Grass

Are there benefits to rolling fields? Apart from thinking it looks like Old Trafford?

Are there benefits to rolling fields? Apart from thinking it looks like Old Trafford?

Many farmers throughout the country have been out rolling land in recent weeks, however the practice is viewed by others...

May 6, 2015

How to minimise the mould and mycotoxin risks in silage – Alltech

How to minimise the mould and mycotoxin risks in silage – Alltech

With the peak silage-making season upon us farmers are being urged to focus on process to minimise the threat of...

May 4, 2015

Grass management advice for the remainder of the grazing season – Teagasc

Grass management advice for the remainder of the grazing season – Teagasc

By now most stock are out at grass and grass growth has been slow on farms so continue to spread fertiliser...

May 1, 2015

Controlling grass now will influence sward quality later – Teagasc

Controlling grass now will influence sward quality later – Teagasc

Grazing grass tightly in late April/early May will have a huge influence on sward quality for the remainder of the grazing...

April 29, 2015

Grassland farm walk – the future dairy farm

Grassland farm walk – the future dairy farm

The Irish Grassland Association will hold a farm walk on the farm of Geoffrey Wycherley in Co Cork, on Tuesday...

April 25, 2015

Mild weather helps grass growth rates (no surplus’ yet though)

Mild weather helps grass growth rates (no surplus’ yet though)

The mild weather has kept grass growth rates above demand, but there are no surplus’ on most farms as yet....

April 23, 2015

What’s the best fertiliser for your ground?

What’s the best fertiliser for your ground?

Soil temperature is now 9 degrees here in Tyrone and grass is beginning to jump; quite timely as we need...

April 10, 2015

Why grass analysis proved valuable to one Tipperary farmer

Why grass analysis proved valuable to one Tipperary farmer

It was only on the back of a grass test, last autumn, that dairy farmer Noel Butler had any hint...

April 10, 2015

Good weather encourages a significant turnout of cattle in Co. Tipperary

Good weather encourages a significant turnout of cattle in Co. Tipperary

Large numbers of cattle will be turned out in the Co. Tipperary area this week, according to Teagasc Drystock Advisor...

April 7, 2015

New joint venture in the Irish grass seed market

New joint venture in the Irish grass seed market

DLF-Trifolium, the world’s largest producer of grass and clover seed and Waterford-based Seedtech, part of the Arvum Group, have launched...

April 7, 2015

Ulster Bank launches first ever pasture loan to support growth of Ireland’s farms

Ulster Bank launches first ever pasture loan to support growth of Ireland’s farms

Ulster Bank has launched a new pasture loan which, it says, can be up to €60,000 per customer over a...

April 7, 2015

Is Ireland facing a grass famine and feast situation?

Is Ireland facing a grass famine and feast situation?

Low soil temperatures across the country are having an impact on grass growth rates and David Lawrence, Ruminant Specialist with...

April 5, 2015

Fertiliser rules for this year’s grass silage

Fertiliser rules for this year’s grass silage

Grass silage has a large nutrient demand and adequate N, P & K is essential for maximising grass yield and producing...

March 31, 2015

Upcoming seminar a must for those interested in grass measuring

Upcoming seminar a must for those interested in grass measuring

A seminar entitled “Understanding Grass Measuring” with Barry Lynch of AgriNet is to be held tomorrow (Monday) night. Taking place...

March 29, 2015

Grassland letting for up to €300/ac in Tipperary

Grassland letting for up to €300/ac in Tipperary

Grassland for letting in the Limerick/Tipperary area is making between €150 and €300/ac,” according to Tipperary town-based auctioneer Noel Corcoran....

March 23, 2015

Good grass utilisation is essential now cows are going back on grass

Good grass utilisation is essential now cows are going back on grass

What a difference a few days of dry weather makes. Ground conditions are now very good, allowing for good grass...

March 20, 2015

Good grass year in 2014 leads to increase in suckler cow caesareans

Good grass year in 2014 leads to increase in suckler cow caesareans

Vets in the west have confirmed a significant increase in the number of caesarean sections they are carrying out on...

March 11, 2015

Soil test now for better grass production – Teagasc

Soil test now for better grass production – Teagasc

Teagasc is advising sheep farmers to soil test now, as approximately 75% of soil samples analysed through Teagasc had phosphorus (P) and potassium...

March 3, 2015