Silage Series: time to assess fodder reserves and plan for second cut
Declan Marren
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.
Completing a fodder ahead of second cut silage
With first-cut silage harvested, completing a fodder budget now will give a solid indication of how much ground is required for second-cut. Kieran Mailey reports.
8 June 2022 Vintage
In pictures: return of the working days
On Sunday 5 June, the Border Counties Vintage Grassmen group returned to the fields for its annual charity silage cutting event outside Ardee, Co Louth.
JCB TM420S hits the spot for Carlow man
Gary Abbott caught up with one Carlow farmer and contractor to find out how why JCB’s TM 420S is his loader of choice and how it has performed having clocked up over 1,000 hours.
8 June 2022 Farm machinery
Ten tips for harvesting first-cut silage
As silage season moves into full swing, Kieran Mailey outlines some tips to harvesting first-cut silage.
1 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Busy season for beekeepers and buyer beware
Marking queens is a tool simply to make them easier to find during the season and this important job was delayed slightly by a cool breeze. Writes Willie O’Byrne.
25 May 2022 Features
Five tips to prepare for ensiling first-cut silage
Before harvesting first-cut silage, outlined are five steps to prepare for ensiling it.
14 May 2022 Management
Opening to dairy farmers would hinder €55m silage scheme - Heydon
Minister Martin Heydon addressed the exclusion of dairy farmer from the fodder support scheme at a Fine Gael conference on agriculture.
7 May 2022 News
Claas to phase out forage wagon production
Claas has announced that it will discontinuing the production of forage wagons at the end of the 2022, as it feels the method is becoming progressively less important than the forage harvester.
4 May 2022 News
Manufacturing enough film to cover 18 million round bales in the southeast
Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney visited the Silawrap factory in Wexford to follow the step-by-step process involved in making 640,000 rolls of plastic annually.
4 May 2022 Farm machinery
Bales from surplus grass will be harder to come by
With the level of fertiliser applied to grazing ground forecast to be down by 50% on average, it is unlikely that there will be surplus bales from grazing ground to boost supplies.
Back grazing milk cows in Bangor
The Ulster Grassland Society held their spring meeting at Fairview Farm, owned by David and Stephen Jackson.