Grass

FCI wants silage support scheme funds for contractors

FCI wants silage support scheme funds for contractors

The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has welcomed the proposed €100/ha silage-making grant announced by the...

May 3, 2022

Silage support scheme ‘a step in the right direction’ but ‘much more needed’

Silage support scheme ‘a step in the right direction’ but ‘much more needed’

Macra na Feirme has said that a proposed €55 million silage support scheme that is due to be brought to...

May 3, 2022

Proposed silage support scheme welcome ‘but may not be enough’

Proposed silage support scheme welcome ‘but may not be enough’

The announcement of a silage support scheme that could see farmers paid €1,000 to grow the crop has been welcomed...

May 3, 2022

Machinery Focus: Clover-rich swards usher in the belt rake

Machinery Focus: Clover-rich swards usher in the belt rake

Silage production in Ireland has always centred on grass, but should other plant species, such as clover, be more regularly...

April 30, 2022

BPS application reminder – May deadline approaching

BPS application reminder – May deadline approaching

The deadline for application to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) for the 2022 Basic Payment Scheme...

April 28, 2022

First showing for flagship JCB handler at Scotgrass 2022

First showing for flagship JCB handler at Scotgrass 2022

JCB has reserved the first outing of its latest telescopic handler, the TM420S, for Scotgrass which is to be held...

April 27, 2022

ABP Demo Farm: Five cuts of silage with no fertiliser

ABP Demo Farm: Five cuts of silage with no fertiliser

First-cut silage for 2022 got underway on the ABP Demo Farm in Co. Carlow this week when a 9ac field...

April 24, 2022

Fertiliser: ‘Immediate subsidy needed’ as farmers hold back on spending

Fertiliser: ‘Immediate subsidy needed’ as farmers hold back on spending

There are calls for the government to immediately introduce a subsidy for fertiliser and lime over fears of fodder shortages...

April 21, 2022

Pottinger launches new belt-type rake for grassland range

Pottinger launches new belt-type rake for grassland range

Grassland specialist Pottinger has added yet another new product to its grassland range – the new MERGENTO VT 9220 belt-type...

April 20, 2022

Clover walks: Cost of grass increased by 80%, but remains cheapest feed

Clover walks: Cost of grass increased by 80%, but remains cheapest feed

The Teagasc clover walks got underway today (Tuesday, April 5) and Kevin Moran who farms near Tuam in Co. Galway...

April 5, 2022

Multi-Species Swards: Short extension announced for applications

Multi-Species Swards: Short extension announced for applications

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has announced a short extension to the closing date for applications for...

April 4, 2022

Department launches new Red Clover Silage Measure

Department launches new Red Clover Silage Measure

Following on from the package of measures announced last week to provide support to farmers, the Department of Agriculture, Food...

April 1, 2022

Silage losses can equal 40% of the nutritive value of grass

Silage losses can equal 40% of the nutritive value of grass

Iri组sh farmers have been told that silage-feed losses can amount to 40% of the nutritive value contained within...

March 22, 2022

Use of clover can help Ireland achieve a greener future

Use of clover can help Ireland achieve a greener future

Ahead of the day when the world turns green, agri-food scientists are crediting Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick who is...

March 17, 2022

Shalloo to lead Teagasc animal and grass research

Shalloo to lead Teagasc animal and grass research

Teagasc has announced today (Wednesday, March 2) that Dr. Laurence Shalloo will now lead its research and innovation programme focused...

March 2, 2022

Getting cows out to grass this spring

Getting cows out to grass this spring

The weather in January and early February has been quite good, with many farmers able to get cows out to...

February 9, 2022

Developing effective grassland management systems for sheep

Developing effective grassland management systems for sheep

Developing effective grassland management systems for sheep was the theme recently addressed by Dr. Phil Creighton, during his presentation to...

February 8, 2022

Could you identify perennial ryegrass within a sward?

Could you identify perennial ryegrass within a sward?

A leading grassland expert has suggested that significant numbers of sheep and other livestock farmers cannot identify perennial ryegrass and...

February 7, 2022