Grazing Management

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

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

Grass growth: A return to more normal levels expected

Grass growth: A return to more normal levels expected

Most areas have now experienced an adequate amount of rainfall to correct the soil moisture deficits (SMD) – which will...

July 13, 2021

Grass advice: Early management of your reseed

Grass advice: Early management of your reseed

After a wet spring, the recent good weather has given many farmers the opportunity to reseed some of their poor...

June 18, 2021

Some of the factors affecting grass growth

Some of the factors affecting grass growth

The amount of grass that is grown on a farm is influenced by a range of factors, with each year...

May 15, 2021

Setting and achieving grazing targets for April

Setting and achieving grazing targets for April

As cows enter the second rotation, dairy farmers should set themselves key grazing targets, and monitor their progress regularly. That’s...

April 20, 2021

Grass advice: 3 tips to aid the grazing season on beef farms

Grass advice: 3 tips to aid the grazing season on beef farms

The grazing season is at mixed stages across the country, due to weather conditions and land type. Some farmers have...

April 18, 2021

‘Weather conditions resulted in variable start to grazing season’ – Green Acres farmer

‘Weather conditions resulted in variable start to grazing season’ – Green Acres farmer

It is clear how the weather impacted on the start of the grazing season for many beef farmers and one...

April 6, 2021

Wet weather challenges the turnout of lighter cattle on beef farms

Wet weather challenges the turnout of lighter cattle on beef farms

With the wet weather returning over the past week, the wind and rain proved to be hard on stock that...

March 15, 2021

Spring grazing: The 3 main aims

Spring grazing: The 3 main aims

On a recent Teagasc webinar, Donal Patton, a dairy research technologist, based in Teagasc Ballyhaise, outlined the practicalities of spring...

March 1, 2021

How much grass should I offer freshly-calved cows?

How much grass should I offer freshly-calved cows?

The grazing season will soon be starting on many farms, so to ensure farmers have enough grass to make it...

February 2, 2021

Grass growth: Could be time to pull the plug

Grass growth: Could be time to pull the plug

While some farmers are continuing to graze, others have been forced to house animals due to the extremely heavy rain...

November 6, 2019

Fertiliser: Now is your chance to take the bull by the horns

Fertiliser: Now is your chance to take the bull by the horns

Determination is key to getting the fertiliser out in these difficult spreading conditions. The second round is fast approaching and...

March 21, 2019

Don’t let rain scupper June grazing

Don’t let rain scupper June grazing

Met Eireann is forecasting unsettled weather for the coming days and, after the rain of late, grazing conditions may be...

June 9, 2017

How to manage grass to ensure lambs gain enough weight before weaning

How to manage grass to ensure lambs gain enough weight before weaning

The performance of lambs tends to decline during the last four weeks in advance of weaning, according to Teagasc’s Dr...

June 3, 2016