Silage

Managing grass growth has been very challenging

Managing grass growth has been very challenging

The sharp spike in grass growth north of Dublin during the first half of May was great news for silage...

June 20, 2022

Application portal for Fodder Support Scheme opens

Application portal for Fodder Support Scheme opens

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has today (Friday, June 17) announced that the online application system...

June 17, 2022

22 years of work for a John Deere forage harvester in Co. Limerick

22 years of work for a John Deere forage harvester in Co. Limerick

It is often the case that a passion for the trade is what gives a business its energy and drives...

June 17, 2022

Case introduces new top end variable chamber balers

Case introduces new top end variable chamber balers

In May, Case brought to the world’s attention the various upgrades it had made to its basic variable chamber baler...

June 9, 2022

IFA county chair calls for announcement of silage support details

IFA county chair calls for announcement of silage support details

The chairperson of an Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) county executive is calling on Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine...

June 7, 2022

Heydon urges farmers to ‘think safety’ over summer months

Heydon urges farmers to ‘think safety’ over summer months

Minister of State with responsibility for farm safety Martin Heydon is urging farmers to keep safety to the forefront of...

June 6, 2022

Opinion: Safety is always in our hands

Opinion: Safety is always in our hands

At this time of the year, safety can often take a back seat within Irish agriculture as many of us...

June 5, 2022

Preparing for second-cut silage

Preparing for second-cut silage

The last number of days and weeks saw the vast majority of farmers move to secure their first cut of...

June 4, 2022

Lobby campaign to prevent fodder shortage in Connacht region

Lobby campaign to prevent fodder shortage in Connacht region

An official lobby campaign has recently been launched to prevent fodder shortages and to demand further government support, according to...

June 2, 2022

Farmers must make 100% of fodder requirement – Patton

Farmers must make 100% of fodder requirement – Patton

Farmers are being warned that they must make 100% of their winter fodder requirements themselves this year, as the cost...

May 25, 2022

Farmland: Dairy advice and the challenges for potato farmers

Farmland: Dairy advice and the challenges for potato farmers

This week’s episode of Farmland, which will be broadcast tomorrow (Tuesday, May 24), discusses producing 100% of winter fodder requirements...

May 23, 2022

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

Dairy farms: Jobs to tick off the May to-do list

Dairy farms: Jobs to tick off the May to-do list

May is a busy month on most dairy farms, with the breeding season in full swing and many farmers planning to harvest...

May 16, 2022

From a teen importing silage wrap to selling agri products in Laois

From a teen importing silage wrap to selling agri products in Laois

When he began selling imported silage wrap at the age of just 16, Co. Laois entrepreneur Noel Walsh already knew...

May 15, 2022

Silage harvesting: Aim for quality over quantity

Silage harvesting: Aim for quality over quantity

Silage season is fast approaching on dairy farms as farmers move to secure the fodder required for the winter months...

May 11, 2022

Call for minister to support struggling dairy farmers

Call for minister to support struggling dairy farmers

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has called on Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue to support dairy...

May 6, 2022

Official fertiliser figures show true impact on sales

Official fertiliser figures show true impact on sales

Official figures from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) show that total Irish fertiliser sales are down...

May 6, 2022

Independent Farmers brand silage support scheme “an insult”

Independent Farmers brand silage support scheme “an insult”

The Independent Farmers Organisation of Ireland has said that the government’s proposed silage support scheme totally ignores the reality of the...

May 5, 2022