forage Focus

Forage focus: Feeding home-grown crops on rented land in Co. Galway

Forage focus: Feeding home-grown crops on rented land in Co. Galway

Eamonn Burke is a farmer with a difference; he has no land of his own. The Co. Galway man farms...

June 11, 2018

Forage focus: ’20 phone calls and still no silage’

Forage focus: ’20 phone calls and still no silage’

The first thing that strikes you when you walk into Thomas O’Connor’s yard is that you could eat your dinner...

April 8, 2018

Forage focus: Precision feeding of dairy cows at Lyons Research Farm

Forage focus: Precision feeding of dairy cows at Lyons Research Farm

The autumn-calving dairy herd on UCD’s Lyons Research Farm is currently being fed a mix of maize and grass silage;...

February 16, 2018

Forage focus: Beet, barley and silage on a self-sufficient beef farm

Forage focus: Beet, barley and silage on a self-sufficient beef farm

Niall Nicholson farms in partnership with his father Billy just outside Crosshaven, Co. Cork. The first thing that strikes you...

February 13, 2018

Forage focus: Would you feed your cattle bread and cake?

Forage focus: Would you feed your cattle bread and cake?

Everyday, in bakeries and mills, bread, cakes and cereals are left on the shelves. However, Sean Tully Animal Feeds takes...

January 29, 2018

Forage focus: Producing 20,000 bales of haylage in Co. Tipperary

Forage focus: Producing 20,000 bales of haylage in Co. Tipperary

The concept behind Hayden’s Haylage seems like a relatively simple idea – you make small bales of haylage and you...

January 20, 2018

Forage focus: ‘Straw Chip’ a thriving business on a tillage farm

Forage focus: ‘Straw Chip’ a thriving business on a tillage farm

The Owens brothers are part of a family which has been trading straw for three generations from their farm outside...

January 15, 2018

Forage focus: Getting a head start with ‘Redstart’

Forage focus: Getting a head start with ‘Redstart’

Forage crops have been grown for a number of seasons in UCD Lyons Research Farm, but this year has been...

December 21, 2017

Forage focus: ‘I’ve no fodder’

Forage focus: ‘I’ve no fodder’

“There is a fodder crisis and an urgent response is needed from the Minister for Agriculture.” That was the most...

December 7, 2017

Forage focus: ‘Savage’ crops of beet pulled in Co. Kildare

Forage focus: ‘Savage’ crops of beet pulled in Co. Kildare

Roger Perry was harvesting beet last week. The tillage farmer and contractor is based between Killcullen and Athy in Co. Kildare. The...

November 11, 2017