Planning for a successful reseeding period

    Following last year’s drought, most reseeding intentions were cast aside due to grass shortages. Now is an appropriate time to implement reseeding plans, placing particular focus on fields that have little or no rye grasses in the sward.  Choose a suitable grass...

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Ensure grass is fully utilised during peak growth season

Grass is the cheapest form of animal feed for both milk and beef production, and it is essential it is utilised to its full potential during the growing season. May is usually the month of peak grass growth, therefore farmers should use good grassland management...

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Slurry and Fertiliser for Silage

Following on from the growing problems associated with 2018, great care and attention must be paid to your silage programme. Your most important crop for Winter 2019 is your first cut silage in terms of quantity and quality. You may also need to build your silage...

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NPK Application for Grazing

Following good weather in February, March started with heavy rainfall and heavy ground conditions in most areas of the country resulting in animals that were out part time needing to be rehoused with the associated costs. This was disappointing given the...

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NPK Application on Tillage Crops

After a significantly mild autumn, where winter crops were sown in ideal conditions and through a relatively kind winter, most crops are appearing well visually. However, in recent days it can be seen that some crops are turning pale green to yellow in colour, which...

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Target Fertilisers launch #ThatsMyTarget campaign

At Target Fertilisers, we are committed to helping farmers strive for the best they can within their own farm gate. This extends to setting individual goals and targets for their own individual enterprise. Our campaign #ThatsMyTarget encourages...

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Use of CAN (27%) and Urea (46%) for Early Grass Production

When deciding whether to use a Urea or CAN (Calcium Ammonium Nitrate) product, multiple factors should be taken into consideration such as economic, climatic and environmental. Nationally, CAN sales are five times the volume of Urea sales with national Urea sales in...

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Nitrogen Application for Early Grass Production

It’s that time of the year again and farmers are wondering what fertilisers to apply to ensure early grass growth and try to take full advantage of the favourable weather and ground conditions presently. The passing of the date restriction under the Nitrate...

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Excellent yields and return on fodder in Co. Galway

Richard O’Beirne is farming 120 acres in Kilconly, Tuam, Co. Galway. Richard is a well-known, successful cattle breeder, running a herd of pedigree Limousines and a herd of commercial heifers for finishing. For Richard, the benefit of using Target Fertilisers is due...

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