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Fertilisers should supply nutrients in the correct balance for the crop and the soil fertility level. Soil P and K levels should be at index 3 to maximise grass production – building soil P and K levels can take a number of years. The approach...

Grass growth from the 1st to the 10th of April is usually around 30kgDM/day while at the end of the month it is likely to average 70kg-90DM/day. This means that we often go from a period of grass shortage to surplus very quickly. At this...

Number of straws: it takes about 5.5 straws to end up with one heifer milking in the parlour in 2020. How many heifers do you want entering your herd in 2020? If you want 25 milking heifers then you must use at least 140 dairy...

Having run a short series of talks at the Arrabawn Store Tyone Mills, Nenagh, the Arrabawn Store Athenry and the Arrabawn Store Newport earlier in the summer it has been decided to extend the series of talks for the foreseeable future. The talks have been designed...

Following on from a difficult 2018, silage stocks on farms have run low and farmers must ensure they have a significant buffer of stock to see them through the coming wintering period....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] With the typical 80 cow dairy herd requiring approximately 1000 tonnes silage for a 5 month winter, silage making should be taken seriously. It’s expensive to produce and losses need to be kept to a minimum - it...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] When good growth follows a period of grass shortage, there is the danger of cows eating too much highly digestible, low fibre grass. Too much highly digestible grass can lead to sub-acute rumen acidosis (SARA) especially if there...