Weekend weather: changeable with heavy showers and some dry spells
Niamh Murphy
Met Éireann has forecast mixed and changeable weather for the weekend, with longer spells of rain at times, some heavy. There will be dry spells too with sunshine, and it will become drier early next week.
3 January 2024 Management
Beef Management: soil sampling, 2023 accounts and fresh feed
Adam Wood takes a look at soil sampling, 2023 profit monitor completion and keeping fresh feed in front of animals.
5 July 2023 Management
Dairy Management: grass growth, DNA and cost control
Aidan Brennan says that soil moisture deficits haven't gone away and grass quality is still very poor.
Beef Management: grass and worm explosion needs to be dealt with
Adam Woods takes a look at grassland management, worm control and how to sign up to the new national genotyping programme.
21 June 2023 Management
Top tips for stretching grass covers until growth rates recover
Rain over the past week will help grass growth, but grazing swards will be slow to recover. Until then, Kieran Mailey outlines six tips to stretch grazing covers.
21 June 2023 Northern Ireland
Beginner's guide to grass budgeting
Grass budgeting is a great way to manage grazing swards. Kieran Mailey outlines some steps for beginners.
Dairy management: magic day approaching
With a lift in grass growth rates now evident everywhere, Aidan Brennan says it’s time to be thinking about reducing supplement.
10 April 2023 Management
High soil temperatures driving good growth rates
Soil temperatures are running 2.5 degrees higher than normal, leading to high grass growth rates. Martin Merrick and Aidan Brennan write.
12 October 2022 Grass & feeding
Rain a welcome relief to many but growth still sluggish
Many say that you should never look for rain in Ireland, because when it comes it usually doesn’t know when to stop.
17 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Déjà vu for regions in a grass deficit
Severe soil moisture deficits means that many farms will be in drought mode by the end of the heatwave this week.
10 August 2022 Grass & feeding
Beef management: autumn liming to drive spring grass growth
Liming in autumn will correct soil pH over winter and boost grass growth next spring.
28 September 2021 Grass & feeding
BEEP weighing results in on Tullamore Farm
Adam Woods checks in with Tullamore Farm manager Shaun Diver to see what’s been happening on-farm this week.
20 August 2021 Management