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Wet and windy weather is having an impact on crops

The extremely wet and windy weather over the last couple of weeks has delayed fertiliser and spray applications. Crops have begun looking for nitrogen and as daylight hours are longer it is essential to apply fertiliser onto crops as soon as ground conditions allow.

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"For peace of mind keep AsGold on hand to keep scours at bay," Una Hickey, Volac manager.

Scour risk rises

Scour risk rises as winter turns to spring due to the sheer number of young stock passing through busy rearing and lambing pens.

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UFU opposed to inspection plans

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) says dairy farmers in Northern Ireland are strongly opposed to Red Tractor’s plans to introduce unannounced inspections and have made their concerns known directly to the farm quality assurance body.

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Udder Health Can Have a Significant Effect on Reproductive Efficiency

Effect of udder health on fertility

As we strive to improve reproductive efficiency on farm, one area to consider is udder health. The economic impact of mastitis results in loss of milk production, increased veterinary medicines usage and higher culling rates, however it’s effect on reproduction should not be overlooked.

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Brexit solution does not lie in Brussels

Over the years I have covered many events in Brussels. Milk quotas coming and going; four or five big CAP reforms; the start and end of BSE – the list is endless. I was even there when prime ministerial hopeful – or should that be wishful – Boris Johnson was the Daily Telegraph’s man in Brussels.

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GrassCheck Pilot Farmers and AgriSearch and AFBI staff involved in the project.

Grasscheck returns for 2019

The first GrassCheck bulletin of 2019 is being published this week. Grass growth and quality data along with meteorological data from dairy, beef and sheep farms spread right across Northern Ireland will feed into the AgriSearch and AFBI led GrassCheck initiative.

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