silage season

Silage season: Time to get slurry spread

Silage season: Time to get slurry spread

The good weather at the end of last week and into the weekend resulted in a lot of farmers making...

May 17, 2022

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Farmland Episode 5 2022

Farmland Episode 5 2022

On the latest episode of Farmland, Stella Meehan sits down with executive director of the FTMTA, Michael Farrelly and journalist...

April 26, 2022

Machinery Focus: Prepping a Kverneland mower for spring

Machinery Focus: Prepping a Kverneland mower for spring

April is here and in just a few short weeks the farm mower will once again be busy on the...

April 9, 2022

Recent dry spell sees some farmers secure early fodder

Recent dry spell sees some farmers secure early fodder

While conditions may have turned colder, the warm dry-spell over the past week saw farmers in many parts of the...

April 3, 2022

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Family farm favours Fords – Machinery Focus

Family farm favours Fords – Machinery Focus

Agriland visited the farm of the Hurley family in Co. Cork this week where a variety of cost-efficient Ford tractors...

August 21, 2021

Contractors call for realism from frenzied farmers amid hectic 2021

Contractors call for realism from frenzied farmers amid hectic 2021

Contractors have called for realism and a “bit of understanding” from some farmers amid a particularly hectic 2021, with skilled...

August 5, 2021

Minimising contamination of  silage crops

Minimising contamination of silage crops

Soil contamination is something that is not often talked about, but it can have negative impacts on forage intakes and...

July 5, 2021

Weekend weather forecast: Turning unsettled from Saturday evening

Weekend weather forecast: Turning unsettled from Saturday evening

While most areas have been experiencing a predominantly settled period in recent days, albeit with the odd shower, the weather...

June 18, 2021

Heydon: Top safety tips for cutting silage this summer

Heydon: Top safety tips for cutting silage this summer

With agricultural contractors and farmers alike under particular pressure this year to get the silage cut following a late start...

June 8, 2021

Meitheal: Farmers urged to ‘ease off’ on contractors under silage pressure

Meitheal: Farmers urged to ‘ease off’ on contractors under silage pressure

Farmers are being called on to show “meitheal” and ease off on silage contractors who are under significant pressure to...

June 2, 2021

Wilting silage – is it worthwhile?

Wilting silage – is it worthwhile?

Wilting is one of the most important steps when making high quality silage – wilting increases the dry matter (DM)...

May 31, 2021

Why cutting for quality silage is important

Why cutting for quality silage is important

No matter what system is operated on farm, making high quality silage offers many benefits to farmers. In a recent...

May 24, 2021

Top tips for making high-quality silage this season amid poor growth

Top tips for making high-quality silage this season amid poor growth

Last week saw the start of the silage season beginning on many farms across the country and many farmers are...

May 21, 2021

Key management tips on dairy farms for the month of May

Key management tips on dairy farms for the month of May

The month of May is a busy time on many dairy farms with the breeding season in full swing and...

May 18, 2021

Rural road users urged to exercise patience as silage season begins

Rural road users urged to exercise patience as silage season begins

Rural road users are being urged to exercise patience and awareness as this year’s silage season begins. The farm and...

May 5, 2021

Can you answer 8 safety questions ahead of silage season?

Can you answer 8 safety questions ahead of silage season?

As the busy silage season gets underway, all farmers and contractors are being urged to carefully plan their work and...

April 29, 2021

‘All night silage-cutting’ complaint prompts fiery online debate

‘All night silage-cutting’ complaint prompts fiery online debate

A complaint made by a local community page in Co. Down about “all night silage-cutting”, which encouraged members of the...

August 13, 2020

Video: Bringing in the big guns for a 36km round trip in Laois

Video: Bringing in the big guns for a 36km round trip in Laois

An agricultural contractor enlisted the help of an articulated lorry – a Scania – to tackle a long draw silage...

May 25, 2020