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Five tips to prepare for ensiling first-cut silage
Before harvesting first-cut silage, outlined are five steps to prepare for ensiling it.
Steps to avoid a silage shortage
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the steps farmers can take to ensure they have enough grass and silage this summer and next winter.
10-point plan for early season dosing
Darren Carty speaks with Ciaran Lynch, Teagasc sheep specialist, as part of the industry supported initiative to combat anthelmintic resistance in sheep.
10-point plan for early season dosing
Darren Carty speaks with Ciaran Lynch, Teagasc sheep specialist, as part of the industry supported initiative to combat anthelmintic resistance in sheep.


Testing plants can make you money
Taking a plant sample can help to identify nutrient deficiencies early and therefore reduce yield losses from that deficiency.
Tops tips for fertiliser spreader maintenance and setup
Peter Thomas Keaveney offers readers some tips for setting up and maintaining the fertiliser spreader for accurate application this spring.
Recapping on new nitrates watercourse and roadway rules
The new farm roadway rules which came into effect on 1 January concern all farmers while the watercourse fencing and water trough location rules apply to farmers exceeding a stocking rate of 170kg/ha.
Farm safety training through live theatre saw 'phenomenal' response
Assistant professor in Behavioural Science in Agriculture at UCD, Sinéad Flannery, said that farmers felt they were in a safe space to talk about their own emotional and real-life situations.




Thrive weekly roundup: dealing with high costs and feeding calves at grass
Can farmers afford to feed meal to calves at grass over the first grazing season and some programme farmers outline how they are overcoming higher input costs - all in the Thrive weekly roundup.
Thrive: meal feeding to calves at grass – feed on or cut it out?
It has been a topic of much debate between the Thrive farmers over the last few years – to feed meal for the first grazing season or not? Now with higher meal prices, has the opinion changed?
From the Tramlines: wet and windy May spurs hope for good harvest
This week, Stephen Robb talks to farmers from Meath, Carlow and Derry, where crops are developing well with the help of moisture and milder temperatures.
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.
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Best advice on weed control in grazing pastures
For a growing number of Irish farmers, Forefront T is the product of choice to control weeds such as docks, thistles, nettles and dandelions in grazing pastures.
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Experience boarding life at Glenstal Abbey School - Taster Weekend for fifth class
Boys starting secondary school in September 2023 are invited to stay in the school's Norman castle on the 4-5 June, to learn about boarding life at Glenstal Abbey School in Murroe, Co Limerick.
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Improving profitability through excellent reproductive performance
Compact calving and six-week calving rate is crucial for profitability on your farm.
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Farm safely: stay safe by staying clear of overhead electricity wires
ESB Networks public safety manager Michael Murray has some vital advice for farmers and contractors ahead of the busy silage season.