Slurry from 5,000 cattle provides for well-fed crops
Siobhán Walsh
The Kepak farm in Co Meath is using slurry wisely to reduce artificial inputs, reduce emissions and improve sustainability.
28 February 2024 Footprint Farmers
Testing slurry and silage for targeted efficiency
Slurry is both a valuable asset and a potential pollutant. Understanding the composition and quality of your slurry is key to maximising its value while minimising environmental impact.
13 January 2024 Management
Five tips for early season slurry
Where farmers have plans to get early slurry onto grassland this spring, outlined are five things to keep in mind.
Top tips for early spring slurry spreading
The closed period for slurry spreading ends in three weeks' time for counties in zones A and B. Before then, give thought to making best use of slurry with the outlined tips.
20 December 2023 Climate and environment
Options for increasing soiled water storage
Many farms will have to ramp up soiled water storage, as increasing restrictions are being placed on the spreading of soiled water.
21 June 2023 Buildings
Fertiliser for beef farms: hold off or buy?
Adam Woods takes a look at fertiliser prices, fertiliser planning on beef farms and whether to buy or sell at current prices.
22 February 2023 Grass & feeding
Department clarifies deadline for accelerated capital allowance scheme
The Department has sought to reassure farmers that the six month timeframe is due to be extended before the June deadline.
25 January 2023 News
Five tips for slurry spreading in early spring
With the slurry season kicking off next weekend, outlined are some things to keep in mind.
7 January 2023 Management
Agromek 2022: front-mounted slurry tanks all the go
A trend we observed at the show in Denmark was that quite of few of its homegrown slurry equipment manufacturers were offering front mounted slurry tanks.
7 December 2022 Farm machinery
TAMS specifications change for agitation points
The Department of Agriculture has revised recommendations and mandatory actions as TAMS is soon set to close and be replaced by a new capital investment scheme.
18 October 2022 Buildings
Make use of slurry spreading windows before closed period
The deadline for spreading slurry is fast approaching, so farmers should take all opportunities to empty storage tanks before then.
27 September 2022 Management
Five tips for spreading slurry on silage aftermath
Once first-cut silage has been harvested, attention will turn to getting slurry on aftermaths. Outlined are five tips to spreading slurry after silage.
4 June 2022 Management