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Farmer Writes: cost of fuel draining my energy and bank balance
James Strain
Quite a lot of neighbouring dairy farmers are buffer feeding cows as well, so I’m not alone when it comes to being under pressure for grass.
25 June 2022 Management
Five tips to reseeding grass swards
For farmers planning on reseeding grass, outlined are five tips to consider.
25 June 2022 Management
Grassland management: what will be the impact of change in weather?
With widespread and sometimes heavy rain falling across most of the country, what impact might it have on grass growth rates asks Aidan Brennan.
Breeding and grassland at heart of Roscommon organic conversion
The Hurley family farm entered organic conversion in 2015 and have since reduced their suckler herd from 58 to 25 cows which are run alongside a flock of 100 ewes.
Beef Managment: grass growth and worming advice
A look at grass growth issues across the country, the need for decent second cut silage crops and advice for worming cattle at grass.
22 June 2022 Management
Dairy Management: how quickly will rain help grass growth?
A look ahead to the prospect for an increase in grass growth rates if farms get enough rain.
22 June 2022 Management
Rain is promised, but will it come?
With most farmers crying out for rain and plenty of rain in the forecast, the next week could be ideal for grass growth.
22 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Silage Series: time to assess fodder reserves and plan for second cut
After excellent first-cut silage crops, it is a case of keeping the shoulder to the wheel to ensure fodder reserves are met for the coming winter. Declan Marren reports.
22 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: slow growth and tricky conditions
A huge divide across the country sees half of it being too wet while the other is too dry, which is making grazing and grass growth quite difficult.
22 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Watch: grazing update from Thrive dairy beef demo farm
The Thrive demonstration farm outside Cashel, Co Tipperary, is starting to come under pressure for grazing as a lack of rainfall hits grass growth.
22 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Dairy management: soil moisture deficits creep up
With no rain over Munster or Leinster in the last week and with very little rain forecast, farmers will be rightly worried about grass growth writes Aidan Brennan.
20 June 2022 Management
Thrive weekly roundup: reduced grass growth and demo farm open day
This week's dairy calf to beef programme roundup looks at a pinch in grass supply on the demonstration farm and outlines the national open day to be held on 9 August.
18 June 2022 Management