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Dairy

In this section you will find up to date articles on Dairy farming news and best practices. We would also welcome your feedback, suggestions and ideas about how we may improve or further develop this section.

Dairy

Farmland Management

Guide to Catch Crops

James Bourke B.Agr.Sc has given a breakdown of the most popular catch crops this 2018, Westerwolds and Forage Brassicas. Click Read More to see more information.

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Reseeding Update | Pierce Breen, Pallasgreen | 26th July 2018

Although farming is facing many uncertainties at the moment, this is an opportune time to upgrade those old and poached fields and give them a new lease of life. A devastating spring and a drought driven summer has led to many fields being damaged to such a state that reseeding is the only option. This month we will look at the farm of Pierce Breen, Pallasgreen

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Spring Fertiliser Advice by John Maher, Teagasc Grass 10 Manager

John Maher, Teagasc Grass 10 Manager, Moorepark has given fertiliser advice for application of N, P and K fertiliser this challenging spring.

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Chemical Control of Ragwort in Grassland

Shane Cotter, Dairygold Grassland Specialist gives some key pointers on controlling Ragwort in grassland this Spring. For more information contact Shane on 087-0671246.

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Developing Your Fertiliser Plan

Click Read More for a brief overview on what key things to look out for this spring when preparing your fertiliser plan. We have provided some examples of fertiliser plans also.

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Guidelines for making good quality baled silage

The principles of making baled silage are the same as pit silage: 1) Remove all air and maintain air-free through to feedout 2) Reduce silage pH (level determined by the…

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