NEWS
Agri-innovators sought for Ploughing 2019
This year’s National Ploughing Championships will take place at Ballintrabe, Fenagh, Co Carlow.
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Fields drying up as some farmers wait for rain
Soil moisture deficits are running above 25mm in most parts of the country which is having an impact on growth rates.
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DAIRY
Ireland waiting for terms of €50m Brussels beef fund - Varadkar
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was speaking in the Dáil on Tuesday about the Brexit beef fund.
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Aim beef compensation at genuine farmers, Tipperary IFA meeting told
How to split up the €100m Brexit beef fund was the main focus of discussion at the North Tipperary IFA meeting in Nenagh on Tuesday night.
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SPONSORED
Feed additive lifts cow fertility and health
Co Limerick dairy farmer Ned Frost credits a feed additive with improving herd health while simultaneously lifting fertility in his 180-cow Holstein Friesian herd.
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The long-term solution for dock control
Where docks are a problem in silage swards, it pays to control them before the silage is cut. When it comes to your choice of herbicide, DoxstarPro is a highly effective product for controlling docks.
Smart Farming Improving farm returns enhancing the environment
Smart Farming recently won the inaugural Talamh Agri-Innovation sustainability award at the RDS Spring Awards, which was accepted by the IFA and EPA.
10 tips for choosing the right Farm Insurance
If you’re shopping around for a new farm insurance policy, you’ll want to get more cover for less. Before you buy, ask yourself a few questions to make sure you’re getting everything you need and want
MACHINERY
In pictures: standout machines at Balmoral 2019
Gary Abbott outlines some of the standout machines at this year’s Balmoral show.
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Farm vouchers to promote use of contractors' precision agriculture
The farm machinery industry and contractor interests across Europe have made a proposal to implement a voucher system to encourage smaller farmers to access precision agriculture technologies.
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TILLAGE
Hands-free hectare becomes hands-free farm
Harper Adams University and Precision Decisions created a ‘hands-free hectare’ in 2016.
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Listen: promising crops in Co Donegal
Stephen Robb talks to Donegal From the Tramlines farmer David Moody about the progress of this year’s winter and spring crops.
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