Autumn Grazing

Grass growth: It’s important to know when to stop

Grass growth: It’s important to know when to stop

Looking back, 2021 will be described as an ‘up and down year’ for grass growth, but on most farms, a...

November 17, 2021

Dairy advice: Time to start thinking about spring grass

Dairy advice: Time to start thinking about spring grass

Although growth rates this backend have been quite good, it’s time to start thinking about spring grass, and close the...

November 11, 2021

Grass growth: Making use of grass in deteriorating conditions

Grass growth: Making use of grass in deteriorating conditions

As we head into mid-October there has been a further reduction in grass growth rates, with temperatures continuing to drop...

October 15, 2021

Grass growth rates holding strong

Grass growth rates holding strong

We are now into mid-September and grass growth rates are continuing to hold strong. The focus on farms continues to...

September 22, 2021

Lameness beginning to rear its head again on farms

Lameness beginning to rear its head again on farms

Autumn has arrived on farms and just like in the spring, lameness can become a common issue. The arrival of...

September 19, 2021

Strip grazing: Why it is important this autumn

Strip grazing: Why it is important this autumn

The preservation and management of grass is of constant importance to farmers. At this time of year, our attention turns...

September 6, 2021

Late season nitrogen application as deadline approaches

Late season nitrogen application as deadline approaches

We have now entered September, and with that, the closed period for chemical nitrogen (N) is fast approaching – meaning...

September 2, 2021

Are you on target for your autumn grazing plan?

Are you on target for your autumn grazing plan?

The first of September is fast approaching and traditionally, it is the day that signalled the return of schools, but...

August 28, 2021

Autumn grazing getting infrastructure in place

Autumn grazing getting infrastructure in place

Most dairy farmers have begun setting up their farms for autumn grazing, after a year of challenging grazing conditions on...

August 25, 2021

Autumn grazing: Time to start planning

Autumn grazing: Time to start planning

As we enter into the month of August on dairy farms, it is time to start building grass supplies for...

August 3, 2021

Autumn grazing targets: Are you on track or falling behind?

Autumn grazing targets: Are you on track or falling behind?

August is the month where attentions turn to building covers in order to extend the grazing season into the back...

August 22, 2020

Grass advice: Autumn grazing made simple

Grass advice: Autumn grazing made simple

After a very successful year for grass growth, attention is slowly turning to putting the farm in a position to...

August 27, 2019

‘60% of next spring’s grass will be grown by December 1’

‘60% of next spring’s grass will be grown by December 1’

Up to 60% of the grass grazed on Irish farms in spring 2017 will be grown by December 1, Teagasc’s...

October 25, 2016