Reseeding

Video: Nitrate poisoning claims 11 cattle on reseeded field

Video: Nitrate poisoning claims 11 cattle on reseeded field

“I went up on the Tuesday morning to check them and give them a bit of grass and all I...

October 12, 2018

Less than 2% of our national grassland area is reseeded annually

Less than 2% of our national grassland area is reseeded annually

Reseeded swards have the potential to produce more grass and use fertiliser more efficiently. Rejuvenating swards can be one of...

August 5, 2018

A focus on grazing infrastructure at BEEF 2018

A focus on grazing infrastructure at BEEF 2018

Crowds descended on Teagasc Grange, Co. Meath, for this year’s BEEF 2018 open day; one of the key focuses on...

June 26, 2018

‘The more grass I grow, the more profit I make’

‘The more grass I grow, the more profit I make’

Farming 50ha in Kilnamartyra, Co. Cork, Ger Dineen and his family have made considerable changes to their suckler-to-beef farm in...

June 9, 2018

Why is reseeding paddocks in spring or early summer better?

Why is reseeding paddocks in spring or early summer better?

Now that we have technically entered summer, farmers can turn their attention to reseeding poor-performing paddocks – if grass supplies...

May 6, 2018

Kerry farmer aims to drive ‘more milk’ from grass

Kerry farmer aims to drive ‘more milk’ from grass

Farming in Castleisland, Co. Kerry, dairy farmer Michael O’Sullivan officially joined the DLF grass partner programme at the initiative’s annual...

April 25, 2018

Why it is important not to forget about reseeding this spring

Why it is important not to forget about reseeding this spring

Reseeding might be the last thing from people’s minds as the rain continues to fall and fodder becomes even more...

April 8, 2018

Grazing infrastructure – if you build it, the cows will come

Grazing infrastructure – if you build it, the cows will come

David Brady, a dairy farmer from Tierlahood, Stradone, Co. Cavan, welcomed over 200 visitors to his farm as part of...

August 31, 2017

Video: Reseeding under the microscope in Mayo

Video: Reseeding under the microscope in Mayo

Reseeding is a costly exercise and it can result in an outlay of approximately €250-350/ac to complete. However, when done...

August 21, 2017

Grass advice: Managing grass quality while the sun shines

Grass advice: Managing grass quality while the sun shines

With the sun on your back – and on the cows’ – dairy farming has to be one of the...

June 20, 2017

5 things you can’t afford to ignore when reseeding

5 things you can’t afford to ignore when reseeding

Reseeding is a costly exercise and it can result in an outlay of approximately €250-350/ac to complete. However, when done...

May 20, 2017

ICSA Knowledge Transfer reseeding demonstration – this Friday

ICSA Knowledge Transfer reseeding demonstration – this Friday

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) is hosting a Knowledge Transfer reseeding demo this Friday, May 12, from...

May 9, 2017

Grass advice: Making the most of your ‘cover’

Grass advice: Making the most of your ‘cover’

A warm weather forecast for this week is going to drive up grass growth rates; it is much needed on some...

May 1, 2017

Spring vs Autumn reseeding – What works best?

Spring vs Autumn reseeding – What works best?

Despite some recent inclement weather, attention at farm level is beginning to switch to turning stock out to grass. Research...

March 25, 2017

Have you used a post-emergence spray on new reseeds?

Have you used a post-emergence spray on new reseeds?

Applying a herbicide to a new grass ley is the most cost-effective spray you will use on that field, according...

September 10, 2016

Top tips for autumn reseeding from Teagasc

Top tips for autumn reseeding from Teagasc

It is vital that reseeding is carried out during August, Teagasc says, due to soil conditions deteriorating as we move...

August 27, 2016

Video: Should more farmers over sow grass seed to maintain sward quality?

Video: Should more farmers over sow grass seed to maintain sward quality?

Reseeding by over sowing is an ideal method to maintain the quality of silage and grazing swards, according to Damian...

July 27, 2016

‘Reseeding is one of the most cost-effective on-farm investments’

‘Reseeding is one of the most cost-effective on-farm investments’

Paddocks with a low proportion of perennial ryegrass are costing farmers up to €300/ha per year due to a loss of grass...

July 20, 2016