Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: less silage made than I would like
John Egerton
Difficult conditions in late spring and early summer meant John Egerton was unable to make as many round bales as in previous years.
10 August 2022 Management
Beef Management: dealing with drought, water requirements and feeding calves
A look at dealing with the current hot weather conditions including water requirmements for livestock.
9 August 2022 Buildings
Install spur roads when it’s dry to graze when it’s wet
Installing a spur roadway in August will be a welcome relief in February.
Five tips to creep grazing calves
Calves will be consuming a greater percentage of grass in their diet in late summer and allowing young stock to creep graze ahead of cows can improve performance. Outlined are tips to creep grazing.
6 August 2022 Management
Dairy management: tips when taking a holiday
With holiday season in full swing, Aidan Brennan has some advice for dairy farmers before they take their break.
25 July 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: last days of the breeding season
Tommy Moyles took a different approach to managing grass in the recent spell of dry weather experienced in the south of the country.
13 July 2022 Farmer Writes
Growth rates struggle to match demand
Grass growth this week has been very variable with a number of factors at play determining the level of growth.
13 July 2022 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Beef: getting grazing quality back under control
Grass quality has been quite poor on farms over the last two weeks and corrective action needs to be taken.
6 July 2022 Grass & feeding
Thrive: controlling input costs with high-quality forage
The Curley family is trying to minimise the impact of higher input costs by focusing on the quality of grass and silage grown on farm. Declan Marren reports.
29 June 2022 Grass & feeding
Time for weed control in grassland
Following first-cut silage, farmers should be thinking about controlling weeds as swards regrow.
28 June 2022 Management
Farmer writes: Compromised reached for in-herd dilemma
With culling decisions becoming more difficult, Tommy Moyles is taking a different approach this year.
15 June 2022 Farmer Writes
Topping grass to maintain sward quality
Where cattle enter swards that have headed out, grass utilisation will drop, leaving a lot of stem behind. Topping grass is a short-term fix to maintain grass quality in June.
14 June 2022 Management