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The Grass Week: moderate growth leads to little surplus
Martin Merrick
While soil temperatures have increased marginally, grass growth is still below average for the time of year.
Raining again on St Swithin’s day
17 July 2024 Grass & feeding
Raining again on St Swithin’s day
It's heat rather than rain that is needed to drive growth at the moment, writes Thomas Condon.
Clover scoring on Limerick and Tipperary Footprint farms
17 July 2024 Footprint Farmers
Clover scoring on Limerick and Tipperary Footprint farms
Kelsey Daly writes that in early July, the Irish Farmer Journal visited Footprint farmers Barry Powell and Martin Crowe to conduct clover scoring across paddocks on their dairy farm.
Building up fodder stocks in Laois
The wet weather didn’t deter 200 farmers and industry representatives from attending the Irish Grassland Association summer dairy tour to Laois last week.
17 July 2024 Grass & feeding
Does clover work in Cavan soils?
Teagasc are holding an open day on the clover research work at Ballyhaise in Co Cavan. Aidan Brennan previews some of the research.
17 July 2024 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: growth creeps up but fodder stock low
While still behind the norm for the time of the year, growth has improved over the past two weeks and looks set to improve further.
13 July 2024 Grass & feeding
Sluggish start to July growth
Grass growth remains stubbornly low, though it has improved compared to June, writes Thomas Condon.
10 July 2024 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: more positivity but supplementation still going
While growth has improved over the last week and looks likely to increase further, there is still a large cohort of farmers supplementing stock to dig themselves out of a deficit.
6 July 2024 Grass & feeding
More positive outlook in growth
Farm cover and growth rates are improving, though they are still behind the norm for this time of year.
3 July 2024 Grass & feeding
Delivering the goods in Longford
The O'Neill family hosted an open day, as winners of the 2023 Grassland Farmer of the Year competition.
3 July 2024 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: growth improves but caution still urged
While growth has improved over the last week and looks set to do so again this week, some farms are still at dangerously low average farm covers.
28 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Grass+ Dairy: careful balancing act with grass supplies
While the warm weather has helped to push on growth slightly, the likelihood of a soil moisture deficit creeping in could spell disaster for some.
26 June 2024 Grass & feeding