Information on farm building design and construction.

Ramping up soiled water storage for 2023
Martin Merrick
Storage requirements for soiled water is set to double in the next two to three years.
23 November 2022 Buildings
Dairy beef calves - getting the accommodation right
Having the correct facilities for rearing dairy-bred suckler calves will ensure that they get off to the best start.
23 November 2022 Buildings
Organic housing: retrofitting conventional cubicle sheds
Housing will be one of the major challenges that farmers face in converting to organics, with restrictions on slatted areas and increased space per livestock unit.
Ensuring adequate slurry storage and straw requirements this winter
With nearly all cattle housed across the country, it’s time to put pen to paper and see if you have enough slurry storage in your tanks and straw in your sheds for the coming winter.
16 November 2022 Buildings
Water and wells: preventing freezing pumps and overflowing gutters
While we rarely see significant drops in temperature, even mild frost can be enough to cause damage where water is concerned, while we have already witnessed deluges of rain.
16 November 2022 Buildings
Focus on energy and climate change mitigation in new TAMS
The On-Farm Capital Investment Scheme will include a higher rate of grant aid for energy saving initiatives and renewables, along with organic farming and LESS equipment.
9 November 2022 Farm buildings
Farm buildings: a year of stops and starts
It’s been a tumultuous year for farm buildings between inflation, supply issues and the proposed concrete levy.
9 November 2022 Farm buildings
Cubicle and calving accommodation with room for expansion in Tipperary
A new five-bay cubicle shed has eased pressure on three areas of housing in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, while leaving it open to fit more cubicles, if needed.
9 November 2022 Farm buildings
Four-bay dry shed for less than €24,000
Irish Farmers Journal contributor Kieran Sullivan has just completed work on a dry-bedded cattle shed on an old silage slab.
9 November 2022 Farm buildings
New lease of life for Leenane granary
Damien O’Neill has undertaken a restoration of a 19th century granary with ties to the War of Independence in Leenane, Co Galway.
2 November 2022 Buildings
TAMS updated for final tranche
While the change in TAMS specifications for its final tranche will affect only a small number of farmers, it is likely that similar specifications will be in place for CIS in 2023.
1 November 2022 Buildings
IFBA on tour: Gurteen College dairy facilities
After a three year break, the IFBA was back for its annual conference and farm tours, visiting Gurteen College as part of this. Martin Merrick reports
26 October 2022 Buildings