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Kverneland’s 6500F Fixed Chamber Baler – high capacity with high performance

Kverneland’s 6500F Fixed Chamber Baler – high capacity with high performance

When Padraig Gowing, farming in Portlaoise, Co. Laois, was looking for a baler last year he approached his local Kverneland...

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Growing opportunities for Irish beef in Southeast Asia

Growing opportunities for Irish beef in Southeast Asia

Irish beef opportunities in Southeast Asia are on the rise. Below is a look at which countries are favouring our...

April 16, 2021

Can you make money from grass if it can’t be grazed?

Can you make money from grass if it can’t be grazed?

Did you ever have a new reseed that cows don’t graze out clean, have animals unsettled or paddocks needing to be topped after grazing? 2021 is the first year that accurate...

April 16, 2021

Improving herd health with liquid minerals

Improving herd health with liquid minerals

Minerals play an integral role in achieving good fertility in a herd. With breeding just around the corner, now is...

April 15, 2021

New cornerstone of cereal disease control

New cornerstone of cereal disease control

Revysol (mefentrifluconazole), is the most curative and persistent fungicide available to the market for cereal disease control, and one that...

April 15, 2021

Farm structure — a succession planning pathway

Farm structure — a succession planning pathway

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of succession planning. Ifac’s Irish Farm Report 2021 revealed this week that only...

April 14, 2021

Good time for farmers to ‘go green’ as solar PV costs hit all-time low

Good time for farmers to ‘go green’ as solar PV costs hit all-time low

Weather has always been important in agriculture, particularly sunshine for ripening crops. Farms are now reaping the benefits of the...

April 14, 2021

Achieving optimum fertility with GAIN Spring Breeder

Achieving optimum fertility with GAIN Spring Breeder

Martin O’Hare is a new entrant to dairy farming having made the switch from a beef enterprise last year. We...

April 12, 2021

Supplementing to support fertility and milk production on grass

Supplementing to support fertility and milk production on grass

As grass growth takes off in the early part of the grazing season, nutrition focus tends to be on completing...

April 9, 2021

GLAS rollover aids success of pre-mixed wild bird cover crop

GLAS rollover aids success of pre-mixed wild bird cover crop

With the Green Low-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS) rolled over for at least another year, the wild bird cover crop option...

April 9, 2021

Reduce labour by automating these three farm tasks

Reduce labour by automating these three farm tasks

By replacing labour and time-consuming tasks through automating technology, your herd is closely monitored at all times and you get...

April 9, 2021

New Holland’s latest: Roll Baler 125 Combi

New Holland’s latest: Roll Baler 125 Combi

The Roll Baler 125 Combi is the latest generation baler wrapper combination. The chamber uses mechanical locks to keep the...

April 8, 2021

‘Controlling the controllable’ at the heart of dynamic dairy development plan in Kerry

‘Controlling the controllable’ at the heart of dynamic dairy development plan in Kerry

The business plan for this dynamic dairy farm is very clear: Build up cow numbers by 10%; increase milk yields...

April 7, 2021

Achieving better insemination results this spring with heat detection technology

Achieving better insemination results this spring with heat detection technology

With the breeding season just around the corner, by using the proven smaXtec health system you are steps ahead in...

April 7, 2021

SARA: How the condition affects your herd health and milk quality

SARA: How the condition affects your herd health and milk quality

The lush, leafy swards typically seen at this time of year are great for milk production and milk proteins. But...

April 6, 2021

Vaccine response may be improved – supplement and vaccinate

Vaccine response may be improved – supplement and vaccinate

With the increased demand for minerals in the last trimester from the growing unborn calf, along with the reduction in...

April 5, 2021

Expanded dairy herd in Co. Kildare results in a move to Hereford sires

Expanded dairy herd in Co. Kildare results in a move to Hereford sires

Robbie Ennis farms in partnership with his father Paul in Guidenstown, near The Curragh, Co. Kildare, just 3 miles from...

April 2, 2021

Maximising profit through efficient grassland management in Co. Kilkenny

Maximising profit through efficient grassland management in Co. Kilkenny

Pat Brennan runs a dairy herd in Ballyouskill, Co. Kilkenny. We spoke to Pat about his dairy enterprise, reseeding and...

April 2, 2021