Grassland Management

4 tips to deal with a grass shortage for beef cattle in May

4 tips to deal with a grass shortage for beef cattle in May

It’s no secret that grass supplies are getting tight around the country with plenty of farmers beginning to get anxious...

May 6, 2021

The use of white clover offers many benefits to farmers

The use of white clover offers many benefits to farmers

The use of white clover in grassland offers many benefits to Irish farmers, including to replace fertiliser nitrogen (N), which...

May 2, 2021

Silage quality: Focus on making high DMD first-cut silage

Silage quality: Focus on making high DMD first-cut silage

The preparation for first-cut silage is beginning on some farms. It is important that, with the rising costs of getting...

April 17, 2021

The benefits of applying N this spring

The benefits of applying N this spring

During a recent webinar about grazing management on sheep farms, Philip Creighton of Teagasc spoke about the benefits of applying...

March 13, 2021

Maximising the use of clover to replace N fertiliser

Maximising the use of clover to replace N fertiliser

The use of clover in grassland to replace fertiliser nitrogen (N) can substantially lower greenhouse gas (GHG) and ammonia emissions...

March 12, 2021

Ag Climatise: Recording of grass production on farms above 100LU to be required

Ag Climatise: Recording of grass production on farms above 100LU to be required

Grass production on all farms above 100 livestock units (LU) or 130kg of organic nitrogen (N) per hectare will have...

December 9, 2020

An extra kilo of spring grass is ‘5 times more valuable than a kilo in summer’

An extra kilo of spring grass is ‘5 times more valuable than a kilo in summer’

The value of grass growth in spring and autumn was hammered home to those listening to this year’s Teagasc Virtual...

November 24, 2020

Sheep grassland management: Achieving good cleanouts and closing paddocks

Sheep grassland management: Achieving good cleanouts and closing paddocks

This time of the year, especially when the weather is wet, it can be difficult to achieve good, tight cleanouts,...

November 5, 2020

Grassland management: Time to catch up on fertiliser as deadline looms

Grassland management: Time to catch up on fertiliser as deadline looms

The past two weeks or so have been pretty much a write off in terms of getting any work done...

September 1, 2020

Grassland management: Tips for grazing during poor weather conditions

Grassland management: Tips for grazing during poor weather conditions

Unfortunately, the rain over the past week has forced many farmers to house their cows for a period of time,...

August 26, 2020

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

Sheep management: Prioritise good-quality grass for lambs

Sheep management: Prioritise good-quality grass for lambs

Over the last number of weeks, grass growth rates have taken a huge hit in account of the dry weather...

June 14, 2020

Best-practice advice for dairy farmers dealing with drought conditions

Best-practice advice for dairy farmers dealing with drought conditions

Farmers are encouraged to put in place a plan to tackle the impact of deteriorating grass growth levels, according to...

June 5, 2020

Grass advice: Don’t delay in taking out surplus paddocks for bales

Grass advice: Don’t delay in taking out surplus paddocks for bales

Grass growth has taken off once again over the past week or so in parts of the country, with the...

May 9, 2020

Time to maximise flock performance through grazed grass, as growth rates surge up

Time to maximise flock performance through grazed grass, as growth rates surge up

The good weather over the past few weeks along with the odd day of rain here and there has seen...

April 22, 2020

Some good weather on the horizon might present an opportunity to get out grazing

Some good weather on the horizon might present an opportunity to get out grazing

Unfortunately, the wet weather last week and over the weekend threw another spanner in the works in terms of getting...

March 17, 2020

Dealing with difficult grazing conditions post Storm Ciara

Dealing with difficult grazing conditions post Storm Ciara

The persistent and heavy rain, brought by Storm Ciara, has well and truly put an end to any grazing that...

February 10, 2020

Grazing pastures this time of the year runs the risk of liver fluke

Grazing pastures this time of the year runs the risk of liver fluke

In order to reduce costs, and if conditions permit, some farmers may allow their ewes to graze out pastures for...

January 5, 2020