Payments due on 52,715ha of chopped straw
Siobhán Walsh
2,548 applications were made under the scheme, meaning the average applicant chopped almost 20ha.
29 November 2022 Management
Managing the creep pen for calves
A well-bedded creep pen is a must for autumn-born suckler calves during the housing period.
16 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: winter starting to close in
Grass is really bucking the trend, with mild temperatures driving exceptional late season growth right across the country.
Thrive: first of 2022-born stock housed on demo farm
The first 30 of this year’s calves were housed earlier this week on the Thrive demonstration farm with the remaining stock staying at grass for now.
12 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Farmer Writes: lessons on selling cattle
The evenings are getting dark, but the mornings will be bright for another while at least, writes Kieran Sullivan.
9 November 2022 Farmer Writes
My Farming Week: Sam Deane, Ballymague, Buttevant, Co Cork
Cork tillage and hazelnut farmer Sam Deane says he would "absolutely encourage" any young farmer with suitable land to pursue tillage farming.
9 November 2022 News
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.
November a key month for animal health
Adam Woods previews this week’s animal health focus ahead of an important month for animal health on livestock farms.
2 November 2022 Breeding & health
Thrive weekly roundup: Straw out with calves at grass and weighing deadline
This week's dairy beef programme update looks at the importance of having a roughage source with calves at grass as conditions worsen. Meanwhile, the deadline looms for the Dairy Beef Welfare Scheme.
29 October 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: man plans and the gods laugh
The gods are still giggling since the heavy rain started one Sunday afternoon two weeks ago, writes Kieran Sullivan.
26 October 2022 Farmer Writes
Thrive: straw bales out with calves at grass
Poor weather conditions has seen straw bales being offered to the calves at grass in order to keep dietary fibre in check.
26 October 2022 Grass & feeding
Inventory of thatched cottages in Ireland in the works
Minister Michael Noonan is hoping to come forward with some "positive proposals" for the future of thatching in Ireland.
23 October 2022 News