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Cut higher to boost energy

Producers with significant volumes of poor quality grass sitting in silage clamps could consider supercharging the energy of their maize even further, says Grainseed’s Neil Groom.

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5 tips to help maintain grain quality post-harvest

A strong post-harvest strategy can make or break a successful season.

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Tight end stocks for wheat and barley

Commercial wheat and barley end stocks look tight at the start of the 2021/22 season, says the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. Total imported wheat stood at 2.43Mt – some 331Kt higher than forecasts in May and up 130% from 2019/20.

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Five-point checklist reduces post-harvest maize losses

A five-point checklist aims to help farmers reduce post-harvest losses and lock-in the benefits of maize this autumn.

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High energy maize can help offset low light levels

Poor quality grass could by low light levels this summer could be eased by using maize to boost vital energy in livestock and dairy rations.

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Poor weather drives up commodity prices

Weather and crop conditions are continuing to drive day-to-day movements in grain markets says the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

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Ensure tyres are in good order before harvest

Checking combine harvester tyres before and during harvest is essential to increase operational efficiency and minimise soil compaction.

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Farmers face long delays for harvest workers this summer

Farmers face costly delays in reruiting harvest workers this summer because the government is moving too slowly on seasonal labour rules, says a group of MPs.

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Safety initiative targets farmers ahead of harvest

A new safety campaign aims to stop farmers and farm workers from electrocuting themselves on overhead power lines.

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