Getting your 2024 Fertiliser Order Right
The fertiliser you order for and spread in 2024 should be driven by the nutrient allowances your farm has. In 2024, with the newly introduced fertiliser register, this will become…View Post >
Don’t Forego Circa 2000 Euro Of Milk Margin After Feed Cost From Here To Drying Off!!!
Her race is nearly ran! Its been a slog, especially of late but the average cow has still c. 500-700 litres more to give. Milk price this year is…View Post >
Know Your Dates! Fertiliser Register Is Now Open!
The Veterinary Medicinal Products, Medicated Feed and Fertilizer Regulation Bill 2023 is now signed into law. It has passed all stages of the Oireachtas and has been signed by the…View Post >
Nutrition Matters- The rain has fallen. Hopefully now it wont forget to stop!
The rain has fallen. Hopefully now it wont forget to stop!! But grass growth should be good and our nutritional priorities for the summer will be to maintain grass quality,…View Post >
Fertiliser Choice And Soil Chemical Health
Fertiliser Choice And Soil Chemical Health As part of the European Green Deal we must reduce our chemical Nitrogen application by 20%. Reduced nitrogen application and reduced profits at farm…View Post >
Is Maize Silage An Option To Replace Grass Silage?
Maize silage yield varies year to year from lows of 18T per acre to highs of 25T per acre. This year maize is looking good so strong yields are expected….View Post >
Is Whole Crop An Option To Replace Grass Silage?
Assuming your wholecrop silage yields 10T per acre and is 35% DM then every acre has the potential to feed 3 cows over a 3 month winter. How does wholecrop…View Post >
Planning Ahead For Next Winter
Very dry weather in early June has led to increased concentrate feeding levels at farm level and in some cases, silage made with next winter in mind had to be…View Post >
Low milk proteins are signs that your cows are NOT on a rising plane of nutrition
As cows approach the breeding season, they need to be on a rising plane of nutrition. Low milk proteins are signs that your cows are NOT on a rising…View Post >
Feeding Cull Cows
Cows that have been scanned as not in calf should be marked for culling. Suckler cows: If you’re finishing these off grass, consider weaning the calves early. Once the…View Post >