Northern Ireland
Farmers unhappy with White’s oats contract
Kieran Mailey
Arable farmers supplying White's Oats have expressed unhappiness at the mechanism in place for setting farmgate prices.
13 September 2022 News
Oats undervalued in animal feed
Oats are a great source of feed, but perception needs to change and a market built in order to increase the area grown for animals.
24 August 2022 From the Tramlines
From the Tramlines: focus turns to planting, but harvest still ongoing
Farmers are getting ready for planting, but there are still cereal and beans crop to be harvested.
Who will be the oat grower of the year?
Flahavan’s has launched a new competition to determine the oat grower of the year from its suppliers.
16 August 2022 News
My Farming Week: Geoffrey Brennan, Bawnmore, Clara, Co Kilkenny
Tillage and beef farmer Geoffrey Brennan grows wheat, barley, oats and fodder beat on his farm in Co Kilkenny.
3 August 2022 News
Spring barley gets off to a good start
Early indications from the spring barley harvest would suggest that crops are living up to or exceeding grower expectations
27 July 2022 News
Barley yields improve as harvest progresses northwards
Crop yields improved considerably as harvest moved inland and northwards but the high proportion of poor crops in the south will limit the national average yield.
20 July 2022 News
Variability in winter barley harvest continues as yield spread widens
With some recent yields now above 4.2t/ac, questions will be asked about the exact causes of yield loss in poorer crops.
18 July 2022 Crops
Valuing genetic improvement
As a new season approaches, it is important that growers be aware of the variety options and the traits they carry.
13 July 2022 Animal Health
Mildew-free oat varieties being trialled
Mildew is one of the main diseases of oats and there are varieties coming down the line which are showing good resistance to mildew.
Goodbye to Barra oats after decades of crops
Barra oats have been grown in Ireland for decades, but this year is the last year they will be grown commercially.
8 July 2022 News
12 spring barley varieties on the seed availability list
Here are the spring cereal seed availability lists for the coming season. They are subject to change, but give a good idea of what will be available.
5 July 2022 News