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FORAGE AND NUTRITION Guide 2017
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CONTENTS
Editor: Liam de Paor
Design: Oisín de Bhál
Advertising Manager: John Sheehan
Editorial Manager: Kennas Fitzsimons
Chief Executive: Rebecca Markey
Publisher: David Markey
Accounts: Tricia Murtagh
Administration & Subscriptions: Sue Nolan
Publishers: IFP Media
Forage & Nutrition Guide 2016,
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Editorial.
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Machinery news.
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Where there's grass, there's money.
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Wearable technology improving farming in the
Golden Vale.
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Back to basics with lime.
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Film & Film wrapping system doubles output.
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Slurry management ­ getting more from your slurry.
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Investigating the potential of a high-output, spring-
calving, milk-production system.
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Spreading urea ­ a bigger challenge.
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Benefits of farm financial management and building a
resilient business.
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Developing your farm's true potential.
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Insulate your farm against price volatility with good
silage.
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Minimising silage waste.
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Feed-e cient beef cattle.
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Investing the potential of multi-species swards in sheep
production.
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