Information on farm building design and construction.

Minister deems 90 cows to be ‘typical family farm’ for TAMS III
Caitríona Morrissey
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has set out his reasons for some very controversial restrictions on dairy equipment in TAMS III.
23 March 2023 News
TAMS III: applications open today for sheds, slurry tanks and fencing
Farmers can apply for funding of up to €90,000 under the Animal Welfare Scheme and Nutrient Storage Scheme in TAMS III from Thursday.
22 March 2023 Buildings
How to order correct type and amount of concrete for farm developments
Knowing the type and amount of concrete is essential when planning a budget for a farm project.
Increased slurry storage required for TAMS milking equipment
Farmers will require 10% over their required slurry storage in order to avail of TAMS aid for milking equipment.
22 March 2023 Buildings
New creosote alternative could drive price up €5/stake
It is understood that for a treated timber stake which would have typically cost €10 will now cost €15.
15 March 2023 News
Where to now for fence post preservation?
After being a go-to long life fence post for years, is there a viable replacement for creosote-treated posts?
15 March 2023 Buildings
Top five tips on reducing disease pressure in calving and lambing pens
With mid-season lambing and calving well under way, here are some key tips to follow to reduce the disease pressure in housing.
14 March 2023 Buildings
How accurate are the new TAMS III reference costs?
With reference costs for TAMS III increased from its predecessor, we compare it to some featured builds and how actual costs compare.
8 March 2023 Buildings
TAMS revised costs still ‘hopelessly’ below real costs - ICMSA
ICMSA deputy president Dennis Drennan has slammed the Department of Agriculture for what he said is a failure to recognise the real cost of farm investment for measures under TAMS III.
3 March 2023 Buildings
Lely robot ticks the box for Galway dairy convert
Renowned cattle breeder Derrick Forde has decided to automate his new dairy enterprise by investing in an automatic milking system. Martin Merrick reports.
1 March 2023 Buildings
Dairy farmers lose the most in TAMS III
Dairy farmers have taken the biggest hit in items related to their industry not being included in TAMS III.
28 February 2023 Buildings
Weekly Podcast: what’s in the new TAMS for you?
Listen in to this week’s news podcast for all the latest farming news. Hear about what you need to know in this week’s Irish Farmers Journal.
24 February 2023 News