IFA calls for BEEP-S and sheep welfare testing flexibility
Deadline extensions to BEEP-S and the Sheep Welfare Scheme testing measures are being sought.
Aurivo donates €40,000 to guide dog charity
The co-op’s employees raised the funds by hosting fundraising events and through direct donations, which are being used to train guide dog Rivo.
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Dave Moloney - Green Cert student experience
“My only regret is that I didn’t do it years ago” says Dave Moloney about the Teagasc part-time Level 6 specific purpose certificate in farming course he completed at Teagasc Macroom.
Easyjet drops carbon offset scheme
The international airline has confirmed that it will focus on technologies that lower emissions within its own business.
Sinn Féin would not cut national herd to reduce emissions
Sinn Féin commented that it would be unfair to place the burden of emissions reductions on individual farmers or even on specific sectors within the industry.
Beef and sheep farmers can’t ‘carry the load’ on climate action – ICSA
The ICSA has outlined a series of demands for beef farmers when it comes to proposals on how they might support emissions reduction measures.
In pictures: bullocks hit €3/kg in Elphin
Adam Woods reports from Wednesday’s special sale of bullocks in Elphin Mart, Co Roscommon.
Camera at the Mart: Blue weanlings break €5.00/kg in Carnew
Barry Murphy reports from Carnew Mart's second weanling show and sale of the year.
Camera at the Mart: plainer cattle an easier trade in Carrigallen
Adam Woods reports from Carriagllen Mart’s Monday night general cattle sale.
Sheep mart watch: little change as numbers ease back
The trade for well-fleshed lambs is solid, while some mart managers report lambs lacking significant flesh meeting a stickier trade.
Grassland management: dealing with the aftermath of rain
Widespread heavy rain across the country on Friday and more rain in the forecast for the next few days means land is getting wet.
Listen: Farm Tech Talk - suckler cow premium and managing nutrients
The Ploughing is over and now the budget is over so what does it all mean for farmers as September comes to an end for another year?
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Grazon Pro - ideal spot treatment for a wide range of difficult to control weeds
Where weeds such as nettles, thistles, briars and docks are present at fencelines, field boundaries and driveways, Grazon Pro is a very effective spot treatment.
Farmers locked up with TB to buy in cattle with ‘veterinary guidance’
The Department of Agriculture has made a series of proposals to farm organisations on how it plans to eradicate TB.
Virtually no limits for MSD
The announcement will combine nicely with their Sensehub collars, which are gaining traction in the dairy sector of late.
Sheep Management: ram breeding concerns, health risks and SWS tasks
Breeding is around the corner for many flocks, and plans should now be at an advanced stage including the flock breeding policy.
‘Compromise’ to see over 170,000 cattle to be TB tested twice yearly
The change is to see cattle over the age of 36 months which have not been tested within the six months prior to sale needing a test before leaving the farm or within a month of transfer.
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Dave Moloney - Green Cert student experience
“My only regret is that I didn’t do it years ago” says Dave Moloney about the Teagasc part-time Level 6 specific purpose certificate in farming course he completed at Teagasc Macroom.
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Watch: moving towards a more responsible approach to parasite control
Pre-housing protection from post-housing welfare issues with Norbrook.
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Are you Ireland’s best new entrant farm business?
The annual Teagasc NEWBIE new entrant to agriculture competition aims to highlight the innovation and entrepreneurialism in the agriculture sector.
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Small businesses in Ireland will have a chance to promote themselves at the Ploughing
The National Ploughing Championships, which run from 20 to 22 September in Ratheniska, will feature the Local Enterprise Village, designed for small businesses to gain new customers and grow their enterprise.
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No problem in funding or supporting the AD sector – Green Party minister
Green Party Minister of State Ossian Smyth has said that anaerobic digestion is a well-understood technology and that there won’t be a problem in funding or supporting the sector.
Cross-border trade ‘black hole’ in fertiliser register plans
The Irish Co-operative Organisation Society and Teagasc shared their views on the Department of Agriculture’s planned fertiliser register with TDs and senators.
Beef demand falls in Britain but rises in China
Retail demand in Britain falls due to consumer price inflation and return to normal in the hospitality and catering sectors.
Aldi ‘extremely disappointed’ with protesting egg producers
IFA poultry committee vice-chair Brendan Soden says retailers “dictate what everybody else gets down the supply chain” and warned that the protests will continue through the night.
M-Tec Engineering unveils livestock trailer range
Cavan manufacturer M-Tec Engineering unveiled its livestock trailer range as part of this year’s Innovation Arena at the Ploughing.
Kubota opens new European Parts Centre in France
Kubota recently officially opened a new European Parts Centre in Thionville, a city located in the French department of Moselle.
Budget 2023: no VRT increase and extension of excise duties on fuel
The minister has extended the excise reductions on fuel until 28 February 2023, while there will be no changes to VRT for cars or commercial vehicles.
New interim chief for Irish Limousin Cattle Society
The former CEO of Munster Bovine is to lead the Irish Limousin Cattle Society on an interim basis.
Meath land comes with planning for new house
The holding amounts to 51.69ac and is located close to the expanding town of Navan.
29.5ac farm for sale in Offaly
This holding has a bungalow in need of repair plus a small farmyard.
Fine Georgian house on 90ac of good land in Carlow
The historic house is in very nice condition. The land is in a mix of tillage and grass.
Labour-saving technology at this year’s Ploughing
The National Ploughing Championships is a great way for farmers to market labour-saving products to farmers, with some fantastic technology on show at this year’s event.
No problem in funding or supporting the AD sector – Green Party minister
Green Party Minister of State Ossian Smyth has said that anaerobic digestion is a well-understood technology and that there won’t be a problem in funding or supporting the sector.
Top tips for increasing biodiversity on your farm
Autumn is an important time for wildlife as they prepare for the winter, so it is recommended that farmers hold off hedge cutting until later in the season.
Forestry allocation increased to €112m in budget
"We are currently finalising a new forest strategy and a new forestry programme for Ireland," Minister Hackett said.
Assessing forestry and the public mood
Two surveys show that a clear majority of people believe forestry in Ireland is beneficial to community, landscape, recreation, biodiversity and carbon storage, writes Donal Magner.
Countryside Services to deliver Tier 1 grant
The Dungannon-based company has delivered all previous tranches of the scheme on behalf of DAERA.
Tier 1 grant rates increase by 11%
Like previous tranches, if the scheme is oversubscribed, applications will be ranked on points-based selection criteria.
News in-brief: dairy study, YFCU CEO and beef and sheep events
Round-up of weekly news in-brief from across the agri-food industry in NI.
Poots confirms new independent panel for appeals
Under the previous appeals regime, DAERA could chose not to accept recommendations made by the panel.
‘Family Carer of the Year Awards’ open for nominations
Family Carers Ireland is recognising the outstanding work that family carers do for their loved ones with dedicated awards, writes Naomi Hamilton-O’Donnell.
Speaking up and out about the 'silent treatment'
Psychotherapist Claire Lyons Forde explores the concept of ‘the silent marriage’; and how to change the conversation.
Life on Knockfierna Hill, Co Limerick
Local historian and auctioneer, Pat O’Donovan, discusses the history of Knockfierna Hill in Co Limerick. In conversation with Anne O’Donoghue.
You can go your own way - why cruises are a good option for travelling solo
Travelling solo has become more popular recently, with many holidaymakers deciding go it alone.