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Contents
Editor: Liam de Paor
In-house Editor: Bernie Commins
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Machinery Correspondent: Noel Dunne
Chief Executive: Rebecca Markey
Publisher: David Markey
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Forage & Nutrition
Guide 2018
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Editorial
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Grass grazing palatability key to grassland utilisation success
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Fertiliser: it must be spread evenly
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New technology reduces milk cooling costs
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Leptospirosis: a risk to your herd and your health
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The role of supplementation in the grazing system
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Farm investment as the successor
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Maintaining energy levels at grass to optimise fertility
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AFBIresearchdemonstratespotentialoffieldbeansindairycowdiet
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Weed control on the dairy farm
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The importance of liming
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Machinery news
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Creating the best silage bale
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Expanding the family business
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Efficient,sustainablebeefproduction
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Topical tips for better quality silage