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Farmer Writes: rain needed to get kick on grass growth
Bill O'Keeffe
Bill O'Keefe has moved his replacements to an out-farm as grass growth has slowed in Clara.
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.
25 May 2022 News
Limited weather windows leading to silage build-up
Sunshine and showers have bulked silage crops, while limited weather windows have meant contractors are facing two weeks of high demand as farmers aim to prioritise their silage crops.
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
Silage Series: count what you have and what you need
Adam Woods kicks off an Irish Farmers Journal initiative, which aims to highlight silage budgeting, silage-making and fodder issues on farms over the next few months.
11 May 2022 Grass & feeding
Concrete for pit or plastic to wrap?
Farmers had the calculators out this week as they looked at the high cost of silage wrap.
11 May 2022 News
Manitou’s MLA-T fits the bill for Monaghan men
Two years ago, Paul and Gareth Duffy replaced their 2006 John Deere 3800 pivot steer loader with Manitou’s latest MLA-T 533-145+ Elite model. Gary Abbott gets their thoughts 26 months on.
15 March 2022 Farm machinery
Taking the pain out of covering the silo
Co Tyrone dairy farmer, Albert O'Neill, has engineered his own design for lifting and placing tyres on the silage pit without the need for manual handling. Kieran Mailey reports.
15 March 2022 Farm machinery
Beef Management: planning turnout, mart trade and BEEP
Beef editor Adam Woods has the latest tips and advice for drystock farms in this week’s beef management notes.
16 February 2022 Management
Cork farmer finds shark in silage
Clive Kingston found the dogfish when feeding silage to cows with the grab and was immediately confused as to how it might have got there.
28 December 2021 News