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Time to get started with autumn reseeding plans
For farmers planning to reseed grass this autumn, time is running out, so make a start over the coming days.
Install spur roads when it’s dry to graze when it’s wet
Installing a spur roadway in August will be a welcome relief in February.
Top tips for reseeding to grassland swards
Reseeding around 10% of your farm annually can have major benefits in sward quality and the amount of grass you grow annually.
Top tips for understanding CellCheck reports
Michelle McGrath, assistant programme manager for CellCheck in Animal Health Ireland, outlines the steps involved in interpreting CellCheck reports.


To bale or chop - nutrient value has more than doubled
Decisions around straw need to take account of the high replacement cost of the nutrients that are exported when straw is removed.
Combining costs to hit €80/acre as harvest nears - FCI
The breakeven rate for operating a combine for 2022 will be €70/acre plus VAT or €80/acre including VAT, before straw chopping, according to the Association of Farm & Forestry Contrators (FCI).
Install spur roads when it’s dry to graze when it’s wet
Installing a spur roadway in August will be a welcome relief in February.
Nitrates rules 'putting a lot of stress on farmers'
New nitrates rules for tillage farmers have yet to be confirmed and are proving difficult to implement.




Thrive open day: farmers see a future in dairy-beef
Farmers attending the Irish Farmers Journal Thrive demonstration farm open day give their views on the challenges and opportunities with dairy-beef. Noel Bardon and Rachel Donovan report.
Thrive: all roads lead to Cashel for demo farm open day
The Thrive demo farm open day will showcase all aspects of dairy beef production and outline the financial performance of the farm over the last three years.
From the Tramlines: rain halts harvesting in broken weather
This year’s harvest is at very different stages in counties Carlow, Meath and Derry, writes Andy Doyle.
Reseeding lessons from the Thrive dairy-beef programme
Many of the Thrive programme farmers have looked to white clover in recent years to reduce chemical nitrogen usage. Declan Marren writes.
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August reseeding can produce up to 1t more grass the following spring
On-farm trials carried out by DLF over the last two years show that swards sown in August will produce up to 1t more grass the following spring than those sown in September.
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Terra Range: 25% less nitrogen used in Galway grazing trial
The Terra Range presents a wonderful opportunity to meet climate change targets by lowering N application, while maintaining high output of both grass and grain.
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Plant breeding – the ‘master key’ for the future of crop production
The importance of plant breeding and seed selection is of paramount significance in how modern day agriculture operates.
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Exciting new online MSc in animal science commences at UCD in September 2022
Leading international experts at the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science announce details of an exciting new innovative MSc in animal science programme commencing in September 2022.