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Farming diversification ideas and information from the Irish Farmers Journal

Information on farming diversification news, ideas and grants.
This week's environment section covers controlling ragwort and a reminder that the hedge row cutting season is not fully open until 31 August.
By Peter Varley on 18 August 2016
An error in the completion of the 2013 and 2014 sheep and goat census resulted in goat numbers being over-calculated by between 3,600 and 4,800 head.
By Darren Carty on 11 August 2016
Farmers and contractors are having great difficulty getting Wild bird covers established due to crow damage after planting.
By Nathan Tuffy on 14 July 2016
Part-time Tipperary farmers found a way to feed multiple calves at once with minimum stress.
By Peter Varley on 19 November 2015
Farmer writes: Cheesemaking from farm to Ploughing
Tom Dinneen writes that his recent foray into the farmhouse cheese business will come to fruition when he showcases his product at this week’s National Ploughing Championships.
By Tom Dinneen on 24 September 2015
Horses can die from eating the helicopter seeds of Sycamore trees as some farmers have unfortunately found out.
By Journal Vet on 13 August 2015
With Ireland facing millions of euro in fines for not meeting our EU renewable targets by 2020, Peter Young takes a look at what needs to be done to promote the sector.
By Peter Young on 13 August 2015
The closing date for the Dairymaster Rural Innovation Awards, Thursday 12 March, is coming fast. The new competition to reward innovation in rural Ireland has a top prize of €15,000 in prizes.
By Peter Young on 26 February 2015
In a welcome change, producers may seek more time to complete investment projects in the 2015 scheme.
By Paul Mooney on 04 December 2014
Off-farm employment growth wiped out during economic crash - Teagasc
Teagasc Rural Development Conference hears that education and skill levels are an important driver of employment.
By Maura Fay on 17 September 2014
CPL Ireland are in the planning phase of building a smokless fuel plant that will bind coal and biomass together. When fully up and running it will take 80,000 tonnes of biomass.
By Peter Varley on 12 June 2014
A new type of silage trailer carried away the €15,000 prize fund for the 2014 JFC Innovation Awards.
By Peter Young on 15 May 2014
The Irish Cattle Foot Trimmers Association are hosting a Seminar on 1st August i...
We complete all paperwork a farmer requires for the Bord Bia Scheme...

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