Straw

Beef focus: Winter finishing on straw bedding in Laois

Beef focus: Winter finishing on straw bedding in Laois

Raymond and Richard Carter are mixed tillage and beef farmers based just outside Stradbally in Co. Laois. The father-and-son duo...

November 13, 2021

Carbon neutrality should be feasible for many Irish tillage farmers

Carbon neutrality should be feasible for many Irish tillage farmers

Teagasc is advising tillage farmers that achieving carbon neutrality within their businesses should be a feasible objective within a reasonable...

September 20, 2021

Video: Firefighters called out to tackle bale blaze in Meath

Video: Firefighters called out to tackle bale blaze in Meath

Firefighters were called out to tackle a large blaze of straw bales in Meath over the weekend, with some startling...

September 7, 2021

Milk producers commit to home-grown wheat and barley for straw value

Milk producers commit to home-grown wheat and barley for straw value

Increasing numbers of dairy farmers in Northern Ireland seem committed to growing their own acreages of wheat and barley. But...

September 6, 2021

Pics: How is Harvest 2021 progressing in the south?

Pics: How is Harvest 2021 progressing in the south?

Harvest 2021 is progressing well – with 60% completed in the south of the country to date – and the...

August 26, 2021

Straw prices: What’s the current market like for bales?

Straw prices: What’s the current market like for bales?

Following a balmy week or two across the country, weather conditions were perfect for baling – with straw bales appearing...

July 27, 2021

Pics: Harvest season motors on with top cutting conditions

Pics: Harvest season motors on with top cutting conditions

Harvest 2021 is motoring along nicely, with top weather conditions aiding the earlier cuts and decent quality in the grain....

July 23, 2021

Straw market to remain buoyant

Straw market to remain buoyant

Teagasc tillage advisors are confirming that the Irish straw market will remain buoyant over the coming months. Many cereal growers,...

July 13, 2021

Straw incorporation boosts  soil health according to farmers

Straw incorporation boosts soil health according to farmers

Straw incorporation was the focus of this year’s Irish Tillage and Land Use Society (ITLUS) summer conference. The event was...

June 7, 2021

Farmers urged to ‘carefully assess’ details on straw measure

Farmers urged to ‘carefully assess’ details on straw measure

Farmers are being urged to “carefully assess” the details of the Straw Incorporation Measure (SIM), which opened for applications today...

March 22, 2021

Straw Incorporation Measure to open for applications today

Straw Incorporation Measure to open for applications today

The new Straw Incorporation Measure is expected to be opened for tillage farmers today (Monday, March 22) – with applications to...

March 22, 2021

Clarity urged on details of new Straw Incorporation Measure

Clarity urged on details of new Straw Incorporation Measure

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has been called on to provide details about the new Straw...

March 5, 2021

Contractors seek baling compensation in proposed straw chopping scheme

Contractors seek baling compensation in proposed straw chopping scheme

The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has called on Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine...

January 28, 2021

Irish Grain Growers: Straw chopping scheme ‘needs to be workable’

Irish Grain Growers: Straw chopping scheme ‘needs to be workable’

The €10 million straw chopping scheme set out for tillage farmers needs to be workable – but represents a welcome...

January 22, 2021

Ploughing in straw: What’s all that about?

Ploughing in straw: What’s all that about?

The decision by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue to financially support the chopping of straw and...

January 4, 2021

Straw to get the chop in tillage scheme

Straw to get the chop in tillage scheme

In last week’s budget, Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue, dedicated €10 million of the €79 million set aside for agri-environmental...

October 23, 2020

Straw prices: Variation in prices as many store

Straw prices: Variation in prices as many store

As is usual, there is a large variation in prices across the country and prices are keenest in the south-east...

October 3, 2020

Chopping straw in difficult harvest conditions

Chopping straw in difficult harvest conditions

As the harvest drags on for many, straw is becoming difficult to save and while demand is there for straw...

September 9, 2020