fertiliser advice to start the season
The Footprint Farmers are preparing for the season ahead and considering options on fertiliser.
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Calf rearers advised to consider milk quality and feeding level for pre-weaning
Getting pre-weaning nutrition right must be a priority to get the best possible results from calf rearing.
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Win a Kverneland Disc Spreader and save thousands!!!
To kick off 2022 and to provide some relief to farmers struggling with fertiliser costs, Kverneland Group Ireland is hosting a competition to win a Kverneland Exacta CL 2,000l capacity Disc Spreader.
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Cow Start the next generation in fresh cow supplementation
Owen and Conor Galvin milk 450 cows with their father Gerry just outside the village of Finuge, Co Kerry.
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Protecting livelihoods and improving animal transport standards - Billy Kelleher
This week, the European Parliament will debate a new set of recommendations drawn up by a Committee of Inquiry into the protection of animals during transport, of which Billy Kelleher is a member.
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