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We are all continuously reading and hearing, more and more, over the last 2-3 years the narrative around Irish farming needing to reduce its’ environmental footprint. However on Wednesday, 9th ...

As the winter housing period approaches, now may be a good time to assess grass silage stocks and forage quality. Leafy swards comprising of at least 70% ryegrass varieties are key to a top quality ...

With the autumn calving season getting under way, we are delighted to inform our customers that we are stocking REVIVA, from Trouw Nutrition world leaders in animal nutrition. Scientific research ...

Most spring calving herds were dried off in December. Plan to have a minimum 6 to 8 week dry period in order to maximise udder health and to have cows in good order ie: to correct cow body condition ...

It is estimated that feed accounts for 70% of variable costs for beef cattle production. Efficient feeding will have a positive effect on the productivity and overall profitability of beef ...

Breeding season has begun on some sheep farms across the country. For others, the focus is on sourcing new breeding stock but nutrition must be remembered in order to maximise the number of lambs ...

Enuring cows are fed minerals and vitamins in the run-up to calving is vital for both cow and calf health. Farmers should consider feeding Minerals at least six weeks pre-calving to ...

Grassland: Assess cover in early September and target to have 20 days grazing ahead, building up to 30 days in early October to bank up grass supplies. Chemical fertiliser can be applied up to ...

Spreading K at this time of the year is often the most efficient method of application as it will be best used. If K is applied in spring there is a danger of it not getting into the soil before it ...

Improved weather conditions in recent days were gladly welcomed by tillage farmers around the country. Storm Francis and Storm Ellen brought a lot of heavy rain and wind which has wreaked havoc on ...

  After what turned out to be a difficult harvest, harvest 2020 is almost complete with the exception of the remaining bean crop still to be harvested. Farmer’s attention will now turn to ...

The months of July and August saw a combined rainfall of 230mm in the North East of the country. This, together with lower levels of sunlight hours, has led to soil temperatures falling to an average ...

In sharp contrast to winter cereal planting from 2019 a large area of ground has been sown so far this year, Tillage farmers across the country are taking every opportunity to get winter cereals into ...

The benefit of liming Irish soil is well known and was one of the earliest soil management practices that’s farmers adopted to improve the productivity of soils. It is no different today, as ...

Why OSR ? This year’s tillage harvest is well underway and many farmers have found huge variations in yield with one of the main differences being continuous versus first year cereal . In ...

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