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Beef
Beef Management: scanning problem cows and grass growth issues
Declan Marren
Dealing with problem cows during breeding, dealing with grass growth and quality issues, and a clostridial vaccine booster reminder.
Time to reassess fertiliser spreader setup
Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney offer some advice worth considering to ensure your spreader continues to perform to its potential this summer.
25 May 2022 News
78% of farmers plan to reduce fertiliser usage
77% of dairy farmers plan to cut back usage with the majority of farmers (57%) cutting back usage by more than 20% on last year.
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.
11 May 2022 Crops
This week in photos: Newmarket-on-Fergus Agricultural Show 2022
Our top farming photos from the past week include picking up silage, proposed greenway concerns, planting potatoes, spreading dung and all the action from Newmarket-on-Fergus Agricultural Show 2022.
8 May 2022 News
Watch: JCB launches 173hp 50km/h flagship pocket rocket telehandler
Last week, we travelled to JCB headquarters in England to catch up with JCB’s new 173hp 50km/h flagship Loadall telescopic handler, the fastest and most powerful model the company has ever built.
4 May 2022 Farm machinery
Westmeath team’s yellow sludge machine
Spreading in excess of 8,000t of sludge annually, this year tillage farmer Paul Owens bought a used TerraGator 2104 self-propelled spreader over a trailed machine.
27 April 2022 Farm machinery
SlurryKat launches new 15m duo dribble bar
SlurryKat has just launched a new 15m ‘Premium Plus’ duo dribble bar, the largest one in the company’s vertical folding range to date.
6 April 2022 News
Watch: this week in photos - potatoes, ploughing, barley and fertiliser
Our top farming photos from the past week include Markies potatoes being set, ASN fertiliser being spread to a crop of Ariella and Planet spring malting barley being set in Co Cork.
3 April 2022 News
Watch: heifers weighed ahead of breeding on Tullamore Farm
Niamh Gunn chats with Shaun Diver to see what’s happening on Tullamore Farm this week.
1 April 2022 News
Women in contracting: Ann Hanrahan, Co Offaly
In 35 years’ contracting, Offaly woman Ann Hanrahan has done it all, from fixing tractors to driving foragers, to sending out the invoices.
30 March 2022 Farm machinery
Contractor fuel surcharges are necessary in 2022 - FCI
FCI is recommending that contractors include a fuel surcharge to their 2022 charges to cope with the huge fuel cost increases.
30 March 2022 News