Impact of dry weather on County Meath farmer
Barry O'Sullivan's farm in County Meath has been impacted by the current dry weather. Barry gives an overview of the management decisions he has had to make to manage grass and cow performance
Grass10 Weekly Update - 26th May
Grass10 update this week has information on: PastureBase Ireland current performance; Areas that have received rain/heavy soils; Growth has reduced due to Soil Moisture Deficit; Options to hold rotation and match growth & demand; Soil Moisture Deficit (SMD) report.
Safety at Silage Appeal
The months of May, June, July and August coincide with peak harvesting and transporting of silage on Irish farms. There is extra machinery on our roads and farms so extra caution is needed by all parties
Grass10 Weekly Update - 19th May
Grass10 update this week has information on: Current PastureBase performance; Predicted Growth Model; Heavy soils & farms that received rain; Farms where growth is declining due to SMD; Soil moisture deficit data.
Instagram Live with Teagasc Grass10 & PastureBase Ireland
John Douglas Grass10, and Micheal O’Leary PastureBase Ireland, were on hand on the Teagasc Instagram account to answer questions which farmers had in relation to grazing management and using PastureBase at this time of year.
Grass10 Weekly Update - 12th May
Grass10 update this week has information on: Current PastureBase performance; Predicted Growth Model; Grass quality rewarding farmers; Upcoming Calf to Beef & Sheep Social Media Takeovers & Dealing with a soil moisture deficit.
10 steps to making better quality silage
Silage makes up a least a quarter of the annual diet on most beef and dairy farms. Quality ranges from 58% to 78% dry matter digestibility (DMD) nationally, but average quality remains poor at around 65% DMD. What can be done to improve average quality?
Docks have the capability of producing over 60,000 seeds per mature plant. Docks need to be controlled as they will reduce grass production; they are unpalatable and will reduce silage quality.
Grass10 Weekly Update - 5th May
Grass10 update this week has information on: Current PastureBase performance; Predicted Growth Model; Walk the farm– keep the right grass ahead of livestock; slurry and fertiliser messages & more.
Grass10 Weekly Update - 28 April
Grass10 update this week has information on: PastureBase performance; rain is forecast - walk the farm and monitor growth; fertiliser and slurry message & more.
Grass10 Weekly Update
GRASSLAND: Grass10 update this week has information on - PastureBase performance, Take off in growth- make the key decisions; Grass Report on PBI App & Current Fertiliser Strategy.
GRASSLAND: Reseeding will Increase the overall productivity of the farm - sales, farm output & silage production.
Grass10 Weekly Update - 14 April 2020
GRASSLAND: Grass 10 update this week has information on - PastureBase Performance, Predicted Growth Current Pre-Grazing and Cover/LU Targets and Increasing Demand to Maintain Grass Quality on Farms.
Grass10 Weekly Update - April 7th
GRASSLAND: Grass10 update this week has information on - Pasturebase Ireland performance for the last 7 days; Starting the second rotation; Dealing with surplus grass on farms.