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6 steps to maintain grass quality as growth remains strong

6 steps to maintain grass quality as growth remains strong

As the warm and sunny weather continues, grass growth is moving in surplus territory and many farmers have been busy...

June 8, 2018

Grass growth moving into surplus territory

Grass growth moving into surplus territory

After an outstanding weekend in many parts of the country, grass growth is moving into surplus territory in some areas....

May 10, 2018

Grass measuring delivers the goods for Co. Galway farmer

Grass measuring delivers the goods for Co. Galway farmer

Niall O’Meara runs a herd of mainly Limousin and Simmental cows outside Eyrecourt, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. The farm is home...

September 29, 2017

Housing comes early as grazing conditions deteriorate

Housing comes early as grazing conditions deteriorate

The wet weather of late is playing havoc on farms across the country. Farmers, especially those operating on heavier soils,...

September 23, 2017

‘Magic’ period of grass growth fast approaching

‘Magic’ period of grass growth fast approaching

Grass growth rates on farms across the country are sitting between 19 and 23kg DM/Ha/day, figures from the Teagasc PastureBase...

April 1, 2017

Grass growth rates reach 10kg DM/ha/day

Grass growth rates reach 10kg DM/ha/day

Grass growth rates on farms across the country have passed 10kg DM/ha/day, figures from the Teagasc PastureBase system have shown....

February 25, 2017

‘60% of next spring’s grass will be grown by December 1’

‘60% of next spring’s grass will be grown by December 1’

Up to 60% of the grass grazed on Irish farms in spring 2017 will be grown by December 1, Teagasc’s...

October 25, 2016

PastureBase Ireland and AgriNet Grass to merge

PastureBase Ireland and AgriNet Grass to merge

A formal merger of grassland software packages, PastureBase Ireland and AgriNet Grass, was announced on the second day at last weeks’ National...

September 25, 2016

Grass growth rates back 40% on Teagasc PastureBase farms

Grass growth rates back 40% on Teagasc PastureBase farms

Last week’s grass growth rates were back 40% compared to the same week in 2015, according to Teagasc’s Micheal O’Leary....

April 27, 2016

Reduce drystock farm costs by increasing the number of grazings – Teagasc

Reduce drystock farm costs by increasing the number of grazings – Teagasc

Increasing the number of grazings from each paddock is key to reducing the costs on drystock farms, according to Teagasc’s...

April 26, 2016