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Silage: Are you planning on a third cut this year?

Silage: Are you planning on a third cut this year?

After a challenging spring and early summer, some farmers chose to harvest first-cut silage early and aim for a third...

July 26, 2021

Slurry and fertiliser: What to spread and where to spread it

Slurry and fertiliser: What to spread and where to spread it

Slurry and chemical fertilisers are the two main components used on Irish farms to improve or maintain soil fertility and,...

July 18, 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

Online slurry movement recording system ‘premature’

Online slurry movement recording system ‘premature’

The launch of an online system for recording slurry movement is ‘premature’ according to the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA). The...

June 17, 2021

Making the most of slurry to replenish lost nutrients

Making the most of slurry to replenish lost nutrients

Whether it be saving first-cut silage or taking paddocks out of the rotation, it is important not to forget the...

May 19, 2021

Teagasc issues advice on organic fertiliser management

Teagasc issues advice on organic fertiliser management

Earlier today, Teagasc launched five ‘factsheets’ advising farmers on how to improve and maintain water quality in and around their...

March 23, 2021

Easyfix acquires the ‘Aeromix’ slurry management system  

Easyfix acquires the ‘Aeromix’ slurry management system  

Ballinasloe-based Easyfix, a leading manufacturer of livestock comfort products, has announced the acquisition of Ameram Slurry Limited’s Aeromix system with...

March 13, 2021

How to make the most effective use of spring N

How to make the most effective use of spring N

Weather and ground conditions have halted or delayed the spreading of slurry in the two open zones. But once conditions...

January 30, 2021

Why milk 2 cows when one Holstein will do?

Why milk 2 cows when one Holstein will do?

Co. Down dairy farmer Charlie Weir is in the middle of his second year as chairman of Holstein Northern Ireland...

January 28, 2021

Teagasc launches ‘Slurry Spreader Calibration Calculator’

Teagasc launches ‘Slurry Spreader Calibration Calculator’

Teagasc has launched a digital tool aimed at assisting farmers in applying slurry using low-emission slurry spreading (LESS) equipment. The...

January 27, 2021

Farmers urged to think ‘SAFE’ as slurry spreading period approaches

Farmers urged to think ‘SAFE’ as slurry spreading period approaches

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) is urging the region’s farmers to take simple safety measures when...

January 26, 2021

Adhere to buffer zones during the slurry spreading season

Adhere to buffer zones during the slurry spreading season

Farmers must adhere to prescribed buffer zones while spreading slurry throughout the year, according to Teagasc dairy advisor Stuart Childs....

January 25, 2021

Take care when emptying your slurry tanks in the coming days and weeks

Take care when emptying your slurry tanks in the coming days and weeks

The slurry season for 2021 has begun in two of the three zones, with many farmers now rushing to empty...

January 15, 2021

Open season: When can you start spreading slurry?

Open season: When can you start spreading slurry?

The end of the closed period for slurry spreading, chemical fertiliser and farmyard manure is in sight, with spreading once...

January 10, 2021

Contractors: Safety at slurry needs to be top priority in 2021

Contractors: Safety at slurry needs to be top priority in 2021

All contractors have been called on by the Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) to ensure that...

January 7, 2021

Reducing protein levels in dairy cow diets has tremendous potential

Reducing protein levels in dairy cow diets has tremendous potential

The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland, in conjunction with the European Milk Forum, recently hosted a webinar highlighting the impact...

December 31, 2020

GPS: ‘I’m now spending less time in the field – to get the job done’

GPS: ‘I’m now spending less time in the field – to get the job done’

Reducing the carbon footprint from spreading slurry is a real challenge for farmers. That’s according to Vantage Ireland’s James Murphy....

July 28, 2020

Farmers reminded: ‘Just one lungful of slurry gas can kill’

Farmers reminded: ‘Just one lungful of slurry gas can kill’

There are additional risks just now with farmers and contractors busy working with animals, making silage and spreading fertiliser and...

June 24, 2020