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Grass10 Newsletter - 23rd March 2021

Get the latest Grass10 update: PastureBase data & Elodie Ruelle’s MoSt Grass Growth Prediction Model, cold weather forecast; Eddie ODonnell, Tipperary on his 2nd rotation grazing plan; Spring Grazing updates from Donal Patton & Barry Reilly, Ballyhaise Research Farm and John Galvin Sustainable GFOTY

View newsletter here: 139th Edition Grass10 Newsletter 23-3-21 (PDF) 

The key messages in this week’s newsletter are:

  • PastureBase data for the week & Elodie Ruelle’s MoSt Grass Growth Prediction Model.  Cold weather on the forecast for the next number of days so very important to walk your farm and establish Average Farm Cover.
  • Eddie O Donnell, Golden, Co. Tipperary discusses his grazing plan as he moves towards the start of the 2nd rotation on his farm. Complete the Grass10 “3 checks” for your farm as you move towards the end of the 1st rotation.
  • A Spring Grazing update from Donal Patton & Barry Reilly from the Ballyhaise Research Farm in Co. Cavan
  • Spring Grazing Update from Grassland Farmer of the Year Sustainable Farming category winner John Galvin, Dunmanway, Co. Cork.
  • A table displaying N,P &K values for slurry samples tested. Strategically applying slurry in the future to reduce chemical N usage will become very important for Irish farmers.

Sean Barry, Disadvantaged Land Category Winner of the 2020 Grassland Farmer of the Year, took over @TeagascGrass10 Twitter and @Teagasc Instagram accounts on Wednesday 24th March last. Sean showcased how he operates the farm in terms of current grazing management, soil fertility, drainage, grazing infrastructure as well as many other topics. Find out more about Seán's farm here