NEWS
This week in photos: Carlow and Donegal marts and the NSBA Championships
Our top photos from the last week include farmers in Mayo, Cavan and Wicklow.
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Ancient agriculture changed how we farm today
Bronze Age farming had a permanent impact on soil composition in Ireland over 3,000 years ago, new research has found.
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DAIRY
Millionaires of a different kind in Greenfield Kilkenny
While the world watches the soccer millionaires run around Russia, the black and white millionaires often go unnoticed, writes Jack Kennedy.
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Animal welfare campaigners protest against live exports
The advocacy group Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) staged a demonstration outside the GPO in Dublin this Saturday.
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Improving your Oilseed Rape Harvest Management
This season more than ever correct pre-harvest Roundup® Brands desiccation will be essential for growers.
Saving money while reducing the workload
“It definitely saves money, a healthy cow is a profitable cow. If you have to get the vet to clean out a cow it delays breeding, it delays everything.” Mike McCarthy is farming in Co. Limerick.
Farmers urged to use best practice when spraying pesticides
Exceedances in pesticides have been detected in drinking water sources across the country, as a result Irish Water working in partnership with NPDWAG is appealing to farmers to follow the guidelines.
Vaccinate NOW and Get with the Programme!
Do changes in IBR vaccination recommendations irritate you? Confused with the mixed messages about use of IBR vaccines? Want a robust, reliable and simple IBR vaccination programme for your herd?
Long read: six countries in seven weeks
Joe Lyng is a 2018 Nuffield scholar from Co Kilkenny, who recently spent seven weeks travelling to different countries around the world as part of the Nuffield Global Focus Programme (GFP).
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MACHINERY
Contractors 'paying the price for planning deficit' in untidy silage fields
The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has reported high levels of stones and debris causing machinery damage during silage making.
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TILLAGE
Teagasc appoints new head of crops
John Spink will lead the organisation’s national tillage, forestry, horticulture and environmental, research and knowledge transfer programme.
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Tillage management: dryness a factor in many spring crops
The long spell of largely dry warm weather has been good for growth but the dryness has brought its own problems.
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