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Beef
Five tips to stretch grass covers for grazing
Kieran Mailey
Grazing management has become challenging for many farms as wet weather has left ground soft and growth rates are below demand. Outlined are some tips to stretching grass covers.
14 June 2024 News
Weekend weather: changeable with heavy showers and some dry spells
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.
12 June 2024 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: weather and income insurance
It would be a pity if the report of the Food Vision tillage group was left to gather dust as the party political machines prepare for the looming general election.
Almost 50% cut to profit if derogation is lost
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.
12 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Tillage Management: fungicides and farm walks
There is plenty to be done on tillage farms at present. Spraying fungicides is one of the priority jobs on a number of crops.
12 June 2024 Husbandry
Cold and wet conditions raise pneumonia and tetany risks
Suckler cows in milk and young calves will be at increased risk of grass tetany and pneumonia as cold, wet weather persists.
11 June 2024 Management
Bean crops due a fungicide in the coming days
Spring beans are generally treated with a fungicide at the start of flowering to prevent disease building up on the crop.
11 June 2024 News
Five tips for reseeding grassland
Reseeding unproductive swards offers a good return on investment. Outlined are five tips for reseeding.
8 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Mastitis: a summer problem on suckler farms
Adam Woods takes a look at mastitis prevention and control ahead of the peak season for mastitis cases on suckler farms.
Setting up for success with sheep dipping facilities
While being one of the most effective controls of external parasites for sheep, dipping is both a laboursome and dangerous task, though steps can be taken to reduce risks and labour.
5 June 2024 Buildings
A deserving Champions cup for Coughlan's
Shanon Kinahan reports from a the Irish Vendéen Sheep Society All-Irelands in Athenry
5 June 2024 Pedigree
JALEX jolt for biggest and best sale yet
Shanon Kinahan has all the details you need for the upcoming sale of almost 300 Commercial Cattle at the JALEX on farm auction.
5 June 2024 Pedigree