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With the harvest commencing around the country, a substantial proportion of the winter barley crop has been cut, with the remaining crops to be harvested shortly. Farmers will be turning their ...

Damien visits Ollie Whyte's farm in North County Dublin to find out more about being an Irish tillage farmer and he also speaks to Andy Doyle of the Irish Farmers Journal about the difficulties ...

Over the next couple of weeks, weeds in pasture are set to flourish. Docks, Thistles and Nettles are often the main contenders to deal with. Now is an ideal time to spray these weeds while growth ...

Grass and clover in combination within a mixture produce scientifically proven yield benefits versus the same varieties sown individually. White clover has been selected to withstand being grazed or ...

Protective Silage Covers / Nets Poorly preserved silage could lose up to 5% units of DMD and have low intake characteristics. Many farmers are moving away from covering pits with tyres and/or ...

E and F Linehan farm within only a few miles of Cork city centre. Based near Glanmire, the family milk a herd of Holstein Friesian cows on a liquid milk contract. Producing high quality forage for ...

The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. It maps a new, sustainable and inclusive growth strategy to boost the economy, improve people's health ...

One of the single biggest factors in determining silage quality is cutting date. In general, Dry Matter Digestibility (DMD) will drop 10 units from the 1st of May to the 5th of June. The type of ...

A ‘cover crop’ or ‘catch crop’ is grown primarily for the purpose of ‘protecting or improving’ between periods of regular crop production. Research and use at farm level have shown that ...

The dry weather over the last 5-6 weeks has resulted in many farmers taking advantage of the ideal conditions to carry out some reseeding. The recent rainfall will now help drive on these reseeds ...

Reduced soil moisture and high daily temperatures either have already, or will very shortly, impact on daily grass growth on the more heavily stocked livestock farms in the NE, if this dry spell ...

Drummonds have always been renowned as leading purveyors of top performing grass seeds In order to maintain our independence and ensure that our customers always have a choice, we supply a wide ...

The inclusion of red clover in grazing or cutting leys is a step towards improving whole farm feed efficiency in ruminant production systems. Clover plants are high in protein and therefore can ...

All tillage farmers welcomed the rain last weekend, however the Midlands, East and North East (NE) of the country received only 10-20mm, depending on location. This rain made a visible difference in ...

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