Dairy calves worst affected by recent mild weather
Rachel Donovan
Spring-born dairy calves are showing clinical symptoms of stomach worm and lungworm on the back of the recent mild weather.
9 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: game over for most beef farmers for 2022
Grazing has come to a halt on the majority of beef farms over the past two weeks, with only those on the driest of land and those who really need to remain at grass currently doing so.
9 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Exceptional growth but many can't graze
Most farmers have been unable to capitalise on the high growth rates because land is too wet.
Reviewing straw supplies in light of possible earlier housing
With farmers in many parts of the country struggling to build their normal grass reserve and ground conditions deteriorating there is a strong likelihood that sheep may be housed earlier.
Torrential rain saturates ground
After a week of torrential rain, Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick have some advice for farmers still persevering with grazing.
2 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Wet October, but 2022 is still a dry year so far
The Met Eireann weather report for October confirms just how wet it has been, but the year to date is still drier than average.
2 November 2022 News
Dairy Management: wet weather, silage stocks and SDCT
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the impact of the wet weather and earlier housing will have on silage stocks and looks at ways to compare value when buying feed.
2 November 2022 Management
Grazing is a crucial part of nature
In the first part of a three-week series, Peter McCann looks at the basic principles of regenerative agriculture.
Weather affecting grazing conditions
Severe rainfall on Thursday night and Friday will end the grazing season for many farmers, writes Aidan Brennan.
29 October 2022 Management
Grass+ Beef: heavy rainfall calls a halt to grazing for many
Heavy rainfall over the past week has forced farmers into housing stock earlier than intended as ground condition deteriorate despite good levels of grass growth still being recorded.
26 October 2022 Grass & feeding
Heavy rain making grazing difficult
Heavy rainfall across the country has put a halt to grazing on many farms with heavier soils but it’s continuing in drier parts, albeit with more challenges, write Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick.
26 October 2022 Grass & feeding
Dairy Management: wet weather grazing and the new CAP plan
Advice for farmers still grazing in the wet weather and a look at some of the issues with the new CAP plan.
26 October 2022 Management