Category Archives: Farming News

Add Value to your grain with XL Grain

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We are now agents for XL Grain which is new to the Irish market. This product is supplied by Vitalac in France. This is an alkaline grain treatment products which can add significant value to your to your home grown cereals. XL Grain raises both the PH and the protein of the grain allowing you to feed a higher protein product at higher levels without increasing the risk of acidosis in your beef and dairy stock. Call your local advisor today.

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Sowing Spring Crops


The time is fast approaching to sow spring crops for Harvest 2018. As always Quinns are stocking a wide range of cereal and bean varieties from the Department of agriculture recommended lists. It is important not only to choose the right crop but also the right variety for your farm.

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Heifer Rearing – Key Targets and Planning


Heifer Rearing – Key Targets and Planning, Replacement heifers are the future of every dairy herd. Now that we are in non-quota era, the long term nancial penalties of a poor heifer rearing programme are crippling. The net cost of rearing a replacement heifer on your farm is estimated to be approximately €1,500 per head by Teagasc. A heifer that calves down at 30 months will cost the farmer an extra €400 per head for that delay of 6 months, these costs spiral out of control when you start looking at multiples so therefore it’s important to keep to a rm plan.

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Farm Safely – Please watch newly launched video sponsored by Quinn’s The independent agri merchants group Acorn (of which Quinns is a member) have sponsored a ‘Farm Safely’ video which was recently launched as a worthy initiative from CBS Roscommon. There are contributions by rugby player Sean O Brien and Michael Healy Rae (yes the […]

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