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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

  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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Wildflowers provide a green space for fauna and flora whilst also being visually pleasing. A wildflower meadow is an area of permanent grass where wildflowers grow – usually on poorer soils or ...

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 ...

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 ...

Multi species swards continue to be a hot topic amongst dairy, beef and sheep producers but what is a multi species sward?? The definition of multi-species, is a mixture made up of of two or more ...

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