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Grass10 Newsletter - 5th October 2021


Get the latest news & updates from the Grass10 team in this week's newsletter including: Weekly PastureBase data; grazing tips; farm & research updates; Upcoming Beef & Sheep Webinar: Taking control of grass supply on beef and sheep farms and 2021 Grassland Farmer of the Year competition launched

View newsletter here 167th Edition Grass10 Newsletter 5-10-21 (PDF)

The key messages in this week’s newsletter are: 

  • PastureBase Ireland data for the week for both Dairy & Beef and Sheep farms, plus Elodie Ruelle’s MoSt Grass Growth Prediction Model.  
  • Dairy farmers Brendan & Mary Sheridan, Co. Waterford update us on their current grass situation
  • Grass10 Grazing tips for the week plus Picking Your Paddocks to Graze this autumn
  • Update from the Ballyhaise Research Farm, Co. Cavan from Donal Patton and Barry O’Reilly
  • GFOY update from Thomas Hogan, Cattle (Suckler) Category Winner
  • Upcoming Beef & Sheep Webinar: Taking control of grass supply on beef and sheep farms

The Grass10 & PastureBase webinar titled ‘Taking control of grass supply on beef and sheep farms’  will take place on Thursday 14th Oct at 7pm. We will be joined on the night by former GFOY Winners; Beef farmer Trevor Boland, Co. Sligo and Sheep farmer Tomas O’Leary, Co. Kerry to discuss their plans for the final grazing rotation. For more info and to register click here:  https://bit.ly/G10webinars

The 2021 Grassland Farmer of the Year has been launched and the competition is now open for entries. This competition recognises and rewards farmers who are growing and utilising high quantities of grass in a sustainable way on their farms. There are several categories and prizes. To enter for more information go to: Grassland farmer of the year 2021 Competition

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Grass10 programme - Teagasc, The Department of Agriculture, Grassland Agro, AIB, FBD and The Irish Farmers Journal.