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Agri lime – An essential ingredient for soil productivity

Correcting soil pH is the first step to improving soil productivity and exploiting our competitive advantage of maximising the level of grazed grass in animal diets. Trials have shown that by increasing soil pH from 5.5 to 6.3, increased grass production of at least 1.5t DM/ha/year can be achieved, which represents a 7:1 return on [...]

August 18th, 2021|News|

Why cubicle lime is key to mastitis prevention

Good hygiene is crucial over the winter period, especially in dairy herds. During this period, cows are at a high risk of developing mastitis, which is the inflammation of mammary glands or udders. There are two groups most at risk of contracting mastitis; cows that have been recently dried off and cows that are close [...]

December 19th, 2019|Agriculture, Cubicle Lime, News|

Planning is the barrier to spreading lime

On many farms around the country, the spreading of lime has fallen dramatically in the last 30 years. In fact, 65% of farms in Ireland have a soil deficiency according to Teagasc. Optimising Lime For the majority of farmers, they are not optimising lime due to the lack of knowledge around soil testing and pH [...]

August 10th, 2018|Agriculture, News|
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