Grass

REAP – farmers urged to apply before May 10 deadline

REAP – farmers urged to apply before May 10 deadline

Farmers are being urged to apply for a new pilot environment scheme, Results-Based Environment-Agri Pilot Project (REAP), before the May...

April 30, 2021

Considering reseeding? 5 steps for a successful reseed

Considering reseeding? 5 steps for a successful reseed

Considering reseeding this year? Be aware that a spring/early summer reseed is a much better option when compared to an...

April 4, 2021

Maximising the quality of first-cut silage

Maximising the quality of first-cut silage

Silage can never be as high a quality of forage as the grass from which it was initially made. and...

April 1, 2021

Have you considered turning out some older calves to grass?

Have you considered turning out some older calves to grass?

With milder conditions in store for this week, farmers should consider turning out some older calves to grass. Early turnout...

March 20, 2021

Work begins to secure the inclusion of Northern Ireland in grass-fed PGI

Work begins to secure the inclusion of Northern Ireland in grass-fed PGI

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) is heading up a group of stakeholder bodies that have been charged with the...

February 15, 2021

Grass paddocks have wintered well on most dairy farms

Grass paddocks have wintered well on most dairy farms

Teagasc nutritionist Joe Patton has confirmed that grass availability is more than plentiful on most dairy farms at the present...

January 29, 2021

You can’t manage what you don’t measure

You can’t manage what you don’t measure

During the Irish Grassland Association (IGA) dairy conference, on Wednesday, January 6, Dr. Deirdre Hennessy, a Teagasc grassland research officer based in...

January 20, 2021

Reducing chemical inputs with multi-species swards

Reducing chemical inputs with multi-species swards

With the increasing pressure on the Irish agricultural sector to reduce the level of chemical nitrogen (N) applied on farms, the...

January 19, 2021

Dairy advice: It’s time to complete your spring rotation planner

Dairy advice: It’s time to complete your spring rotation planner

Now’s the time to set your farm up for the grazing season ahead with a spring rotation planner (SRP). The...

January 18, 2021

Carbon footprint is a ‘red herring’ for Irish agriculture

Carbon footprint is a ‘red herring’ for Irish agriculture

The New Year has brought no easing of the pressure on Irish agriculture to push for a ‘net zero’ carbon...

January 11, 2021

Establishing white clover in grass swards

Establishing white clover in grass swards

Dr. Deirdre Hennessy, a Teagasc grassland research officer based in Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork, recently spoke at the Irish Grassland Association...

January 11, 2021

Using LESS is a more efficient way to spread slurry

Using LESS is a more efficient way to spread slurry

For a long number of years, many farms will have spread their slurry using a tanker and splash-plate. This was...

January 5, 2021

Sheep grassland management: Setting up the farm for next spring

Sheep grassland management: Setting up the farm for next spring

Grazing conditions have been difficult over the last fortnight, as ground conditions continue to deteriorate. Over the coming weeks, the...

October 31, 2020

Minister and department need to incentivise ‘environmentally friendly’ grass

Minister and department need to incentivise ‘environmentally friendly’ grass

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and his department are being urged to be more proactive in incentivising...

October 22, 2020

Grass growth: Time starting to run out to build grass as growth rates dip slightly

Grass growth: Time starting to run out to build grass as growth rates dip slightly

Grass growth rates are slowly starting to decline on farms across the country as we head further into autumn. Although...

September 10, 2020

Grassland management: Turning attentions back to building covers

Grassland management: Turning attentions back to building covers

The last few weeks, with the poor weather conditions, farmers have been forced to pick and choose paddocks to graze...

September 6, 2020

Grass advice: Time to think about building covers for autumn

Grass advice: Time to think about building covers for autumn

Whether it was taking out surplus paddocks or making second-cut silage, over the weekend, farmers up and down the country...

August 13, 2020

Growth rates continue to exceed demand on many farms across the country

Growth rates continue to exceed demand on many farms across the country

Speaking to farmers over the last week or so, grass growth continues to exceed demand on many farms across the...

July 24, 2020