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New video series to highlight use of EIP multi-species swards

New video series to highlight use of EIP multi-species swards

AgriSearch is producing a series of short videos to introduce the farmers involved in the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) project:...

June 20, 2021

Kuhn shows a passion for baling with new information resource

Kuhn shows a passion for baling with new information resource

Kuhn is not alone in recognising that the basics of farming can be easily overlooked when confronted by the growing...

June 18, 2021

Latest drill from LEMKEN offers mixed drilling depths

Latest drill from LEMKEN offers mixed drilling depths

Last year LEMKEN launched its Solitair 9+ pneumatic seed drill. This year, the company has launched a development of the...

June 17, 2021

Rat’s-tail fescue – another grass weed we don’t need

Rat’s-tail fescue – another grass weed we don’t need

Farmers in the UK are being asked to assist in a new study looking at the spread of rat’s-tail fescue,...

June 17, 2021

Silage pits – ‘Potentially dangerous’ heights putting workers at risk say HSA & FCI

Silage pits – ‘Potentially dangerous’ heights putting workers at risk say HSA & FCI

Recent reports of farmers requesting silage pits to be filled to excessive “and potentially dangerous heights” have spurred the Association...

June 9, 2021

Heydon: Top safety tips for cutting silage this summer

Heydon: Top safety tips for cutting silage this summer

With agricultural contractors and farmers alike under particular pressure this year to get the silage cut following a late start...

June 8, 2021

Grazing targets for replacement dairy heifers

Grazing targets for replacement dairy heifers

The rearing of heifers contributes a significant cost to dairy systems, yet can be the most commonly overlooked component. Grazing...

June 3, 2021

Meitheal: Farmers urged to ‘ease off’ on contractors under silage pressure

Meitheal: Farmers urged to ‘ease off’ on contractors under silage pressure

Farmers are being called on to show “meitheal” and ease off on silage contractors who are under significant pressure to...

June 2, 2021

Is virtual fencing the future on beef farms?

Is virtual fencing the future on beef farms?

New grazing technologies will allow beef producers to develop off-farm income opportunities while, at the same time, improving the efficiency...

May 31, 2021

Wilting silage – is it worthwhile?

Wilting silage – is it worthwhile?

Wilting is one of the most important steps when making high quality silage – wilting increases the dry matter (DM)...

May 31, 2021

GrassCheck: NI grass growth down 32% for year so far

GrassCheck: NI grass growth down 32% for year so far

Grass growth in Northern Ireland for the season so far is down almost a third compared to the 10-year average....

May 28, 2021

‘Lambs being drafted 10-14 days earlier on grass/clover swards’

‘Lambs being drafted 10-14 days earlier on grass/clover swards’

Lambs are being drafted 10-14 days earlier on grass/clover swards compared to grass-only swards at the Teagasc Centre in Athenry,...

May 26, 2021

Farmers not checking fertiliser spreaders ‘could be losing up to €115/ha’

Farmers not checking fertiliser spreaders ‘could be losing up to €115/ha’

Farmers not checking fertiliser spreaders pre-application could be losing up to £100 or €115 per hectare, according to Dale Shaw,...

May 25, 2021

The use of clover in beef production systems

The use of clover in beef production systems

Making best use of clover in beef production systems was one of the main themes addressed in a recent beef...

May 24, 2021

Grass Growth Series: Fertiliser applications on second cuts

Grass Growth Series: Fertiliser applications on second cuts

This article is part of a Grass Growth series in association with Yara. It’s fair to say, that first cut...

May 21, 2021

Kverneland butterfly sheds groupers in minutes

Kverneland butterfly sheds groupers in minutes

Kverneland is looking to lighten the load on tractors by introducing detachable groupers on its butterfly mowers. Although the company...

May 21, 2021

Top tips for making high-quality silage this season amid poor growth

Top tips for making high-quality silage this season amid poor growth

Last week saw the start of the silage season beginning on many farms across the country and many farmers are...

May 21, 2021

UCD trial indicates that multi-species swards are the future

UCD trial indicates that multi-species swards are the future

Multi-species swards – comprising mixes of grasses, legumes and herbs – are consistently out-performing perennial ryegrass (PRG) monocultures (receiving more...

May 20, 2021