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Time to Get Your Grass Tested? Here’s How With Dairygold

Dairygold Agri Business have grass testing available, where either individuals can take their grass samples themselves or a Sampler can be sent out on farm to take samples using a…

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The Facts on Applying Lime

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Grassland Weed Control

Liam Stack, M.Sc.Ag Weeds within your pasture compete with grass for nutrients.  A field of grass infested with 20% docks may produce the same tns DM as a field of…

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Why You Should Get Your Soil Tested with Dairygold

The Health of Our Soils By Rósín O’Donnell, B.Agr.Sc, Dairygold Agri Business Graduate 0867938408 As an industry we are striving to grow more grass in a sustainable manor. Grass is…

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It’s Time to Check Your Slats – Farm Safety

Catherine Hurley, B.Agr.Sc, Agri Sales Support Advisor Slats and manhole covers are not lifetime items, they need to be replaced before they fail. The expected lifespan of them is about…

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How To Manage Worms On Your Farm

Summer Worms Worms at grass across the summer months; Gut worms (Ostertagia) Lung worms; Lung worms can occur anytime cattle are at grass, outbreaks trend to occur when a dry…

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How to Fill a Grass Deficit

Liam Stack, Ruminant Technical Manager The current soil moisture deficit in the Dairygold areas ranges from 30 to 70 mm, according to figures from Met Eireann. There is some rain…

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Good Quality Silage Starts with Good Quality Grass

Testing grass before cutting for silage is crucial and has a direct effect on silage quality. Farmers should target a High Sugar content and Low Nitrogen content when harvesting. As…

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Now that the closed period is over… should I spread?

Our fertiliser world is a changing. We now need to focus more on nitrogen use efficiency, ammonia and nitrous oxide emissions. As part of their marginal abatement curve Teagasc have…

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Maximise the Early Season Supply Bonus By Using Milk Replacer

On average a Dairygold dairy farmers supply 1%, 3% and 9% of their annual milk supply in the months of January, February and March respectively. Milk supplied in these months…

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