Almost 50% cut to profit if derogation is lost
Aidan Brennan
Thomas Condon reports from the Dairygold farm walk on the Goggin farm in Cork where water quality and the impact of the derogation was the centre of attention.
24 April 2024 Grass & feeding
Clover week 2024: top tips for getting clover to work
Aidan Brennan outlines some of the top tips when trying to get clover established in permanent grassland.
20 March 2024 Reseeding
Is red clover a runner this summer?
Aidan Brennan looks at some of the advantages of red clover and some of the things to watch out for when sowing the crop.
Dairy Management: Moorepark, reseeds and water pressure
Aidan Brennan takes a look at what is coming up in the Moorepark open day and what to do with patchy grass seeds
28 June 2023 Management
Seven steps towards more sustainable farming
Aidan Brennan sets out seven steps towards more sustainable farming in Ireland, outlining easy ways farmers can ensure they improve sustainability on their farms.
21 June 2023 Sustainability
Top tips for managing clover swards
Where clover swards have been established on livestock farms in recent years, Kieran Mailey outlines some management steps over the summer.
7 June 2023 Northern Ireland
Getting the most out of clover
Now is the time to start managing clover fields differently to grass-only fields.
10 May 2023 Grass & feeding
Assessing clover to cut nitrogen in north Tipperary
The Irish Farmers Journal carried out clover scoring on Barry Powell's farm last week, Ellen Durkin reports.
26 April 2023 Footprint Farmers
Multispecies swards can grow 14.2 tonnes DM/ha with 73kg of chemical N - Teagasc
The merits of multispecies swards and ongoing research were discussed at the Farming for Soil Health open day at Johnstown Castle last month.
14 April 2023 Soil
Futureproofing the business with clover
Aidan Brennan reports from the Teagasc clover walk held on the O'Connell farm in Cork, where 60% of the grazing platform has good white clover contents.
5 April 2023 Grass & feeding
Oversowing clover does work – new on-farm research
New Teagasc on-farm research shows that there is no difference in clover content between fields that were fully reseeded with grass and clover and fields that were oversown with clover.
29 March 2023 Reseeding
Red clover silage – is it all its cracked up to be?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the issues and some of the advantages of red clover silage.
29 March 2023 Reseeding