Grazing

Managing fodder crop grazing this winter

Managing fodder crop grazing this winter

Although not widely used on Irish farms, the use of a fodder crop on farms has increased as a way...

November 6, 2021

October is one of most important months of the year

October is one of most important months of the year

October is one of the most important months of year for a grazing herd; farmers are starting their final rotation...

October 3, 2021

Extended grazing: It takes time and determination to master

Extended grazing: It takes time and determination to master

Teagasc advisors will readily admit that it will take a commitment, extending out over a number of years, for every...

August 9, 2021

Grass: Are you managing it or is it managing you?

Grass: Are you managing it or is it managing you?

With grass growing well in most areas across the country, many farmers find themselves in a situation where grass has...

July 16, 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 growth: We are not out of the woods yet

Grass growth: We are not out of the woods yet

The return of rain in the last few days has been welcomed by most farmers, with grass growth having slowed...

July 8, 2021

Virtual fencing is now an option on commercial livestock farms

Virtual fencing is now an option on commercial livestock farms

Virtual fencing systems can provide the same level of stock management and grazed grass utilisation as conventional paddocks and electric...

June 14, 2021

Grazing targets for replacement dairy heifers

Grazing targets for replacement dairy heifers

The rearing of heifers contributes a significant cost to dairy systems, yet can be the most commonly overlooked component. Grazing...

June 3, 2021

Is virtual fencing the future on beef farms?

Is virtual fencing the future on beef farms?

New grazing technologies will allow beef producers to develop off-farm income opportunities while, at the same time, improving the efficiency...

May 31, 2021

Grazing deficits now an issue on NI dairy farms

Grazing deficits now an issue on NI dairy farms

Grazing deficits are being reported on many dairy farms in Northern Ireland, as persistent cold temperatures and low rainfall challenge...

April 29, 2021

Bruff farm offers ‘prime grazing land’

Bruff farm offers ‘prime grazing land’

A Bruff, Co. Limerick farm, offering 75ac of what the selling agent describes as “prime grazing land”, is for sale...

April 24, 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: Starting the second round and grass growth

Grass advice: Starting the second round and grass growth

As we enter into the second round of the grazing rotation, slower than normal grass growth remains an issue on...

April 15, 2021

Strategies to increase the length of grazing season for spring and autumn-calving cows

Strategies to increase the length of grazing season for spring and autumn-calving cows

Soil conditions and inclement weather are two of the biggest limitations affecting the extension of the grazing season on Irish...

March 15, 2021

Delayed turnout means grazing target of 30% has not been reached

Delayed turnout means grazing target of 30% has not been reached

The severe weather seen in the early part of February means the vast majority of farmers did not manage to...

March 2, 2021

Bad weather making life difficult to get cows out to grass

Bad weather making life difficult to get cows out to grass

Ground conditions remain soft underfoot in many parts of the country, which means that getting cows out grazing this spring...

February 10, 2021

Dairy advice: It’s time to get grazing ready

Dairy advice: It’s time to get grazing ready

It is hard to believe with the recent bad weather that the grazing season on farms will be starting again...

January 23, 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