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Fertiliser for grazing paddocks across the main grazing season

Liam Stack, M.Agr.Sc, Technical Manager for Dairygold Agri Business To grow grass across the summer we need to spread 1 unit of nitrogen a day or 30 units a month….

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Fertiliser after round bales – put back in what your take off

Liam Stack, M.Agr.Sc, Technical Manager for Dairygold Agri Business 4-5 bales/acre will remove around 6-8 units of P/ac and 40-50 units of K/ac.   Farmers have found soil K indexes…

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Dairygold Sustainable Fertilisers

Liam Stack, M.Agr.Sc, Technical Manager for Dairygold Agri Business   Protected Ureas: Protected Urea products are c.10% cheaper per kg of N when compared to CAN. Teagasc research has shown…

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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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Replenish Land After Taking Out Surplus Bales

Liam Stack, M.Agr.Sc, Ruminant Technical Manager After taking out surplus grass as bales, it’s important to replace what we’ve taken out in terms of N, P + K to ensure…

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How to Make Good Quality Bales

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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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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Mid Season Fertiliser Requirements

Fertiliser Requirements mid-season. The capability of grass to grow is compromised if its requirements for major elements such as Phosphorus, Potassium and Sulphur are not met. Phosphorus Requirements: Do you…

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How higher DMD silage can save you money

Catherine Hurley, B.Ag.Sc. What is the country’s largest and most important harvest? Tillage farmers might disagree, but the answer is grass, the crop that is the staple diet for the…

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