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Beef
Grass+ Beef: growth rates on the up this week
Declan Marren
Grass growth rates are set to increase this week which will come as a welcome relief to most farmers as grass supply on farms had been depleting over the last three weeks.
26 June 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: cost of fuel draining my energy and bank balance
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.
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.
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
A flexible system for heavy ground
A traditionally bred dairy beef heifer system suits the farm and land type of John Brosnan in Co Kerry. Declan Marren reports.
1 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Huge variation in soil moisture levels
Some farmers are struggling to keep animals out on grass at present and these figures show the variations in soil conditions.
25 May 2022 News
If in doubt, take it out
Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick discuss how to manage grass during this period of exceptionally high grass growth rates
18 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: growth surge set to continue
After two weeks of really high grass growth rates, things looks set to continue over the coming week as ground has plenty of heat and moisture.
18 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Farmer Writes: searching for hope in a weather app
Wet weather has left grazing conditions difficult in north Antrim, writes Robert McConaghy.
18 May 2022 Northern Ireland
Managing grazing paddocks through heavy rain
With heavy and frequent showers forecast later this week, farmers should be taking steps to prevent sward damage.
17 May 2022 Management
Less than a month left to sow wild bird cover
Ground conditions in more marginal areas, which in many years are trickier to navigate, are ideal this year.
6 May 2022 Schemes
Potato market report: planting continues as area still expected to decrease
It is expected that escalating production costs will cause the area sown to potatoes to be lower this year.
27 April 2022 Crops