Forage

Shorter chopping with latest Pottinger Jumbo

Shorter chopping with latest Pottinger Jumbo

Chopping forage into shorter lengths is generally considered a good thing, certainly when it comes to promoting a quick fermentation...

March 4, 2022

Controlling feed cost on winter milk farms

Controlling feed cost on winter milk farms

Controlling the production cost of winter milk is key to making winter milk production profitable and sustainable on farms. The...

December 7, 2021

New global forage appointment at Volac

New global forage appointment at Volac

Animal nutrition and forage preservation company, Volac, has announced a new global forage appointment. Dr. Mark Leggett will take up...

October 28, 2021

Herbal leys can make a significant contribution to beef output

Herbal leys can make a significant contribution to beef output

Results from a five-year trial, carried out by scientists at Reading University, confirms that dry matter output from diversified swards...

December 21, 2020

Video: Newfangled system of baling two forages into one

Video: Newfangled system of baling two forages into one

A contractor outside Birr, Co. Offaly, has been experimenting with methods to preserve extra forages that have been grown on...

October 30, 2018

Act fast to preserve wholecrop silage

Act fast to preserve wholecrop silage

Wholecrop silage is a very popular option for farmers this season, as fodder stocks remain low. Farmers have been busy...

July 22, 2018

Plastic shining across the country as maize acreage booms

Plastic shining across the country as maize acreage booms

The acreage of land sown under maize across the country has increased massively, according to Maizetech’s John Foley. Speaking to...

May 25, 2018

Dairying: ‘We have lost the plot in Northern Ireland’

Dairying: ‘We have lost the plot in Northern Ireland’

Northern Ireland dairy farmers are on average getting less than half the industry’s target for milk from forage, according to...

April 12, 2018

Cost benefits of beet and maize continue to be promoted

Cost benefits of beet and maize continue to be promoted

“People know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” This was how Brian Reidy, of Premier Farm Nutrition,...

March 26, 2018

‘Mixing beet and maize in the pit growing in popularity’

‘Mixing beet and maize in the pit growing in popularity’

Mixing beet and maize in the pit is getting popular in Co. Cork. JB O’Donovan delivers, chops and mixes beet with...

October 9, 2017

‘Beet is the cheapest conserved forage to grow’

‘Beet is the cheapest conserved forage to grow’

In terms of the cost per unit of feed value, beet is the cheapest conserved crop to grow, according to...

October 7, 2017

New ‘compact, professional-spec’ silage wagon hits the market

New ‘compact, professional-spec’ silage wagon hits the market

Austrian manufacturer Pottinger has extended its Torro Combiline series with the new 5510 Combiline self-loading silage wagon. This “professional-spec” model’s key selling...

April 20, 2017

Timothy – the forgotten grass species?

Timothy – the forgotten grass species?

Timothy should not be overlooked as a species of grass that can be included in seed mixes under Irish conditions,”...

March 18, 2017

Video: Respiro belt rake ‘lifts’ rather than ‘sweeps’ at FTMTA show

Video: Respiro belt rake ‘lifts’ rather than ‘sweeps’ at FTMTA show

One of the most eye-catching machines at this week’s FTMTA Farm Machinery Show at Punchestown, Co. Kildare is the Respiro...

February 9, 2017

Video: How to keep an insatiably hungry harvester moving

Video: How to keep an insatiably hungry harvester moving

Struggling to find an operator that can drive steadily alongside a self-propelled forage harvester? Why not simply abandon the whole...

January 20, 2017

Grazing winter oats – a US perspective

Grazing winter oats – a US perspective

Dairy farmers in the US state of Wisconsin are being encouraged to sow winter oats in early August and then...

December 4, 2016