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Grass10 Newsletter - 12 October 2021

13 October 2021
Type Newsletter

Information and updates from the Grass10 team

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The key messages in this week’s newsletter are:

  • PastureBase Ireland data for the week for both Dairy and Beef & Sheep farms. Elodie Ruelle’s MoSt Grass Growth Prediction Model 
  • Dairy farmer Oisin Gallen from Co. Donegal updates us on his grazing situation as he moves through his final grazing rotation.
  • Grass10 Grazing tips for the week plus Picking Your Paddocks to Graze this autumn
  • Sheep Autumn Closing Guidelines from Philip Creighton, Teagasc Athenry, Co. Galway
  • GFOY update from Caroline Walsh, Co. Cork - Dairy Category & Overall Winner
  • Information on the upcoming “Taking control of grass supply on Beef & Sheep Farms” webinar on Thursday, 14 October. 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. 

The 2021 Grassland Farmer of the Year has been launched and the competition is now open for entries (see attached). 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.